The Hungry Cyclist Blog

  • Lula recheadas (Stuffed squid) Brazil

    America has a Bush, Afghanistan has a Karzai, and in Brazil they have a Squid. Winning a landslide victory in 2002, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to the people simply as Lula (squid in English), s...

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  • Crab Frigideira. Bahia, Brazil

    The frigideira is a traditional samba percussion instrument made of a skillet from the days when everyone played on improvised instruments.  This tiny little hand held instrument has a piercing...

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  • Cycling Home For Christmas?

    Alas, due to the gentle warming of our dear planet, in little old England snow is now about as scarce as sunshine, good Mexican food and winning the football, and saved only for tasteless window displ...

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  • Polvo ao Vinaigrette. Octopus Salad. Bahia, Brazil.

    Octopus are plentiful in the rock pools that hug the pristine beaches of Bahia in North Brazil, and after a hot day sweating in the saddle there is no better treat that sitting down to share a plate ...

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  • Leche de Coco. Make your own Coconut Milk

    Many of the recipes I have found in Brazil use the magical ingredient of coconut milk. Tins of this lovely stuff can be found in most supermarkets and are convenient to use and generally of acceptabl...

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  • Owleye Solar Headlight

    The conckers are falling of the trees, the BBC are starting to run period dramas on a Sunday night, which can mean only one thing. Winter is upon us, and if Gordon Brown and the man with the eyebrows ...

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  • Caruru. Bahia, Brazil

    An estimated 1.3 million slaves were imported, from West Africa, into Bahia before slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1888. These people were to have an immeasurable impact on what Bahia was, and is ...

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  • Vatapa, Bahia. Brazil

    An estimated 1.3 million slaves were imported, from West Africa, into Bahia before slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1888. These people were to have an immeasurable impact on what Bahia was, and is ...

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  • Cashew Nut Cookies. Brazil

    Brazil nuts may be the flagship nut of Brazil but cashew nuts are also here in abundance. The colorful fruit is used for sorbets and juice and the nuts that perch atop the fruit are toasted and used ...

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  • Farofa (toasted manioc flour). Brazil

    Toasted manioc flour (farinha de mandioca) is a staple of Brazil. Another product of the multi-purpose yucca root, it is served with most meals and although it looks a little like saw dust it can be ...

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  • One Wheel Is Better Than Two

    On the 23rd September 47 year old Steve Colligan will fly to Nepal, then onto Tibet to ride his unicycle 1000km (620 miles) across the Roof of the World, from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, t...

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  • Eton Mess

    London Fashion Week kicks off this week, showcasing the very best London's deisgners, models and make up artist have to offer. Cementing our fine capitals reputation as the capital of cool, models...

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