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|Dinner: Slow Food Rio de Janeiro|
|Date||Sunday April 05|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Home of Carmen Tedesco
141 Connecticut Street, San Francisco
$50 for Slow Food Members
$55 for non-members.
Please bring a bottle of wine to share.
Slow Food Rio Janeiro leaders Teresa and Margarida will prepare traditional Brazilian dishes and discuss the "Manioc Project" at the fund raising dinner.
Bossa Nova Spare Ribs - with molasses, ginger and brazilian spices
Bobo de Camarao com farofa de maracuja - shrimp with manioc mousseline Bahia style - spicy salsa
Farofa de maracuja - fried manioc meal with passion fruit pulp, garlic and olive oil
Hearts of palm salad
See video about Project Manioc at http://slowtube.org
The Manioc project in Brazilian schools teaches children about the importance of local Brazilian food traditions. Since October 2002, children attending public schools in Rio de Janeiro have had the opportunity to learn more about Brazil's food history and habits through Projeto Mandioca. This project was developed by Teresa Corcao and Margarida Nogueira, Terra Madre chef and convivium leaders, and has already involved about a thousand children, including many from the favelas. Courses in public schools enable children to appreciate the importance of manioc in an enjoyable way through informal lessons, drama and practical demonstrations. They learn how to prepare tapioca (a flour obtained from manioc tubers used to prepare a light very nutritious pancake, cooked without oil) and many other traditional Brazilian dishes. In this way they can appreciate their culinary traditions and strengthen their relationship with their Brazilian cultural identity.