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10 Brazilian Cookbooks To Add Some Flavor To Your Kitchen

Brazil is such a melting pot of colors, languages, and customs, influenced by several areas such as Portuguese, European, African, South American, and Asian countries. Similarly, its cuisine varies on the geographical location, reflecting the country’s mix of native and immigrant populations from native farms and mountains to coastlines. Don’t miss this vibrant cuisine, we will introduce you 10 rich and delicious Brazilian cookbooks in this post.

The Food and Cooking of Brazil: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, Techniques, 65 Classic Recipes

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“Great portrait of Brazilian diversity” – AT

In every bit of Brazilian food, you will feel the history there that comes from the native Indians through the influences of the Portuguese colonists to imported ingredients like coconut milk, palm oil, and peppers that arrived in the country with the African slave trade. Through this book, you will be taught to create Brazilian classics and delectable desserts with several recipes packed with complete nutritional information. Moreover, more than 400 stunning photographs are also included to inspire home chefs to cook Brazilian food at their kitchen.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Fernando Farah. Grew up in Rio de Janeiro, a city in southern Brazil, he soon developed a passion for Brazilian cooking, which led him to write food articles and post them on the web. Followers can find his delectable food at a highly praised cooking blog His other cookbooks are Brazilian Food & Cooking and Classic recipes of Brazil: Traditional Food and Cooking in 25 Authentic Dishes.

Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way

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“Absolutely a MUST HAVE!!! Great cookbook and more!” – Shannon

Churrasco is a rustic traditional style of grilling meats from a real gaucho (skilled horseman). As a native gaucho grew up in the Rio Grande do Sul, the birthplace of churrasco, Chef Caregnato has been the culinary director for the award-winning churrascaria Texas de Brazil.

In Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way, the author invites readers to join in a culinary journey by sharing stories of how the gauchos from southern Brazil prepare and cook meats over an open fire. Here, readers are offered over 70 savory recipes from his hometown and Texas de Brazil’s restaurants that have never been released before.

These recipes are not only about the art to master churrasco but also teach home chefs to cook other Brazil’s signatures that numerous people have affection such as picanha, chimichurri and caipirinhas.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Evandro Caregnato. Though he began working at his grandfather’s restaurant named Churrascaria Caregnato since teenagers, his experience in cooking aroused long before watching his father, grandfather, and uncles grill traditional churrasco dishes. In 1998, he opened his own restaurant named Texas de Brazil and now works as the Culinary Director of the restaurant’s more than 40 locations.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

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“Gorgeous and Informative” – Nor Cal Consumer

D.O.M. is one of the world’s best restaurants located in São Paulo. However, you will not find the traditional staples of fine dining on the menu but thoroughly search the lush bounty of the Amazon for indigenous produce, crafting cuisine steeped in classical techniques yet distinctly and uniquely Brazilian.

In this first cookbook of him, he offers an extensive look at the products and creative processes that make up his innovative cuisine. Featuring 65 recipes with 150 stunning color photographs, this book transports readers into the streets of São Paulo and Amazon’s rain forests.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Alex Atala, who is a creative chef known for exploring classical techniques, the gastronomical possibilities of Brazilian ingredients both in Brazil and worldwide. Began his career of cooking at the age of 19, he has experience of working at several hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. IN 1999, he opened D.O.M. restaurant and set up his second restaurant, Dalva e Dito which is critically acclaimed in 2009.

A Taste of Latin America: Culinary Traditions and Classic Recipes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico & Venezuela

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“Great book, great layout.” – James Cormack

Generally, Latin American food is steeped in history and tradition. To discover what makes this region’s cuisine incomparable, cooks of all skill levels are invited to try expertly crafted recipes in this second book of Patricia Cartin. Also, additional insight into each country’s background and customs featuring budding chefs and seasoned experts alike will be enticed by this authentic and unique compilation.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Patricia Cartin. As a native Costa Rican, she immigrated to the United States in 2007 experiencing the nation’s flavors before settling in New York, where she attended the International Culinary Center.

She worked as a cooking teacher in her workshops and cooked for some influential figures. Besides, Patricia usually travels extensively, visiting and tasting with family members living throughout Latin America that allowed her to sharpen her knowledge of the unique ingredients and flavors found in each Latin American nation.

Brazilian Food

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“Absolutely love this book. I am culinary student and Brazilian and it was a present to my host family that I live with here in US. Recipes are very good and authentic.” – Fiama Bannwart

Brazil is a vast country with fabulous ingredients and a wealth of ethnic culinary influences that result in one of the most exciting cuisines in the world. In this revolutionary book, acclaimed young chef Thiago Castanho and internationally respected food writer Luciana Bianchi explore the best of Brazilian food and its traditions with more than 100 recipes that you will want to try at home.

Recipes here are from a team of celebrated “guest chefs” from all over Brazil, with chapters celebrating the best food that Brazil’s diverse cuisine offers, including Small Bites, Street Food, Fish & Seafood, and Meat & Poultry for Fire & Grill. With hot on location in Brazil by Rogerio Voltan, the book is a visual and culinary feast to inspire every home cook.

About the Author: The authors of this cookbook are Thiago Castanho and Luciana Bianchi.

Thiago Castanho is the top chef in Brazil and was voted “The One to Watch” at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Having inherited his father’s 40-year culinary legacy, Thiago quickly shifts from legacy to modernity, mixing comfort food and Brazil’s rich flavors uniquely. His food demonstrates great love and appreciation for the environment and local farmers.

Luciana Bianchi is a chef and food writer from Italy-Brazil, whose work has been published in 12 countries. She served in Michelin-starred restaurants, cooked for celebrities, and interviewed several internationally renowned chefs. She also contributes to S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina

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“Big, expansive, and pleasure to use” – Jan S

In Latin American Street Food, Sandra A. Gutierrez takes readers on a tasting tour of the most popular and delicious culinary finds of twenty Latin American countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Brazil. To make it easy for the home kitchen, she translated them into 150 accessible recipes that are promised to bring up delectable foods, and everyone will sure to satisfy.

More than that, fascinating culinary history, fun personal stories, and how-to tips of the most recognized and irresistible street foods are also mentioned. Readers can also find a list of sources for ingredients in this book.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Sandra A. Gutierrez, who is a food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer. Grew up in the United States and Guatemala, now she lives in Cary, N.C. Her other cookbooks are The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South.

This Is Brazil: Home-Style Recipes and Street Food

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“Bought for a friend and she LOVES it! She is from Brazil and is missing home. She likes this book because it has substitutes for things you might but be able to get in the states.” – Michelle

Brazil is not only a country with a vast geographical area that sprawls over eight million square kilometers but also generous with passionate people and unforgettable scenery exciting the world’s imagination. As excitement builds up in Brazil in the run-up to World Cup 2014, this book highlights the fascinating exchange of food and culture in the twelve capital cities hosting World Cup play. Readers will find an extensive exploration of Brazilian authentic, home-style food from each distinct region filled with recipes, personal stories, stunning location, and food photos.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Fernanda de Paula, a Brazilian-Australian television presenter, producer, and journalist. Shelley Hepworth is a television and online producer and avid foodie. In This Is Brazil 12-part television series, Fernanda and Shelley have brought the people, the stories, and the brilliant food they experienced in their travel across the vast nation of Brazil to viewers.

My Rio de Janeiro: A Cookbook

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“Best Brazilian Cookbook!!!!” – Monica Ferreira

My Rio de Janeiro is a food diary of a Rio de Janeiro-born who is a cooking teacher and author. Therefore, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz eagers to share her passion for the sumptuous cuisine of this wildly popular tourist destination with the dynamic flavors and passionate culinary personalities of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio’s cuisine is renowned for its relaxed atmospheres and represents various aspects of Brazilian culture. In this book, the author highlights some 90 of Rio’s best recipes, including unforgettable petiscos (finger food), Carioca (native) home cooking, Portuguese-inspired cuisine, and popular urban dishes.

Additionally, also peppered throughout the book are Leticia’s favorite places, people, recipes, and ingredients of Rio. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant Rio photography and mouth-watering food photography, My Rio de Janeiro is a fresh, ripe kitchen tourist area.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, a teacher and cookbook author. She is the author of an award-winning book named The Brazilian Kitchen and appears as a guest chef on numerous TV&radio shows and culinary conferences. Readers can find her work in many web and print media outlets. Moreover, Leticia also is a proud and active member of IACP and NYWCA. Learn more about her at

The Everything Brazilian Cookbook: Includes Tropical Cobb Salad, Brazilian BBQ, Gluten-Free Cheese Rolls, Passion Fruit Mousse, Pineapple Caipirinha…and Hundreds More!

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“Got this for Christmas for a Brazilian in-law Who loves to cook. There were so many recipes for things that reminded him of his childhood back in Brazil. The gift brought him to tears!” – Taylor Miller

Brazilian food is a complex and vibrant fusion of indigenous Indian foods and ingredients with immigrant culinary traditions. Based on locally available elements and the people who settled there, each geographic region of Brazil has its own distinctive cuisine. Aim at introducing this exciting cuisine, The Everything Brazilian Cookbook brings up hundreds of traditional and contemporary recipes for an authentic taste of Brazil.

This book’s recipes start with fresh, healthy ingredients, rather than on processed or packaged food. This way of cooking “back to basics” is more straightforward and less time consuming than you would expect, and the results taste better and are much more nutritious.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Marian Blazes. For several years, living in South America, he was inspired by the sumptuous local cuisine and decided to attend cooking school at the Cordon Bleu Peru in Lima then received a degree in Pastry Arts. Since 2008, she has been a food writer covering South American food for Marian is the translator of Edible Structures: The Basic Science of What We Eat by Chilean author Jose Miguel Aguilera, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013.

The Brazilian Table

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Great recipes plus an interesting cultural overview – Comdet

Brazil’s cuisine is exotic, mysterious, and somehow adventurous that always inspires people to discover. In The Brazilian Table, the recipes are frequently blended between the native ingredients and the rich cultures of Portugal, Africa, Japan, and the Middle East. Readers will find this book does not only introduce one hundred delicious recipes but also provides an in-depth cultural lesson on the regions and their unique foods.

About the Author: The author of this cookbook is Yara Roberts, who is a well-known chef internationally. Graduated from Boston University School of Culinary Arts and held degrees from the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre, she taught at the Brazilian Academy of Cooking before moving to Paraty, Brazil. Here, she operates the Academy of Cooking and Other Pleasures with her photographer husband, Richard Barclay Roberts.

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite Brazilian cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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