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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the days get shorter and the nights slightly cooler in tropical Rio, many are drawn to heartier foods that simmer on the stove for hours warming the bones. The moqueca baiana, or Bahian-style moqueca, is a classic option and finding the best in Rio is a worthwhile endeavor.

Moqueca is a hearty fish stew based on coconut milk and traditional fish from the state of Espírito Santo and Bahia. The customary main ingredients are; coconut milk, dendê oil, shrimp broth, onion, green and red pepper, tomato, various fish . . .

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