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Rediscovery of local ingredients earns Brazilian cuisine international recognition

As globalized gastronomy seeks local ingredients and techniques, Brazilian food is reaping the rewards with its own culinary revolution

cuisine "People became desperate to discover regionalities, to discover traditions," says Tuca Mezzomo, chef at Charco, a restaurant in São Paulo. Photo: Julia Rodrigues/Charco
“People became desperate to discover regionalities, to discover traditions,” says Tuca Mezzomo, chef at Charco, a restaurant in São Paulo. Photo: Julia Rodrigues/Charco

Humble and hearty, traditional Brazilian food is far from the fastidious fare found in the haute cuisine kitchens of Paris or the experimental dishes of vanguardist chefs. Yet this week, six of the country’s chefs were honored at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, hosted by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna in London. 

Celebrating its 20th year, the list is compiled annually with votes from 1,080 culinary experts and is widely regarded as the foremost ranking in the realm of international gastronomy. 

Their 2022 list of the world’s 100 best restaurants now features Brazilian chefs Albert Landgraf of...

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