If 2020 was the year of the pivot then 2021 is set to be the year of recovery
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“If we want our kids to understand about food, then we have to make sure they receive food education.”
“My grandmother, Lelinha, put down all her recipes in her beautiful handwriting and I gathered them into a book”
“Businesses won’t survive if people don’t understand the value. As restaurants, we now have the opportunity to make people understand the real value of things.”
In what could easily be the location of a heist series, Bar do Cofre occupies a vault in the basement of a former bank
“The time to make change is now – that’s our role. If cooking is a political act, let’s do it properly. Let’s change things.”
“Brazil is such a diverse country. Our cuisine is like a patchwork quilt with a mix of influences that are similar but different; distant, yet always connected”
Brazil’s biggest city has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, from arty work-live lodgings to architecturally impressive design dens
Bustling markets, sun-soaked parks and craft beer make this lesser-known Brazilian city a great winter escape
The coming 12 months is packed with promise, with a veritable smörgåsbord of 50 Best chefs and bartenders planning to make moves, including Massimo Bottura, Mauro Colagreco, Daniel Humm, Remy Savage and Daniela Soto-Innes
Right before the doors open, there’s a moment of nervousness; a buzz of anticipation, of butterflies in bellies. Indoors, 15 volunteers line up against the wall, like schoolchildren on the first day of class.
At Oficina de Cerâmica, Augusto
Campos prepares for burn day by spending weeks inside the chambers of his kiln, painstakingly loading painted clay pots, jugs and vases onto shelves separated by bricks
Beyond the beach capital of Rio de Janeiro, the jungle capital of Manaus and the capital city of Brasilia, there’s São Paulo, the undisputed capital of gastronomy
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Bar do Cofre is set within the vault of one of São Paulo’s most historic banks
Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, the husband-and-wife team behind three-time Best Restaurant in Latin America, Central, have – quite literally – changed the landscape with their new restaurant, Mil.
“We need to think about the amount of litter we’re producing, the water we use, the quantity of food we’re wasting. What will happen in the future?”
“It doesn’t surprise me that the majority of Brazilians have never eaten the Brazilian ingredients that I serve. There’s a disconnection between man and food.”
A fresh generation of chefs and a spectacular natural larder has put the continent’s foodie scene on the map. But which city is leading the pack?