My Rio de Janiero
Published November 7th 2013
Size 8.6 x 9.8 inches
My Rio de Janeiro taps into the rich cuisine of the wildly popular tourist destination, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Cooking teacher and author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is a Carioca (a person born in Rio) living in the US, and she's eager to share her passion for her native hometown cooking, bringing you face to face with the dynamic flavors and passionate culinary personalities of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio’s cuisine is known for its casual settings and reflects various aspects of Brazilian culture. Leticia Moreino Schwartz highlights approximately 90 of Rio’s best recipes, including unforgettable petiscos (finger food), Carioca (native) home cooking, Portuguese inspired foods, and contemporary urban dishes.
Also interspersed throughout the book are feature spreads on Leticia's favorite places, people, recipes, and ingredients of Rio. Beautifully illustrated with colorful photography from Rio, as well as mouth-watering food photography, My Rio de Janeiro is a new, ripe territory for kitchen tourists.
Leticia Moreinos Schwartz was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to New York in 1997. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute she worked in the kitchens of many of the top New York City restaurants. In 2000 she moved to Connecticut and started her own catering and cooking instruction business, teaching at schools such as The Institute of Culinary Education and the French Culinary Institute where she has built up a loyal following.