One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Brazilian or Portuguese stew of black beans with pork or other meat and vegetables, served with rice.
- ‘It serves the national dish, feijoada (a black-bean stew with pork, beef and chorizo), with couve (stir-fried collard greens) and freshly cut orange and farofa (a blend of flour, olives, raisins and eggs).’
- ‘John Falconer, the head chef, and his Brazilian wife, Lucia, specialise in lung-expanding Brazilian home cooking such as feijoada, a creamy, smoky black bean stew, as well as a range of delicious vegetarian pies and curries.’
- ‘About half way through our feijoada, John looked at me and said that perhaps our holiday this year should be to Brazil.’
- ‘Another meal to try is the rustic and meaty feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, which they make here on weekends.’
- ‘Then you can go on to the hot table, where Robinson's Brazilian black-bean stew, feijoada, waits alongside its traditional accompaniment of greens, cut narrow and cooked so that they retain some spring and crunch.’
- ‘On Saturdays, we have feijoada - a stew made out of pig bits, black beans and green cabbage.’
- ‘Wealthy families also prepare the traditional luso-African-Brazilian feijoada, a rich bean stew, for Sunday lunch or for guests.’
Portuguese, from feijão, from Latin phaseolus ‘bean’.
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