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And a handful of photos from the last couple of days...

Lunch

^I'm on a mission to try and document more food this time, as people often seem to show interest in what Brazilians eat, and this is genuine home cuisine. Of course most if not all of their food is adopted from other countries (unless you include Native Indians). This was yesterday's lunch, which was pressure cooked beef wrapped around vegetables and secured with cocktails sticks, with the inevitable rice and beans (a Brazilian staple). Lu's Mum is often semi-jokingly worried that it's too "salgado". This translates literally as savoury, but she's mostly referring to it having too much salt for a "gringo".

Shoes and Sunglasses

^Lu bought some new shoes on Saturday, and Amélie spent a fair while yesterday "clip clopping" around in them, along with wearing them on the wrong feet. I don't know how she maintains her balance as these also have fairly large heels. I'm letting her do it as long as she doesn't fall, which she hasn't yet.

University Friends

^Lu's university friends. Very lovely people, which I wish I could understand better!

All 14 photos from this latest set are over at Flickr.

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So it is a very different rice and beans to the rice and beans in Belize, by the look of it
mmmm, rice and beans :D

Interesting. How does it differ?

well in your photo it looked like the rice was in one bowl and the beans in another, whereas in Belize it is all together. It is a sort of purply-brown colour, and and come either with meat or without

like this http://vegetarianfoodrecipes.org/vegetarian-side-dish-recipes/belize-rice-and-beans-belizean-recipes
although it is like any traditional food, every single grandmother has a family twist on it, but most contain recado, which that recipe doesn't. My best friend has been known to send me random lumps of the stuff in the post so I can cook it ;0)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recado_rojo

That looks a lot nicer. The beans here have almost no taste, so it's a fairly bland meal. Brazilians seem to like things bland though, which is fine for me as I'm not a spice fan. I don't eat the beans any more though, and just go for the rice.

Edited at 2011-12-21 09:45 am (UTC)

maybe I'll make it for you sometime

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