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James Freeman

Prawn Moqueca (Moqueca de Camarão)

Serves 6 people Active time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Notes: Dendê is an red, unrefined palm oil, and the heart of the dish. You can find it in most African or Asian supermarkets. Bahian recipes will call for pimenta-de-cheiro, or pimenta malagueta, but unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to find these here. The type […]

Sacred Food and Martial Arts in Brazil’s Northeast

Unlike the rest of the country, seafood and coconut are prominent in the kitchens of Salvador da Bahia, but as BristoLatino food editor James Freeman finds out, it is dendê that really feeds the city. Palm oil has a reputation. The mere mention brings to mind ecological devastation in Indonesia and charity appeals to save the orangutans. […]