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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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“What the Forest has” (Part II): Culinary Exploration in Brazilian Territories of Socio-Environmental Diversity

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“What the Forest has” (Part II): Culinary Exploration in Brazilian Territories of Socio-Environmental Diversity

On Saturday, August 5, the “What the forest has” extravaganza at the Pinheiros Market in São Paulo offered tasting sessions organized around three Territories of Socio-Environmental Diversity from 3 biomes: The Rio Xingu basin, Vale do Ribeira (quilombolas) in São Paulo, and the Rio Negro Basin. Below we summarize the discoveries we made that day. Culinary Culture Connections hopes to introduce many of the products offered in the tastings in the near future. The Rio Xingu Basin Xingu Territories of Socio-Environmental Diversity (Source: https://www.socioambiental.org/pt-br/noticias-socioambientais/populacoes-tradicionais-da-amazonia-exigem-gestao-conjunta-de-territorios) First was a tasting of foods originating from the Xingu River basin, representing two regions: the Xingu Indigenous Park in...

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“What the Forest has” (Part I) - An event by the Instituto Socioambental and Instituto ATÁ Supporting Socio-Biodiversity Product Value Chains

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“What the Forest has” (Part I) - An event by the Instituto Socioambental and Instituto ATÁ Supporting Socio-Biodiversity Product Value Chains

  On Saturday, August,5, Culinary Culture Connections attended a truly magnificent food event called “What the Forest has” at the Pinheiros Market in São Paulo.   The event brought together products for tasting from indigenous communities of the Indigenous Territory of Xingu (Mato Grosso), extractivists from Terra do Meio (Para), quilombolas from the Ribeira Valley (São Paulo) and indigenous peoples of Roraima and the Rio Negro basin, in the state of Amazonas. It was organized by the Instituto Socioambiental  (ISA) and Instituto ATÁ (ATÁ) to showcase their Territories of Socio-Environmental Diversity project, whose mission is to strengthen a new forest...

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