189,953,000 inhabitants in 2008
2010 census, the Brazilian government estimates its population at
The latest Census in 2011 recorded 14 509 Brazil-born people in
Australia, an increase of 93.6 per cent from the 2006 Census.
The 2011 distribution by state and territory showed New South
Wales had the largest number with 6503 followed by Queensland
(3418), Victoria (2013) and Western Australia (1748)
Combination of native Indian, Portuguese, and African flavours
In the early 1500s the Portuguese arrived to find a large
indigenous population composed of an estimated 2,000
individual tribal groups.
Over the next three centuries, international exploration,
colonization, and the Atlantic slave trade brought some five
million Africans to Brazil, along with many of their traditions.
The past two centuries: international influences on Brazilian
culture, including the Germans who arrived in the first half of
the 19th century, the Italians who arrived in the second half,
plus Syrians, Lebanese, and, in the early 20th century, a major
migration of Japanese immigrants. Brazil is now home to the
second-largest Japanese population outside of Japan.
‗Manioc‘ or ‗yucca‘
food of Brazil this
comparable to that of
rice in Japan, or corn in
the United States.
Well known is ‗feijão
com arroz’ or rice and
beans. In São Paulo, the
large Italian heritage
expresses itself in pasta
and pizza, while sushi is
making a presents even
Feijão com Arroz
of the best
Central West Brazil
Pantanal, one of the finest
game and fishing regions on
earth, is located within this
Fish, beef and pork from the
vast ranches of the region
dominate the menu, along
with the bounty harvested
from the agricultural crops of
soybean, rice, corn, and
Maniçoba is a
served. It takes
at least a week
to make. It is
white rice, flour
water and hot
Abundance of large
cattle ranches and
availability of fruit —
guava, orange, passion
fruit, pineapple, and
sweetsop – adds to the
culinary uniqueness of
the region. Vatapá
(vat-a-pah) is a meal
made from bread,
shrimp, coconut milk,
peanuts and palm oil
all ground and mixed
Amigos – Extended family or close
Colegas – Acquatences/Colleagues
Saturday - Fejioada
Traditional feast generally for extended
Fejioada is the national dish for this
tradition amongst other small side dishes.
Consumed slowly around midday.
Coffee and Mate
Served extremely strong laced with sugar.
Regular coffee breaks during the day.
Mate – tea leaves from Ilex tree
Spices and Seasonings
Annatto seed – yellow and light
Aijceo – refers to hot sauce or
Similarities: Coffee, high
wheat and rice content,
meats, fish and beans.
Differences: Brazil eats
additional animal meat such
as pig ears, tails and feet,
In Australia, dinner is the main
course of the far whereas in
Brazil it is lunch.