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Sertão – June 2022

We chose this date because that is when the whole Paraíba State is “in party” and party combines with food. Happy Saint John’s Day!

Food Safari Sertão is placed at Paraiba State, at the northeast region of Brazil. Its capital called Joao Pessoa is located by the coast, but this Food Safari expedition takes travelers into the country side, the region known as Sertão.

June 10 Wednesday

Arrival in João Pessoa airport (JPA), capital of Paraíba state. The host/chef will be waiting to departure towards the city of Cabaceiras – 04h drive in asphalt & dirty roads. Check-in at the hotel and learn how to prepare the Bode no Buraco. Cocktail in the hotel yard. Dinner and overnight. The Brasil Food Trip Sertao is beggining!

June 11 Thursday

Departure after breakfast  towards Carnaúba Farm, in the city of Taperoá to visit the goat cheese production, well-known for the prizes received and for belogning to world famous brazilian writer Ariano Suassuana’s family. Lunch in the farm prepared using local cheese. After lunch, departure to Lajedo de PaiMateus. Hiking on trails  of Caating Bioma to learn about the fruits and native plants that are used by the sertanejos in the local cuisine. Sunset at the Lajeado, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

June 12 Friday

Check-out and depart to Campina Grande city. Full day of activities in the Casa de Cumpadewith workshop to learn how to prepare regional dishes: artisal Manteiga de Garrafa (bottled butter) and Carne de Sol (beef jerk), Buchada de Bode (Goat’s guts stew), techniques of stew preparation, Galinha de Casamento (Wedding Chicken), Farofa d’água (corn flour) and Pirão de Galinha (spiced chicken thickened with manioc flour stew). Check-in at the hotel and free night to walk around the Pafrque do Povo to know the event that takes the name of “Greater St. John’s Party of the World”.

June 13 Saturday

Breakfast and departure for historical and cultural tour of the historic center of the city of Areia – city listed as a Historic Heritage by Iphan. Return to Campina Grande to participate at “Arraiá de Cumpade”, an event with musical shows, open bar service and delicious regional dishes. Return to hotel and free night.

June 14 Sunday

Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Departure to Joao Pessoa, we suggest scheduling a return flight after 4pm.

End of the Brasil Food Trip Sertao – Food Safari.

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Sertão – June 2022