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More people of Lebanese descent live in Brazil than in Lebanon, as many as 7 million.While the South American country has adopted Lebanese dishes as part of its national cuisine, there is scant evidence of the reverse influence; Brazilian food is unknown here.Machado travels the world educating people in different cities about the diversity of Brazilian cuisine. I'm from an area of Brazil that has a lot of Lebanese influence.TDS: Are there Lebanese dishes that have become adopted as national Brazilian cuisine? Brazil is a huge country and with a huge amount of influence from three regional cuisines, but all of them lead to one culture, that is cozinha brasileira [Brazilian cuisine].Then you have other ingredients that are characteristically in Brazilian food, like the spices.TDS: What are the most classical dishes visitors to Brazil are going to see all over the country? If you go to Amazonia, then you have food from native Brazil that is for example a stew called tacaca.Each corner of Brazil has special dishes, plus all over you find dishes made with black beans and cassava.
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