Author Archives: Bryan Sanders

July 12, 2013

Super Faminto VIDEO: Umami Baby Zac + Brazilian Baby Food

by Bryan Sanders

Zac was born at the end of last year, so for the last eight months CH and I have been super busy being (can I say awesome?) parents. We do our best and as a result he seems to really like us, the rest of the family, and pretty much anyone or thing we pass […]

November 8, 2012

Super Faminto: A Visit to the Ranch in Campininha, São Paulo

by Bryan Sanders

As the saying goes: you can learn a lot about someone when you walk a day in their shoes. I like to think the same goes for when you eat in someone’s home. I have had the honor to be invited to Tatão’s home — the beautiful Santa Albertina ranch in Campininha, three hours from […]

September 26, 2012

Super Faminto: Brasil’s Chocolate Brigadeiro!

by Bryan Sanders

Brazil has a serious love for condensed milk in their desserts and brigadeiro is the #1 most commonly made of them all. It is the holy grail of condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powdered chocolate. They make for a seriously awesome ball of thick chocolate, covered in sprinkles. The chocolate sweet is named after the […]

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 13, 2012

Super Faminto: Naengmyeon (Chilly Korean Noodles)

by Bryan Sanders

São Paulo has the second largest Japanese population outside of Japan (about 650,000+), but since my arrival here I’ve been pretty bummed by the lack of good Japanese restaurants. Thank God for the Koreans! Koreans immigrated to SP with promises that Brazil was the country of the future — and Brazil still strives towards this dream. […]

December 9, 2011

Super Faminto: 2011 Best Burger: Butcher’s Market (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

The world is full of burger places. There is one in almost every strip mall in America, and then there are the chains which are often the culprits or the scapegoats of many a country’s poor eating habits. Burgers stretch the gut, go well with less healthy things like milkshakes, chili fries, extra cheese, and […]

October 7, 2011

Super Faminto: Caldo Verde: Portuguese Kale Soup

by Bryan Sanders

Over the last year, I have been desperately trying to get my hands on the Ghosts of the Great Highway LP by Sun Kil Moon aka Mark Kozelek from Red House Painters. If not familiar with any of his bands or side projects, most remember him as Stillwater’s bassist Larry Fellows in the Cameron Crowe […]

September 9, 2011

Super Faminto: 5 Days in Paris: Birthday Dinner at L’Epi Dupin

by Bryan Sanders

L’Epi Dupin near Le Bon Marche is normally a quiet place full of neighborhood types and locals. Their course meal is a bargain. Old types sit and drink. The snobbery was at a low. When our mixed mash group of birthday celebrators reserved a month before, they probably didn’t expect the entire ambiance of the […]

August 26, 2011

Super Faminto: 5 Days in Paris: Cojean’s Toasted Sandwich

by Bryan Sanders

After a painfully long day of marching shop to shop near Opera, we needed to eat something. Anything. Shopping with CH and Angela was exhausting normally, but this was sale week in the fashion capital of the world, and it was intense. The hustle of sale week mixed with the extremely friendly Parisians bumping elbows […]

August 19, 2011

Super Faminto: 5 Days in Paris: Lunching at Merci Shop

by Bryan Sanders

Recently a surge of concept stores and boutiques have marked our larger cities, the world over, from Paris to São Paulo, all bringing a bit of something new and curated. Concept shops like Paris’ overtly “cool” Colette throbs with waves of tourists, often fall short as many want to escape the untz-untz pouring from the […]