By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrating Christmas in Brazil may seem completely foreign to those from the Northern Hemisphere where the cold and snowy winter is a primary ingredient. Yet family gatherings and a big Ceia de Natal (Christmas Dinner) is a consistent theme, and when it comes to the menu there are plenty of things to cheer about.
The main dishes served for the holiday in Brazil are a Christmas turkey and bacalhau (codfish). The turkey is traditionally served with white rice flavored with walnuts.
Bacalhau is dried and salted cod, and there . . .