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Anyone on who is knowledgable about Brazilian cooking?

vvv03 | Jan 3, 201212:41 PM

My cleaning lady is Brazilian and hardly speaks a word of English, but the last time she came over she offered to make me a meal using my pressure cooker while she cleaned next time. I am eager to take her up on it, but our language differences made it impossible to get much detail in terms of what I should buy. She mentioned beans, meat and rice, but not sure what type to get.

I recently posted that I just started using my pressure cooker myself (based mainly on her apparent enthusiasm for the thing), so I know dried beans would be a fair start. What kinds of beans? Should I get a nice cut of pork or would beef or chicken make more sense? Also, are there any particular spices that are prevalent in Brazilian cooking that I should have on hand?

Talk about a first world problem, I know, but I am so excited about coming home to a clean apt and home cooked Brazilian meal. I just want to make it as easy on her as possible. Thanks!

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