Thursday, January 26, 2012

A LITTLE VIDEO FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

PREPARING BACALHAO
January 25, 2012
New York City



video

SEAFOOD RISOTTO

SEAFOOD RISOTTO
January 22, 2012
New York City

The seafood ingredients are scallops, shrimp and miniature octopus

A little white wine
My friend Chris Gallo says the only thing good I know how to make is seafood pasta...

so I made seafood risotto instead!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

European Encontro 2008

AMAZONIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
September-October, 2008
Assisi, Italy







I cooked two meals a day for the group on tour. They have been my friends and family for almost 20 years.
The pasta in Italy is a joy to work with, an honor!

The meat is fresh, unprocessed and you know it came from a good source. It does not come shrink-wrapped in plastic, on a styrofoam board.

Tomatoes fresh from the garden every day, and edible flowers too!

Mixed greens salad with radishes and olives

The table was set for 10 people at every meal, with extra plates and silverware for diners in the "Standing Room Only" section

My good friend about to try my famous lasagna

Morning coffee exploded

I also managed the floral arrangements for the music workshops



The final product





Cozidas

COZIDAS: BRAZILIAN COMFORT FOOD
"It raises the dead" -Amanda D.
New York City
Autumn-Winter Months, 2011


Similar to what Americans call "Stew"

Usually contains beef, carrots, corn (on the cob), potatoes, macacheira (cassava), okra, collard greens, garlic, onion, salt 



This dish was different from a traditional cozida, but a similar idea. It lacked the vegetables but was still hardy and very flavorful (flavor of butter, yum!)

2011-2012 Holiday Meats

THANKSGIVING THROUGH NEW YEAR'S
New York City 
2011-2012

Thanksgiving Ham with Sweet Potatoes


Thanksgiving Turkey with Pineapple


New Year's Pork, course salt, pepper and garlic

LASAGNA

LASAGNA
Mapia, Amazon, Brazil
January, 2010

I had to keep my wife Ursula well-fed because she was pregnant with our twins! This was a basic lasagna, made with a Brazilian cheese called Catupiry

Me and my brother Tadeu

Acai tree in front of my house