A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JUNE 2006: Feijoada
It is almost impossible to avoid the feijoada in Brazil. This Brazilian bean stew is much different from the European bean stew. However…. when comparing the Dutch pea stew, both stews contain almost the same ingredients: bay leaf, sausage slices, pork shanks, pig ears, and bacon. It is a good tradition to have feijoada on Fridays, and even on Saturdays. During the week, Brazilians usually have a lighter version of their beans: the feijão. These beans, often lighter of color, are well cooked and served with rice, chicken and some salad. The feijoada in this picture was served in a traditional ceramic bowl and was one of the most delicious I have tasted. The stew was prepared by a housemaid. Despite her very advanced age, she still manages to use all her cooking skills and passion for a superb Brazilian bean stew.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014