Flavors from the earth, Health for the Earth

Amazonian Cuisine shows how important local food is to your taste and the planet.

After retiring from the army, marketer Davi Furtado Buriti decided to sell cassava flour on the Ver-o-Peso market. Since then, 48 years have passed, filled with stories about Pará’s favorite side dish.

Having sold to all kinds of customers for 50 years, Iberê claims that shrimp is a part of the relationship that people from Belém have with food, being present in many typical dishes.

With a smile from ear to ear – that’s how Roseli de Fátima do Nascimento greets each one of her customers, who visit her tent asking for Brazil nuts.

In the Ver-o-Peso market for 18 years, José Maria Soeiro Assunção is responsible for providing the presence of many kinds of fruits in the tables of people from Pará.

Born in Santa Izabel do Pará, Maria Lúcia Evangelista da Costa claims that the Ver-o-Peso market is her life. Working in the market for 55 years, she even sells Tucupi to restaurants of the capital.

The owner of a restaurant specialized in local food, Nazareno Alves claims that acai berry is the most important item in the meal of a person who was born in Pará.

Working for 9 years at the Ver-o-Peso fish market, fisherman Daniel Carlos Marinho claims that his passion for the job runs in the family.

A great admirer of the local cuisine, Marina Lúcia Rocha de Campos says her love of Para’s cuisine is thanks to the indigenous roots in the typical dishes.

Born in Manaus, in the State of Amazonas, the chemist João Batista Chaves doesn’t hesitate to show his passion for the local cuisine.


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