Cultural Vistas’ Internship Program in Brazil provides more than an opportunity for U.S. college students to spend their summers gaining professional experience. It’s also a chance to get to know the infectious Brazilian way of life, which of course includes sampling its delicious food.
Brazilian cuisine is a melting pot of global influences, ranging from African, European, Middle Eastern, and homegrown flavors. It’s as wide-ranging and unique as the regions and people that comprise Brazil. Dishes and local specialties in Brazil can vary greatly in flavor, spices, and preparation, depending on what state or region you’re in. For example, Bahia’s cuisine is heavily African-influenced, while many of São Paulo’s culinary offerings reflect its substantial Japanese population.
Because there are so many amazing and delicious foods to try in Brazil, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all here (you’ll just have to get out there and aspire to try as many as you can!).