Cook in Rio

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Travelers have an opportunity to take a locally run cooking course, Cook in Rio . Run by Simone Theisen, who was the head chef and creator of the restaurant Fogo Carioca (now a bar), Cook in Rio teaches aspiring chefs how to make some of Brazil’s most famous dishes. Each one-day class runs from 11am to 4pm and includes the preparation of either moqueca (seafood stew) or feijoada completa (multi-dish black bean and pork stew). You’ll also learn how to make other sides and drinks including aipim frito (fried cassava slices), a perfect pot of rice, dessert and a masterful caipirinha (the secret is in the slicing of the lime). The best part is that you’ll get to devour your creations afterwards. Courses cost R$120 per person and include the cost of all food and drinks.