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Friday, July 31, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot-out / Outdoor food

Over my three years with this blog I have talked many times about Brazilian food – food is a very serous topic for Camillo and I – we eat and drink as a priority, so to find another way of talking about food took some time and effort. 

DSC05986You have to remember that we are in the southern hemisphere and it is winter.  Winter in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is very moderate, some cool rainy days (in the 60-70) and the rest of the year is – well - hotter than moderate. (75-100)  DSC_1637This subtropical weather points all Brazilians outdoors all year around when it is time to eat.  

Gotten this far with the story of outdoor food and it still hard for me to pinpoint outdoor food. 

What foods are eaten outside versus inside?  The answer is - whatever you can find on a menu indoors, your can find on the menu outside.   Many of the best restaurants have 093sit-outside areas, and if you want to really eat in the sun there are bars and street seating almost everywhere on the streets in Rio.  To tell the truth this is the limit to my knowledge, I have never eaten at a soccer game or out on the beach.  I know there is beer sold, coconut water, ice cream bars, potato chips in very small bags, and boiled corn and chocolate covered peanuts.  I have neverDSC_97627 taken a picture or bought any of these foods outdoors.  (well the beer and potato chips maybe) so what else is there to say. 

I am going to say that given Camillo’s love of getting out on a beautiful Sunday and drive in a new direction, always following his DSC_30517stomach to a new eating opportunity, and given the nature of eating out on the sidewalks here, then all foods in Brazil are possible outdoor food.   Our delicious fresh vegetables ready to be gazpacho on a hot summer day, and beef on the hoof watching you hike on by, and a  Churrasco – all you can eat beef      for every occasion, fresh fish and vegetable at the market make it easy to eat well outdoors here every day. 

 

 

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29 comments:

  1. I think you did a pretty good job with this. I especially the the photo of the car ride and the beef on the hoof. Very cute and clever.

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  2. Interesting Ginger ..as it always is!

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  3. Fascinating. Your posts about food are certainly an enticement to come, or at least to try to make some.

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  4. I saw that fish and my first thought was, how many fillets could I cut, and grill! Thanks for sharing your part of the world!

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  5. Wow, that looks like a fabulous market! Brilliant photos as usual.

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  6. who is the handsome man in that fancy car?

    Is that fish for real?

    Your winter is ideal for me. Yesterday we had 1 degrees. Brrr!!!!

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  7. I like the beef on the hoof pic, I wonder what he is thinking looking at you? great post!!

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  8. Awesome color and pictures, yum!

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  9. Of course! Outdoor foods is a summertime thing and half the world is in their winter or rainy season! Not that I haven't had an outdoor picnic in the middle of 3 feet of snow... you have to dress warm. Some shoot out themes would be limiting for some people, but perhaps any theme would be. Having said all this, I love your post Ginger! Gazpacho is yummy on hot days and I've always wanted to try Churrasco. The festa junina in your other post looked like so much fun! Wonderful!

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  10. Great shot of the fish! Love your marketplace - looks very fresh!

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  11. You always put such a wonderful spin on the theme..love coming to see what you offer up! Wonderful as always!!
    Sarah

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  12. I would love to be at that fruit & vegetable market! And man, what a fish!

    Great idea to go out on Sunday and follow your belly! Think I'll suggest that!

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  13. That fish is terrifying! I love the colors of the veggies - so bright!

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  14. I had the same problem as you. Although it is supposedly summer here in Wales, it is cold and wet, around 16 degrees today. However, I over came it by taking shots of my hedgehog food by my front door, orchards with apples growing and hedgerows with blackberries. Oh, and I purposely went into town for the Monday market because I knew there would be stalls there...

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  15. Great photos, as usual GingerV. Is that cow eating his outdoor food or is going to be outdoor food?

    I know Gordon, the king of fishing, loves that fish photo. Nice shot.

    You have a great weekend.

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  16. Gazpacho!!!!
    Mmmm!!!
    ....and I love the shot of the market!
    ;^)
    VERY nice...thank you for sharing!
    ;^)
    P.S. Word Verification: (No kidding!)
    "Porks!!!"
    ;^)

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  17. That's a great shot of the marketplace. And I love the way you fit your text and pictures together. I seem to fight blogger all the time trying to keep my pictures where I want them. Is there a trick?

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  18. Love the vivid colors of the veggies. What kind of fish is that!

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  19. I.m not going to say how much I liked the fish photo.
    The cow was classic. The market was to die for.
    But, the fish was the best. I lied. Of course, I fish,therefore, I lie. Thanks, Ginger.

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  20. Very nice pictures, Ginger :) I love the fish!!

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  21. Love the cow. He's pretty cute! The market looks like a wonderful place.

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  22. "beef on the hoof watching" LOL!

    great post Ginger! I especially like that shot of all the veggies - it is so bold and pretty!

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I just wanted to reply to your question. "Mash" is mashed potatoes. Usually I make it with a potatoes, a little butter and milk x

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  24. Eat all you can, I like it. jejeje. Thanks for sharing about the brazilian foods. a lot of variety to choose.

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  25. oh very nice! the fresh produce, the huge fish!
    now i am hungry!

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  26. I have decided that this week's Friday Photo Shootout is my very favourite, even if I'm getting hungrier with every post I read. Beautiful colours in your photos, btw.

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