Blurry phone photos, but still delicious!
Pao de queijo (cheese bread) is a traditional Brazilian snack. My favorite - ok, one of my favorites. (there are way too many delicious snacks to pick one only.) Originally from Minas Gerais (google), Pao de queijo is basically made out of tapioca flour and minas cheese (google) (many ppl use parmesan cheese). It's chewy and cheesy... heavenly when fresh out of the oven. I've experimented (way too much :) to come up with my own pao de queijo recipe. I'm very proud to say that I have finally come up with one. One of these days I'll make a batch and share the recipe with you.
For those of you who haven't tried these yet, you are seriously - seriously - missing out.
If you can't find any "home made" ones, I recommend this brand: Forno de Minas. They are the only ones (that are good) available here in the U.S. (Please do correct me if I'm wrong.)
If you're in NYC, try Casa (my favorite Brazilian restaurant in the city). They have pao de queijo for appetizers (picture above). For entree, I recommend the strogonoff. Yum...
I will write more about brazilian food in the future. It's a sacrilege not to share my passion for brazilian food.
Nothing will beat Guarana as the perfect drink to go with pao de queijo. Guarana is "the" brazilian soda. What? Here, click here.