South America is a region that includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Therefore ‘South American’ cuisine is a mixture of all of these cultures, typified by the use of meat, rice, potatoes, and seafood.
Great for special occasions, popular South American dishes include rice and beans, Salgadinhos (small savoury pastry snacks), Paila Marina (a fish soup), and Tamales – which are often served as a breakfast food. Plus anyone who has been to a Brazilian Barbeque restaurant will recognise the skewers (or swords!) of grilled meat, charred vegetables, polenta and even pineapple.
The Best Home Chef South American recipe section is the best place for your favourite Feijoada (a Brazilian pork and black bean stew) and Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese rolls) recipes. Whether you’re looking to spice up your weeknight menus, or if you’re hosting a festive lunch for a birthday or for Christmas, South American cuisine has plenty to offer.