It certainly is cold out! Winter is definitely upon us here in Boston, and I'm sure most of us are just itching to get away to warmer climates! How about a taste of those sunny locales right here in Boston?? The Slow Food Boston Organization is inviting us all on a mini escape-no air fare needed- just head on over to Cambridge tomorrow night, Thursday, December 3, 2009 for a Brazilian Cocktail Party!
"Brazilian Cocktail Party, Part 1 This December Slow Food Boston is kicking off a series exploring the food traditions of local immigrant groups. First stop: Brazil! Nazare and Washington—two of the volunteer cooks for our upcoming festa—and I are here at Casa de Carnes Solução, a Brazilian butcher shop on Bow St. in Somerville. We're shopping for the ingredients for pão de queijo, rolls made from manioc and cheese from Minas Gerais, region of origin for most of Massachusetts' estimated 75,000 to 230,000 Brazilians. Let's take a look inside! caipirinha, piping hot cheese rolls and 7 other delicious appetizers prepared by the Brazilian staff of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), our host and partner for the event. Proceeds will be donated to their AIDS/HIV Prevention & Education Program. Brazilian Cocktail Party Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30-9:30 pm Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers 1046 Cambridge Street Tickets $20; reserve them here.
Next up: a Vietnamese picnic in spring 2010. Email me if you have ideas for others!
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, Slow Food Boston "
Slow Food Boston is a non profit organization advocating sustainability and biodiversity through out the Boston area. You guessed it-this means that the Brazilian Cocktail Party will be full of fresh locally grown produce and foods- AND of course those amazing flavors will bring you right on over to Brazil with their beaches and sun :-).