Fei·jow·aa·duh

Which dish immediately teleports you home? For me it’s Feijoada. When I try to explain it to people, I often say: “it’s like borrowing happiness from the future.” This hearty stew of black beans is what I think about as “the food of my people”…

The Meat Cake

It was my first Thanksgiving. I knew very little about this holiday of gastronomic delights. I got invited by a coworker to join his family. My knowledge about the local culture at the time was as microscopic as the turkey’s ambition to be part of this event…

Argentine Tango

I’ve never traveled abroad before. It wasn’t until I was on my first business trip that I had the opportunity to travel to a different country…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dec 31st 2019; “2020 is going to be a great year,” I thought. As one my New Year’s Resolutions, I had signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in an ambitious attempt to lose weight and reconnect with my Brazilian background…