without a doubt
my favorite food.
I know I've posted about pastel before. It's just that I can't get enough of this crispy fried dough with super salty filling.
Pastel is a savory dish usually sold at the farmers market. It's a thin pastry that envelopes some kind of savory (typically savory, sometimes there are sweet pastels too) filling. Most common fillings consist of cheese, ground sausage, ground beef, and Christian's favorite the Especial, which is the everything pastel
The Especial is a meal, my favorite meal. The deep friedness falls into the category of automatic deliciousness
My mama took us to her new favorite pastel joint. It took forever to get there and was super crowded but totally worth it. I loved spending time with my mom and sisters in Sao Paulo. It was 6 days too short! Now I'm in the Northeastern part of Brazil in the beautiful state of Bahia. We arrived yesterday and will stay till the end of the month. Today I had fried fish right on the beach. Heaven.
Speaking of fish did you see my post about Alaska Seafood in which I share a cod recipe via video? VIDEO! What was I thinking? I blush every time I watch it. Anyway... my post along with 11 other posts about Alaska Seafood is being featured on Foodbuzz. There are some great fish recipes for you to check out. Please visit the page and vote for your favorite post. The winner gets to go to the Foodbuzz festival for free (yup. yup)! Of course I want you to vote for me, of course! But...don't feel too bad for me if I don't win. The process was fun regardless, and the cod was excellent.
Hope all is well in your side of the world.
Hope you're having fun and eating some delicious food
and if you're in Brazil lets get together for some pastel.