Brazilians enjoy a wide range of cultural foods around the holidays, but no Christmas meal is complete without the perfect buttery, toasted side dish. Farofa is a naturally gluten-free side dish that is made from toasted cassava flour and a handful of other easy-to-find ingredients.
Images of the holiday season are often filled with snow, people bundled up head-to-toe, roaring fires and hot chocolate. Things are a little different in the Southern Hemisphere! Summer starts Dec. 1, with the hottest months continuing through February. This makes Christmas a summer holiday in Brazil.