Make your way to the Centro neighborhood of Rio to a small cooking studio for your evening of hands-on learning. Meet your instructor and small group of no more than seven people to begin your Brazilian culinary adventure. No experience is necessary, and you're bound to learn something new about Brazilian cooking and culture whether you're a novice or an expert chef.
Your group will choose between two traditional Brazilian dishes, a black bean Feijoada or a Bahian seafood Moqueca. Each choice is accompanied by cassava sticks for snacking and two cocktails, a Batida de Coco and and Caipirinha.
Listen as your instructor guides you through the process of making the dish, taking notes if you like. Most of the ingredients used in these dishes can be found all over the world, so you'll be able to recreate them at home.
After the meal is prepared, sit down with your instructor and your new friends to toast your efforts and enjoy the fruits of your labor.