Breakfasts in Brazil are simple. The usually consist of milk, coffee, jam and bread. Sometimes they eat cheese, ham and fresh fruit. Some of those fruit include mangos, watermelons and papayas. They eat whole, drink or smoothie form. Like the United States, Brazilians eat eggs, toast and cereal. Eating waffles, pancakes and omelets are a no no in Brazil. In Brazil, the people eat some unique foods. Some of these foods are pão de queijo (cheese rolls), açaí fruit, mate tea, cornbread, tapioca, and cheese curds. Avocado Cream is a topping for some of those dishes. Brazilians usually eat their breakfast from 6 to 8:30 A.M.
Appetizers are eaten with alomost every meal. Pão de queijo or cheese rolls are typically eaten for a mid day snack or for breakfast. One well known appetizer is the acarajé. Acarajé ingredients consist of black eyed peas, fried balls of shrimp, and onions. In Brazil, fried rice balls are a favorite. They are like hush puppies except they are made out of rice not corn meal. Chicken croquettes that look like drummies are called Coxinha.
The main courses of Brazilian food are known to be delicious. The most famous dish, Feijoada, is a delicious black bean stew. Not only does it have black beans, it also has smoked meats to accompany it. Seafood is a very important food to Brazil. Shrimp and okra gumbo create a what is called Cururu de Camarao. Vatapa is shrimp with rice and cashew peanut sauce. Moqueca de Peixe is a delicious dish. It is a coconut fish stew that is very well known.
Brazil has many interesting and tasty desserts you can choose from. Brigadeiro is a very well known and choclatey and carmaly surprise! Other popular desserts are: passion fruit mousee cake, quidin, sweet corn pudding, and banana crumb cake. Many of the desserts are not made in the United States very often.