Author Archives: Bryan Sanders

August 16, 2011

Super Faminto: 5 Days in Paris: Kebab + Falafel

by Bryan Sanders

Paris is packed with things like bad service, people who don’t wear color, restaurants with funky bathrooms, people who embody blasé, park benches older than both of my countries, and street food that will screw your brains out, call you lover, and often never call you back. For these reasons, I decided to go there […]

July 1, 2011

Super Faminto: Festa Junina Brings Hot Wine

by Bryan Sanders

It’s getting colder here in Brazil and dry season is approaching. In the North, the crops have been harvested. Festa Junina (June Festival) was carried over from the Portuguese to celebrate and thank God for the rain by eating wonderful foods–and like any good Brazilian party it has mutated into one of the biggest parties […]

June 17, 2011

Super Faminto: Gracinha’s Feijoada-Lite (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

With the in-laws away in Paris, my sister-in-law, grandma, house chef Gracinha, and dog-in-law Pri (short for Princess or Priscilla, still not sure) have come to stay with us. The opportunity was ripe to finally ask Gracinha to show me her feijoada-lite recipe. I wrote about feijoada last year, as it’s Brasil’s national dish. Feijoada […]

June 3, 2011

Super Faminto: GELATOral Gratification at Bacio di Latte (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

In a city like São Paulo with its mild climate, and  millions of Italian immigrants, you would expect to find loads of good gelato. Instead there is a ton of picole (popsicles) and regular ice cream. Luckily for us, just down the street is Bacio di Latte (Kiss of Milk). On any given Sunday, you […]

May 20, 2011

Super Faminto: The Cookie Shop Brings More Than Just Cookies (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

After getting canned without reason, the day after her maternity leave was up, Paula Cinini was not sure what to do; she had always worked as a journalist. To find some solace in this devastating situation, and cope with her mother’s passing, Paula dug up her mother’s old, partly-burned, worn recipe book and began baking. […]

May 6, 2011

Super Faminto: Falafel to the Beat of a Different Drummer (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

In my hood, the chic São Paulo bairro of Jardins, I share sidewalks with a rather large group of Hasidic Jews. All of the beards make me feel like I’m safe and at home. They are the unspoken guardians of Jardins, as I have heard rumors of their n0-nonsense approach to local crime and robberies. […]

April 19, 2011

Super Faminto: Bacar: Tie for Best Pizza on the Planet (Okinawa)

by Bryan Sanders

Seeing an old friend after some time is like nothing else. You catch up, see how they are doing, and talk about old times. I made my way to Okinawa a while back to check old the old island and made it my first priority to see Daisuke and his newly opened pizzeria, Bacar. I […]

April 5, 2011

Super Faminto: Kyoto Cuisine in São Paulo

by Bryan Sanders

My wife and I are dressed to kill. The guards are looking us up and down. My hands are sweating. I enter awkwardly remembering last minute to bow, even though I’m not sure who these people are greeting us at the door. We walk further in and meet Eriko, the multi-lingual and chic Italian counterpart […]

March 18, 2011

Super Faminto: Preparing for Lent: Carnaval in Rio + Paraty

by Bryan Sanders

Carnaval is just complete madness. People running around, eating, dancing, shaking it, getting it on, peeing on church walls, and swapping spit. It’s hot. The music is loud, samba is blaring, and you are pretty much forced to like it. It’s like sex. This is CARNAVAL. Carnaval is to get all of the world’s sins […]

February 22, 2011

Super Faminto: Civet Coffee is THE SHIT (Bali)

by Bryan Sanders

Bali was our first destination on our honeymoon tour. It is where I was promised we could recover, read and sloth out! After the crazy stress of moving continents (from Japan to Brazil), learning a new language, surviving the first year in my wife’s home country, and four-wedding marathon to boot, well, I deserved this. […]