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Authentic Brazilian Home Cooking: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Classic Latin American Flavors


by Olivia Mesquita


Learn to cook like a Brazilian native with this love letter to traditional Latin American cooking from Olivia Mesquita. Inspired by the food Olivia’s grandmother made her as a child, these crowd-pleasing recipes draw from generations of vibrant Brazilian flavors, cooking and culture. Recreate the taste of your childhood with a mouthwatering Carne Louca (Braised Beef with Onions, Tomato and Peppers) that will rival even your mother’s, or try your hand at delicious recipes like Plantain Gnocchi or Pastel de Bacalhau (Fried Cod Empanadas). Or, if you’re new to Brazilian cuisine, expand and delight your palate with authentic, standout dishes like Barreado na Panela de Pressão (Instant Pot Cumin Beef Stew) or Bobó de Frango (Chicken with Yuca Stew).

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with your Brazilian roots or simply to spice up your weekly meal rotation, these simple, easy-to-make recipes are sure to be a success among family and friends.

Authentic Brazilian Home Cooking



    2724 NE ALBERTA STREET, Portland,Oregon 

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    OPEN Thursday-Monday 12-6pm 


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    Vivienne is Portland's independent, woman-owned cookbook store.


    We're also a wine bar, we do book and kitchenware consignment, we host cookbook classes, book talks, private parties, and more.

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