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Denise Browning

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Denise was born and raised in Brazil, where she worked for many years as a lawyer before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Subsequently, she has become a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, cooking instructor, recipe and menu developer, and food writer with special expertise in the cuisine of her native country.

Denise is also the author of From Brazil To You, an English-language blogs dedicated to Brazilian cuisine. The blog features Brazilian food recipes, stories, and photography. Her writing and recipes have appeared on The Daily Meal, BlogHer Network, and many other influential sites. She is happy to count among her previous clients Arla Foods USA, The NYC NORTH Festival, Prosciutto di Parma, Fiji Water, and restaurant, Bocadillos Tapas & Vinhos in Brazil. She currently contributes to Honest Cooking Magazine and Epicurious Community Table. Denise lives in Texas with her husband and children.

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Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is a native Brazilian chef, culinary instructor, spokesman, award-winning cookbook author, and mother of two. She is also a former economist who switched careers in order to follow her dreams in the culinary field.If today’s working woman can’t have it all, someone forgot to tell chef Leticia. We scored an...
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The classic Brazilian sweet, brigadeiro, is turned into a new form in this molten chocolate cake with an irresistible flow of melted fudge. 
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Walnut Cameos
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A special time of year, such as is the case with Christmas, requires a special treat: Camaféu de Nozes or Walnut Cameos. These culinary gems are gorgeous, incredibly easy to make, decadent, and unique. Wouldn't you be pleased to open a gift box filled with them? And bonus, since they're flourless, they're ...
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Walnut Cameos
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These Walnut Cameos are covered with melted "fondant" glaze and topped with a shelled walnut… A typical Brazilian treat inspired by carved cameo jewelry!
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Christmas Fried Polenta
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I love corn, as well as most dishes made from it, both savory and sweet. During the holidays I look for ways to not only work it into my dishes but creative techniques to give the ordinary, like polenta, some holiday magic. This fried polenta is a very easy to make, tasty, gluten-free Christmas appetizer or starter that will impress...
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Polenta Frita
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Polenta Frita is a festive, gluten-free appetizer made of star-shaped fried polenta topped with tomato halves, basil leaves, and crumbled goat cheese.
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Upside Down Panettone
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Who doesn't love panettone? At my table, it's a family tradition! In Brazil, Christmas dishes can vary from one region to the next, or even from family to family, yet panettone seems to be a near-unanimous national preference.Old-fashioned French toast (rabanada) is another tradition handed down by my late maternal...
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Upside-Down Panettone French Toast
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Upside Down Panettone French Toast is a festive, gorgeous French toast made from panettone, pears, and raspberries, that can be served for any holiday breakfast or as a dessert.
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Pomegranate Caipirinha
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The holidays are here! It's a time of year for celebration, reflection, parties, and sweet bites with sweet friends. And to accompany a season of events, I'm mixing up a sweet and colorful Brazilian cocktail. Brazilians tend toward the superstitious and love to incorporate good luck rituals into their holiday and New Year...
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Pomegranate Caipirinha
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A festive Pomegranate Caipirinha, made from pomegranate, lime, sugar, and cachaça, to celebrate a sweet and colorful holiday season.
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