Xérem is a typical and well-known dish for both Brazilians and Capeverdians, but its roots come all the way from Portugal.
Accordingly, to historic documentation, Xérem is a typical dish that was brought to Brazil and Cabo Verde by the Portuguese colonizers. Xérem today, in these 3 countries is a traditional dish that consists of one type of mash made of cornflower that can be accompanied by different and characteristic delicacies of each of these three countries. Its tradition to eat Xérem in Northeast (Nordeste) region in Brazil and they usually eat it with some pork ribs.
In many of the islands of Cabo Verde Xérem feasting can be very emphasized, in Ilha Brava (one of the islands) there’s even a festivity in June dedicated to this specific dish.
In Portugal, Xérem is considered a typical dish from Algarve, more precisely from Olhão. Being a part of the mashes family, that end up representing the true essence of the gastronomic history of Algarve. In this April´s menu, the Chef tried to recreate one of the most familiar dishes back in Portugal combining some seasonal Japanese ingredients.
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