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Baiana selling her dishes in the streets of Salvador (BA). Even in colonial days large number of Negro or mulatto Baiana women sold such Afro-Brazilian dishes on the street. The African element is probably the strongest ethnic influence in Brazilian cuisine and is especially characterized by the usage of dendê palm oil, malagueta pepper, and coconut.Baiana vendendo suas guloseimas nas ruas de Salvador (BA). Até mesmo durante o período colonial, um grande número de mulheres negras e mulatas baianas vendiam tais iguarias afro-brasileiras nas ruas. O elemento africano é, provavelmente, a mais forte influência étnica na cozinha brasileira e é especialmente caracterizado pelo uso de azeite de dendê, pimenta malagueta e coco.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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Brazil: Ethnicity and Population