Blog — Alex Atala

Hot Peppers Are a Way of Life for This Brazilian Indigenous Community

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Hot Peppers Are a Way of Life for This Brazilian Indigenous Community

Another great article by Nick Gill in Saveur about the Baniwa, their culinary culture heritage, and their connection to the contemporary world of gastronomy. "Spanning from orange to green to yellow to purple, 80 distinct pepper varieties are cultivated by the Baniwa, a people who have lived in small settlements in northwestern Brazil's Içana River basin for thousands of years." https://www.saveur.com/in-brazils-icana-river-basin-petite-fiery-chiles-provide-sustainable-income/?bOt5GqRDAh32d7tq.01&fbclid=IwAR3yfsSJTib82Px8AC7yc3UWKxzoOKs2JLO6fpdyDmT_owZoJSYPFYX0bww  

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Announcing our partnership with Origens Brasil®

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Announcing our partnership with Origens Brasil®
Culinary Culture Connections is proud to announce that 2 of our products, Pimenta Baniwa and Yanomami Mushrooms, will be sold with the Origens Brasil® (Brazil Origins) seal. The Origens Brasil® program was developed through a partnership of IMAFLORA and the Instituto Socioambiental (Socioenvironmental Institute - ISA) and is administered by IMAFLORA.

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The women behind Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper

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The women behind Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper

Between 2012 and 2017, 20,000 jars of Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper were sold. The money is passed on, in full, to the families that do the work and the administrators of the Casas da Pimenta Network.

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Everything you wanted to know about Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper: The book in PDF format

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Everything you wanted to know about Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper: The book in PDF format

The book includes fascinating information about the origin and cultural significance of Pimenta Baniwa (jiquitaia), a description of 43 of the more than 70 varieties of peppers found in communities of the Içana River, a review of the traditional, sustainable horticultural system and production process of the Baniwa women, and some great recipes, including some from the famous Brazilian chef, Alex Atala. Enjoy!

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Pimenta Baniwa from the Brazilian Amazon

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Pimenta Baniwa from the Brazilian Amazon

A great article on Pimenta Baniwa by Nicholas Gill of the New Worlder. Check it out!

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