By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The annual Rio Gastronomia food festival kicks off this Thursday, August 15th. The ten day event is the city’s largest culinary festival and features tasting booths, cooking classes, live-music and traveling workshops throughout key points in the city.
The event is put on by O Globo, Riotur (Rio's tourism organization), Sebrae, the state government and the SindRio (the union of hotels and bars) and all the participating chefs and restaurants.
In addition to the “Circuito Rio Gastronomia” (Rio Gastronomy Circuit) free cooking classes, the “Feira de Sabores” (Fair . . .