Whole Foods Market dives into the Rio Olympics spirit this week by offering a “Taste of Brazil.”
Consider it a Brazilian happy hour of sorts, a two-hour window glimpsing Carioca food and drink. The tastings event goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at every Whole Foods Market in the Florida region.
The market invites customers to “take a lap around the store,” sampling Brazilian items.
For example, you can taste Brazi Brazilian cheese bread, inspired by Brazil’s cheese-stuffed pao de queijo, at one grocery aisle. In the meat department, find linguiça pork sausage. In the seafood area, sample salted codfish. In prepared foods, the market’s chefs will feature hearty feijoada (black bean stew with meats).
Find Sunrise Papaya in the produce section, and queijadinhas tart at the bakery. Sip on Brazilian Macaw wine in the wine department and sample some Brazilian acai berry soft chews in the store’s “whole body” department.
That lingering mango bounty of yours is not going to transform itself into a tart, muffins or jam. Home cooks of summer, your mango season is waning. So we’re here with fresh inspiration for your mango vision board.
It comes courtesy of local pastry chef Sarah Sipe, who recently joined fellow baker/food stylist Janderyn Makris at food photographer Libby Volgyes’ studio. Their mission: to immortalize some peak-of-season, Palm Beach County mangoes (and maybe a few Georgia peaches, for subtle contrast).
There’s no such thing as boring lemonade at Aioli, the creative little sandwich shop on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Summer’s favorite sip is particularly flavorful here because it’s infused with a variety of flavors.
There’s watermelon lemonade, cucumber-mint lemonade, lemongrass-ginger lemonade, key lime-jalapeño lemonade, pineapple-basil lemonade, honeydew lemonade, and pear-cranberry lemonade. They’re made of fresh fruit infusions, lemon juice and simple sugar.
The daylight sandwich shop is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aioli: 7434 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-366-7741; AioliWPB.com