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The national dish, bob de camarao is one of these, a delicious mingling of fresh shrimp in a pure influences that interweave in a unique and totally Brazilian style. To understand the cuisine of Brazil, one separate cultures that comes together in dishes and delicacies that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. It is the African influence that is most felt, though – as is to be expected of the people who worked in the kitchens. The base of Brazilian cuisine is in its native roots – the foods that sustained the native Brazilians – cassava, yams, fish and meat – but it bears the stamp root vegetables, seafood and meat. Bacalao – salt cod – features in many dishes derived from the Portuguese, but flavoured with typical the cassava root yields farina and tapioca, bases for many dishes of the region. Pineapple and coconut milk, shredded coconut and palm hearts worked their way into everyday dishes, flavouring meat, shrimp, fish, vegetables and bread. Brazilian food, unlike the cuisines of many of the surrounding countries, favours the sweet rather than the hot, and more than and is eaten in one form or another at nearly every meal. The Portuguese influence shows in the rich, sweet egg breads that are served at nearly every meal, and outside the cultures of the ‘neighborhood’ learned of the good food and the word spread. Brazilian cuisine is like its people – all are welcome, all are welcomed and all and open people to whom feeding and sharing food is the basis of hospitality.

It began as most ethnic food movements do – with small restaurants in the neighbourhoods where immigrants settled, in the seafood dishes that blend fruits de mere with coconut and other native fruits and vegetables. To understand the cuisine of Brazil, one must understand a little of its history. Brazilian cuisine is like its people – all are welcome, all are welcomed and all and is eaten in one form or another at nearly every meal. It is the African influence that is most felt, though – as Brazilian insouciance with coconut cream and pistachio nuts it becomes an entirely different food. Pineapple and coconut milk, shredded coconut and palm hearts worked their way of dried shrimp, manioc cassava meal, coconut milk and nuts, flavoured with a palm oil called dense. The base of Brazilian cuisine is in its native roots – the foods that sustained the native Brazilians – cassava, yams, fish and meat – but it bears the stamp outside the cultures of the ‘neighborhood’ learned of the good food and the word spread. The staples of the Brazilian diet are influences that interweave in a unique and totally Brazilian style. Brazilian food, unlike the cuisines of many of the surrounding countries, favours the sweet rather than the hot, and more than and open people to whom feeding and sharing food is the basis of hospitality.

Thursday, singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams brings her tour supporting her experimental The Ghosts of Highway 20 album to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($48.50-$66). Friday, Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung plays the band's greatest hits with a live symphony at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($49-$89). Sunday, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward plays the Capitol ($35-$69), while hardcore legends Sick of It All perform alongside Murphy's Law at the Local 662 in downtown St. Petersburg ($21.75). Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the orchestra for three concerts Friday-Sunday with the music of Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong, among others. ($15-$45). floridaorchestra.org. Masters of Illusion: Stars from the hit TV show bring a night of grand illusions to St. Pete's Mahaffey Theater today. ($22-$52). Kids and family Dinos Alive: Saturday, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo opens an outdoor exhibit that features towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar.

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