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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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Papaya Cream with Cassis Liqueur
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Papaya Cream with Cassis is a healthy, quick, delicious, and refreshing Brazilian dessert from the mid-1990s made from blended vanilla ice cream and papaya, served with cassis (black currant liqueur).Papaya is a fruit native to Central America, but Spanish and Portuguese explorers brought it to many other tropical and subtropical lands to which...
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Papaya Cream with Cassis Liqueur (Creme de Papaya con Cassis)
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Papaya Cream with Cassis Liqueur (Creme de Papaya con Cassis) is  a healthy, quick, and very refreshing Brazilian dessert from the mid-1990s made from blended papaya and vanilla ice cream, served with cassis (black currant liqueur).
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Tangiroska
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Just as Mexico has its margarita and Cuba its mojito, Brazil also has a national cocktail drink: the caipirinha. Made with lime, sugar, ice, and of course, cachaça, the caipirinha is a fruity, refreshing drink you can enjoy all summer long. Just like rum, cachaça is a sugarcane-derived product, but with a more pronounced flavor and aroma...
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Tangiroska
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A Tangiroska is a refreshing variation of a caipirinha -- Brazil's national cocktail drink, made from tangerine juice and vodka.
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I love empanadas. I also love pizza. This is why I'd like to share with you a recipe that incorporates the best features of both: Pizza Empanadas or Pastel com Recheio de Pizza.Empanadas are a stuffed pastry popular in many countries in Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and other parts of the world. They are made by folding dough...
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Pizza Empanadas
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Pizza Empanadas are a classic Brazilian salgado (salty snack), it's a flaky crust filled with melted mozzarella cheese, deli ham, slightly sweet tomato, and earthy oregano. And in Brazil, they're considered fast food, you can pick them up at pastelarias.
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Salada de Feijoada
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Don't you just love feijoada? Here’s the rub: Brazil's national dish, made from black beans and pork, though delicious, isn’t quick or simple. A traditional feijoada can take two hours to prepare and when a craving strikes, there just isn’t that kind of time. Until now. Inspired by one of the most famous Brazilian dishes, I developed...
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Salada de Feijoada
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A quick, contemporary salad inspired by one of Brazil's most traditional and famous dishes, feijoada (a rich black bean stew featuring various cuts of pork, which originated with the slaves in Brazil). This salad can either be served warm or chilled, as a side dish or main dish. You will need a big skillet to start this recipe off, we prefer...
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X-Tudo Burger
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America may be considered the land of the burger but Brazil is the land of the X-Tudo, a hamburger-on-steroids. The X-Tudo, pronounced shees-TOO-doo, translates into cheese everything. The burger is a towering sandwich served with your choice of toppings and it’s found on many a menu all over Brazil. Eating an X-Tudo is a fun, deliciously...
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X-Tudo Burger
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This is a Brazilian burger on steroids! "X-Tudo" means cheese everything in Portuguese. This is an outrageously delicious, tall burger with cheese and many, many other toppings... For an authentic experience, serve these up in these cute paper trays.
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