Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. It was brought to Brazil by the Portuguese. It is basically a stew prepared with black turtle beans with a variety of salted pork and beef products like bacon, smoked pork ribs and at least two types smoked sausage. It is traditionally served with rice. A popular myth states that feijoada was a luxury dish of African slaves on Brazilian colonial farms as it was prepared with relatively cheap ingredients.
The national beverage is Coffee and Cachaça is Brazil’s native liquor. It is used for making the national cocktail, Caipirinha. It is made with Cachaça, sugar and limes. The word “caipirinha” is the diminutive version of the word “caipira”, which refers to someone from the countryside. However, in the mind of a Brazilian, the word “Caipirinha” is mostly associated with the drink itself.