Bahia Cuisine Experience

4 hours tour

The Bahia dishes have the influence of Portuguese, African and Indian cultures with a predominance of local exotic ingredients. At our class you’ll learn how to cook this distinctive culinary composing for example a Moqueca, made of shrimp or fish, cooked in coconut milk, palm oil, herbs and spices.

To drink, we’ll prepare and try the popular caipirinha.

Departure from hotels at 10am, head to the main open air market in Salvador – feira de São Joaquin. There you will get an introduction to the most important components of the Bahia and Afro-Brazilian cuisine.

Every morning, wind boats come from the surrounded areas of the All Saints Bay bringing people to this market, some of them come to sell their products and some to look for buying products (all kind of fresh and original products).

After getting a sense of this very busy area, we begin learning all about the ingredients, pottery, and stuff used in our gastronomy.

After finishing our experience at the market, we drive to our experimental kitchen either in a typical Bahia family house or in a local restaurant. With the supervision of a local cooker, we will prepare 2 or 3 of the most popular dishes in Bahia, such us: Moqueca, Vatapá, Caruru, bobó, Acarajé, etc.

At the end of this lesson, it’ll be lunch time to try what you have learned together with the chef and our local guide, enjoying a genuine Bahia meal. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Salvador Lodge.

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