By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Friday, October 27th, Rio's Municipal Market (CADEG), in Benfica, Zona Norte, opens the 5th edition of "Festival do Bacalhau", the venue's traditional Codfish Festival. Until November 19th, chefs from CADEG's restaurants will be serving unreleased codfish based dishes, specially created to the event.

Due to the strong culinary influences from Portugal, codfish is a key ingredient in the Brazilian cuisine.

In special occasions, like Christmas and New Year's Eve, there is always a codfish based plate on a typical Brazilian family's table.

In Rio's . . .

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