Native to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is a foremost authority on Brazilian cuisine—and the curator of this month’s Brazil Box. Here, Try The World speaks to Moreinos Schwartz about her path through culinary school journalism, and diabetes advocacy that led her to where she is today.
For the first time ever, we’re working with a Brazilian artist to create the cover of your Culture Guide. Rogerio Pedro, featured in the Brazil Box, is a street artist from São Paulo known for his dramatic and colorful murals. Just for us, he created an incredible cover featuring the items from the box. Here’s an inside look at his passion for comics, murals, and Brazilian culture.
Brazil is the most populated country in South America and perhaps one of the most diverse. A true melting pot of people from all over the world and of different cultural backgrounds—from the Amazon to Japan and everything in between—Brazilian culture is lively and full of wonderful food, music, and energy. Here are 14 facts about this great country that are sure to blow your mind—and whet your appetite for the Brazilian foods from the box.
Have you heard of the superfruit called açaí? It’s popping up everywhere! It turns out that this new American obsession is native to Brazil—and Brazilians have been eating it long before Instagram ever caught wind of it.
The perfect for kicking back on the beach and lounging in the sun, the caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink. It’s traditionally made with cachaça, Brazilian rum made from sugarcane. This one is slightly fruity with the addition of the delicious jabuticaba jam from the Brazil Box.
Brigadeiro is one of the most common desserts in Brazil—they’re served and sold in almost every restaurant, store, and home! Similar to a chocolate truffle, brigadeiro is also incredibly sweet and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Use the traditional topping or our suggestions below to to make your own beautiful—and delicious—array of sweets at home.