Tasting Brazil
Episode :
São Luís: The Explorer's Cuisine

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Bel Coelho explores the region of São Luis, the only city in Brazil founded by the French, in 1612. They named their new town for King Louis XIII. The territory is on the Atlantic coast and has many mangrove swamps, so the local cuisine is mainly based on seafood.

Bel Coelho and Miguel, a chef in São Luis, pay a call on the local bearded-crab fishermen. The large crabs are cooked in a stock of salt water, tomatoes, onions, vinegar and peppers. In the village of Raposa, Mr. Capote shares the secrets of his recipe for seasoning a very big fish called 'acoupa' with Bel Coelho. She then ends her journey with a visit to a group of Creole drum dancers, who are making pressed duck to celebrate a holiday.


  • Production :
    FL Concepts, Grifa Filmes, Arte France

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