from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name in Brazil of the sweet cassava. See cassava, l, Manihot, and manioc.
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Two specialties to try are the fried manioc aipim and sun-dried beef.
What to eat: Try any of the salgadinhos – bolinhos de aipim or bacalhau (fried cassava or cod balls), or the pernil (pork sandwich).
Cape Gracias a Dios southward, the eastern coast of America was peopled on its first discovery by much ruder tribes, who did not grow maize, but made bread from the roots of the mandioca (Manihot aipim); and still in British Guiana, on the Lower Amazon, and in north-eastern Brazil, farina made from the roots of the mandioca is the staple food.
I suggest arriving at 4 in the afternoon, having some bolinhos de bacalhau or bolinhos de aipim, and just relaxing. written by Guest, February 21, 2005