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Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class with 7 Recipes

4.7 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Cook in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class with 7 Recipes

Activity provider: Cook in Rio

From US$ 85 per person

Join this fun hands-on Brazilian cooking class to learn how to make traditional Brazilian food and cocktails. Taste Brazil's coconut seafood stew, moqueca, along with cassava sticks and caipirinhas, or opt for feijoada, a black bean and meat stew.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, German, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Learn about Brazilian recipes, techniques and ingredients
  • Choose your menu–either delicious Bahian Moqueca or hearty Feijoada
  • Eat your own Brazilian meal after having fun cooking with your classmates
  • Drink traditional Brazilian cocktails after learning how to mix them
Full description

Learn to make the delicious Brazilian food you love yourself, from simple recipes using ingredients found worldwide with this fun, hands-on cooking class in Centro. Choose from 2 mouth-watering menus (vegetarian menu available as well), and make your own delicious Brazilian meals and traditional cocktails. Choose the Bahian Seafood Moqueca menu to learn how to make Moqueca, a seafood coconut stew, and cassava sticks, or Aipim Frito. You'll wash these dishes down with 2 different Brazilian cocktails: the famous Caipirinha, made with limes, and Batida de Coco, a coconut cocktail. Feijoada, a black bean and meat stew, is the main dish of your 2nd menu choice. You'll also learn to make Aipim Frito, or cassava sticks, as well as the Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail made with limes, and Batida de Coco, a coconut cocktail. Once you've mixed your cocktails and cooked your first traditional Brazilian meal, enjoy eating what you've made with your cooking class.

  • Food and drinks
  • Cooking instruction
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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4.7 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Great experience

It was a bit confusing because I was contacted shortly before the start of the event that the confirmed date would not be carried out. I was then offered alternative dates. The place is not easy to find. Once there, it was a very great experience and you could learn a lot about the culinary side of Brazil with caipi and many dishes. It was a fun group and there was more than enough food and drink.

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August 3, 2019

Really fun positive evening, great food, drinks & conversation.

This was a very pleasant evening spent learning about Brazilian food, history & culture. Chef Simone was knowledgable and charming; she has a great sense of humor. She wove the history of Brazil throughout the class, discussed Brazilian culture and explained how and why particular foods and spices are combined in Brazilian cooking. We made 2 different, delicious cocktails (caipirinha), a great appetizer, a great sole dish with coconut milk and a delicious side dish with manioc and bananas. Chef Simone was warm and welcoming! My adult son and I went together and we both enjoyed the evening!

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April 12, 2014

Great food, Great host, Great company, Great info

We did this on our last day of our visit to Rio. To be honest we wished we had done it first for two reasons. Our host/chef 'Simone' was amazing and a fantastic character. She really gives you insight into the Brazilian culture and way of life. It was as much a light fun history lesson as a food lesson, but to her point, it all links back to the food and why they eat what they eat is because of who they are. So knowing this earlier in out trip to Brazil would of given us more insight into the people and their ways. Also as she's a chef she knows all the best places to eat! So if we'd gone earlier we would of got loads of tips of not only where to eat in the city but also on great places to find art and interesting people. On top of all this, the food was excellent and although the amount of actual cooking you personally do is limited as the kitchen is small (more watching, learning and listening) it was one of the best things we did in Rio and different to the traditional stuff.

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November 22, 2012

Product ID: 12286