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  • What does modern Brazilian cuisine look like?
  • What does modern Brazilian cuisine look like?
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How Brazilians got a taste for gourmet

The first South American Michelin Guide highlights 17 restaurants based in Brazil, putting the country's cuisine squarely on the map. From food truck festivals to gourmet burgers with a South American twist, the new Brazilian flavour goes far beyond beans and rice. So what’s getting served up?

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There’s nothing like a Michelin Guide mention to show that your food is being taken seriously. And with 17 restaurants in the first South American Michelin Guide, Brazilian cuisine has officially put its stamp on the culinary map. While no restaurant received the prestigious three stars, São Paulo’s D.O.M, run by chef and former DJ Alex Atala, received two – marking it as an eatery well worth making a journey for. [1]

Atala regularly sources his ingredients from the Amazon, in an acknowledgement of the abundance of produce available in Brazil. It’s a far ...

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