Travel Photo of the Day: Feijoada

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Feijoada is one of Brazil’s most popular traditional dishes

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Many Brazilians eat a feijoada platter for Saturday lunch.

Some might say that feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. The traditional bean stew usually includes a mix of several meats like "smoked ham hocks, pepperoni or chorizo sausage, carne seca (sun-cured beef), spareribs, back bacon, hot chile peppers, bay leaves, chopped onion, and garlic."

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Legend has it that was once a "luxury meal" for slaves on Brazilian colonial farms. Today’s dish is the result of a combination of native, Portuguese, and African influences and it is typically eaten on special occasions.

As seen in the photo above, a classic serving of this dish includes rice, sautéed greens, farofa (fried cassava meal), and orange slices. 

Want to make your own feijoada? Check out The Daily Meal’s recipe!

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