Brazilian Super Chef Luciana Berry Follows in the Footsteps of Lloyd Grossman
Remember Lloyd Grossman? Chefs of a particular age will remember him fronting the original Masterchef series before the revamp we know today. To cut a long story short he launched an enormously successful range of tomato sauces into retail that has been copied endlessly ever since. And they are still popular.
Well, fast forward to the present and Brazilian chef Luciana Berry, herself a semi-finalist on Masterchef The Professionals in 2019 (and Top Chef Brazil winner 2020), has teamed up with restaurateur Eduardo Barsotti to launch a range of Brazilian sauces aimed at home cooks who want to add a shot of Brazil into their everyday cooking.
Called The Authentic Brazilian Cuisine the sauces enable the home cook to get a quick introduction to Brazilian flavours. The range is well thought out and covers the three most popular base sauces for cooking in a Brazilian style:
- Pimento – a Brazilian chilli sauce
- Moqueca – an aromatic sauce
- Refogado – a typical Brazilian base sauce
Speaking to The Chefs’ Forum Berry said:
“I created these sauces to make cooking Brazilian food simpler and therefore encourage more and more people to try it or themselves. Simply heat the sauces, add your chosen ingredients and plate up. It couldn’t simpler.”
Our own sales executive Alicia Kember went to the launch at Omnino restaurant in London, run by Barsotti, and she was impressed by the evening.
“The launch was a relaxed and fun evening consisting of cocktails, canapes and a cooking demo by Luciana herself. She demonstrated a variety of simple Brazilian dishes which were bursting with flavour. Guests enjoyed mingling and exchanging ideas about South American dishes in the intimate layout of the bar at Omnino.”
Where to buy:
- Açougue do Gaúcho Ki Carne – 24 Station Rd, Brent Park, London NW10 4UE
- Novilho de Ouro – 74-76 Hermit Rd, London E16 4LF
- Carlos Farm Butchery – 34 Upton Ln, London E7 9LN