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  • n. A toasted manioc flour used in Brazilian cookery


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  • The traditional side dish of farofa was the Indian addition, so it is indeed a blend of Brazil's cultures.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • A true feijoada completa comes with many side dishes—steamed white rice, sliced oranges, sautéed shredded collard greens and farofa, a breadcrumb-like mixture of manioc flour and onions that mixes well with the rice and soaks up the bean juices.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • Serve with the traditional sides of steamed white rice, farofa, sautéed collard greens, sliced oranges, a healthy dash or two of molho apimentado Brazilian hot sauce with whole peppers and an icy caipirinha.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • At left, assorted grilled meats with rice, farofa and feijoada (black bean stew with pork meat).

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  • Particular thanks to ejaydee and Sao Paolo-ite farofa for their contributions – muy rico.

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  • To make farofa, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

    One Big Table

  • The traditional topping of farofa toasted manioc, comes straight from Indians in the rain forest.

    One Big Table

  • Get a little scoop of everything you see: some julienned, barely cooked greens; surprisingly flavorful long-grain white rice; tasty stewed pinto beans; feijoada, a rich black-bean stew loaded with tasty pork bits (including bacon, ribs, hocks, and tails); farofa

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  • At our favourite restaurant at the cidade alta (high point of the city) we ate beautiful chicken, rice, farofa, beans and cheese sauce and again drank our caiperinhas. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • When I returned from the parade yesterday he had made sweet potato, rice and farofa for me. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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  • A Brazilian side-dish made of manioc. (Citation at amendoim.)

    October 2, 2008