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next time I'd buy a different cookbook
on December 18, 2011
From the reviews and previews, I thought this book would help me learn to cook some dishes from my husband's native Brazil. I was primarily interested because of the pictures and because the measurements are for the American reader. I was also glad that the author states that she tried to make some of the recipes less heavy/healthier than they are prepared in Brazil. However, many of the recipes are not dishes my husband grew up eating. It seems that besides some desserts and recipes for "street food" that the recipes are from more rural Brazil, not the city, and are not always dishes that the "average" (if there is such a thing :) ) Brazilian would recognize. Also, some ingredients can be hard to find if you don't have a Brazilian market in your area. It's good for learning, and heavy on seafood dishes. The Brazilians I know definitely eat more meat than fish, so just something to keep in mind. I don't regret buying it, but I think there must be better cookbooks out there for common Brazilian cooking.