Rio de Janeiro

Andrew visits Rio de Janeiro to go beyond the sunny beaches, glitzy nightlife and carnival, to find out what the locals really eat in this seaside city. Andrew samples fast food in the favelas, high end avant-garde dining and more.

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Photographer Brian Lundy takes in the stunning view of Copacabana from an illegal dump on a mountain in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280


Various meats sizzle on the grill at the amazing Porcao, one of Rio's most famous churrascarias. 960 1280


"The food scene in Rio's botequims, or bars, is truly incredible." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


After a morning of fishing, Manual, a fisherman, shows off our catch back on shore. 960 1280


"I'm dining with new friends in Aconchega Carioca, one of Rio's best botequims." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"The setting is spectacular. The living conditions are a staggering challenge in Rocinha, Rio's largest slum." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


'Black beans are a staple and about 180 pounds of them are needed for a stew (feijoada) to feed the crowds at a samba party.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


This popular open-air market has dried meat for sale. It caters to immigrants from the Brazil's Northeastern region. 960 1280


The markets of Rio de Janeiro are full of all sorts of exotic ingredients, including manioc and coconuts. 960 1280


'This delicious dish combines flavors from the Amazon Basin with high-end culinary skill. It makes a trip to Oro Restaurant an amazing food experience.' - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"We're filming in the grilling room at Porcao, Brazil's most famous churrascaria." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"A lot of the food in the slums of Rio are hearty, fresh and a super bargain." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"Better than popcorn, dried shrimp is a staple ingredient for Northeastern Brazilian cooks." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


Brazilian feijoada is a hearty stew made of all parts of the pig and cow. 960 1280


"The bateria, or drumming team, is the centerpiece of every samba school." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"The bateria, or drumming team, is the centerpiece of every samba school." ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


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