Rio de Janeiro

July 26, 2012

Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Romeo + Juliet

by Yoko Kumano

A common dessert in Brazil called “Romeo and Juliet” comprised of goiabada (guava paste) and Minas cheese. The contrast of the sweet guava and the subtle and slightly savory Minas was a winning combination. Easily one of the best dessert finds during my trip; quintessentially Brazilian.

July 18, 2012

Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Jackfruit

by Yoko Kumano

Jackfruit floating in a pond in at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro.

June 14, 2012

Super Faminto: Juicy Booty at Bibi Suco (RIO)

by Bryan Sanders

CH and I have relocated to Rio for work (and personal pursuits) and finally, we now live in the tropics. But this is not the Amazon, not even close. The Amazon rain forest is thousands of miles away. In this particular neighborhood in Rio, literally just outside our window, we have the largest urban tropical forest […]

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 […]