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Tasting Brazil

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Brazilian cuisine represents an ambitious undertaking for American cooks. The national dish, feijoada, is a festive stew of beans and pig parts that isn’t authentic without carne seca, a salted, sun-dried meat with an inimitable flavor. Fiery chiles are as common, Harris tells us, as salt and pepper are on American tables. For home cooks who are ready for adventure and willing to seek out exotic ingredients, Tasting Brazil provides indispensable guidance.