Tasting Brazil
Episode :
Belém: The Forest Cuisine

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On the Amazon estuary, Bel Coelho explores the city of Belém, made prosperous by the rubber industry. She introduces us to the unusual ingredients, textures and flavors that make up the Amazon region’s great contribution to Brazilian cuisine.

After visiting the city market, Bel tries 'tacaca', a street soup that reflects Belém’s popular culture. It is based on spices, shrimp, cassava roots and 'jambu', a plant with a pleasantly electrifying effect on the palate. She then heads on to Marajo, the world’s largest river island, where there are more buffalo than people. There, she prepares a dish using 'turu', a mollusk found in mangrove tree trunks.


  • Production :
    FL Concepts, Grifa Filmes, Arte France

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