EatRio started as a place for me to record all the cool things I was learning about Rio. One day I would discover some amazing fruit that only grows in the Amazon, the next I'd learn about the sexy voiced lady who does the announcements at the airport. There are loads of boring bars and restaurants here, but there are also some really magical places hidden among them. When I thought about all the people who came here for a week or two on holiday, I felt bad that they were missing out on all these interesting things.
Over the years, the blog has expanded to include recommendations for things to do, restaurant reviews, safety advice as well as discussions on issues affecting people living in Rio (expats and locals!)
About me: Originally from the UK, I spent 10 long years working in London before deciding on a change. I travelled throughout Latin America and finally settled in Rio de Janeiro.
I write EatRio.net, a blog that covers many aspects of life in Brazil as well as giving advice and recommendations for visitors and newly arrived expats.
Last Sunday was a funny kind of day – it started off rather dull and hazy, then later on the cloud cleared and it turned into a gorgeous sunny day. This suited me perfectly as I had to work during the morning and the only thing worse than having to work on a Sunday is …
Continue readi... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:47:22
The Cheese Maverick of Centro When it comes to food, we have no rules and no restrictions – the menu reflects what we see in the market and what we feel like eating right now. It could be a Thai salad, a hamburger or a traditional dish from Alsace. And right now we feel like eating couscous. If you buy in to nationa... Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:53:47
Yesterday I decided to set you guys a little test on the Eat Rio Facebook page. I wanted to know if anyone was familiar with these rather attractive leaves. I’m not going to try and make out I’m some expert here. The fact is that I only discovered these leaves a few weeks ago ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:11:11
There?s a new drink in town: The Caipimerda! Merda! Sorry, but I needed to get that out of the way. The ‘M’ word is Portuguese for ‘shit’ – it isn’t the most common swear word you hear in Brazil, but it, ahem, pops out from time to time. So why have I gone all scatological? Well, it all started when I walked... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:02:31
Photo Post: Rio Rainbow
So there I was, up on the roof watering the plants, when I looked up and noticed that the clouds that had been gathering for the last couple of hours had started to clear. It was getting late in the day and I had been wondering if it would rain, but then the sun kind …
Continue reading ... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:33:18