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#1 Old 06-19-2004, 03:51 AM
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i'm in brazil for 3 weeks hardly know any portuguese at all and am STARVING!! i actually find somebody who speaks english and i try to explain my situation to them and all i get in return is either a completey lost and confused look or the ever so encouraging whats up w/THAT psycho eye roll and dismissal...then a plate full of beef. so i've been living on pretty much just fruit and salad n such.



anybody been here or know of vegan foods that they have??
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#2 Old 06-19-2004, 04:04 AM
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Gatalea... and Epinephrine might also be able to help (if she were not on vacation too like yourself!). However, Gatalea is around to help and willing to give advice I'm sure!
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i'm in brazil for 3 weeks hardly know any portuguese at all and am STARVING!! i actually find somebody who speaks english and i try to explain my situation to them and all i get in return is either a completey lost and confused look or the ever so encouraging whats up w/THAT psycho eye roll and dismissal...then a plate full of beef. so i've been living on pretty much just fruit and salad n such.



anybody been here or know of vegan foods that they have??



Hmm, where in Brazil are you? I was there for about two weeks in the southern part (Porto Alegre) where they basically survive on BBQ and I managed to survive. Usually you can tell people "Sou vegetariana/o" and they will understand. It's also helpful to tell them, "Quero comida sem queijo, leite, o carne" .. they know that means no cheese, no milk, no meat. I believe eggs is similar to the Spanish "huevos" (maybe "ovos" or something). Do you know any Spanish? They seemed to understand that pretty well when I found my Portuguese was not enough.



I dunno, I guess I was lucky. The people I met were pretty understanding. You might ask for polenta, which is basically fried cornmeal - they seem to have it on hand at a lot of restaurants. Go to different restaurants, i.e. middle eastern ones, pizza places, Italian..



When you're in grocery stores, read the labels - all you need to know are:

queijo, leite, leite em po (powdered milk), frango, I forget the words for beef and pork but it should be obvious when there is meat..
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#4 Old 06-19-2004, 06:46 AM
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apparently you have access to the internet, search for a few sites that have English to Brazilian Portuguese conversions. Make you a "cheat sheet" and have a go at it.
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vegetable; \tlegume, vegetal



meat; \t carne



cheese; queijo



pork; \t carne de porco



cow; \t vaca



milk; \t leite



chicken; \tgalinha, frango



egg; \t ovo



veal; \t vitela
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#6 Old 06-20-2004, 07:52 AM
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Hello [or "Olá" ]





I'm from Brazil and maybe I could help.



Are you in São Paulo?

There is a restaurant called Vegethus...

or just go to this page [ http://www.nutriveg.com.br/restaurantes.htm ].

It is a list of a lot of vegetarian restaurants.



In Porto Alegre there are Ocidente and Coolméia.

Coolméia is at Rua José Bonifácio, 645. Bom Fim Porto Alegre - RS Tel: 3333-8811. -- It is NOT VEGAN, it's just ol-veg but with a Lot of natural/without poison/food!



and Ocidente is at Rua João Telles esquina com a Avenida Osvaldo Aranha, Porto Alegre - RS -- also NOT VEGAN, but very cheap [and good]





Other places in Brazil I don't know... so I can't help...



You can subscribe to the mail-list Veg-Brasil [ http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/veg-brasil/ ] and surely they will help you. There are people from all around brazil, and some foreing coutries too!







But if you want any translation of food-names I could try to help







Hope you'll be fine.

Bye
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#7 Old 06-20-2004, 09:11 AM
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You can find a list of veg*n restaurants in Brazil here.
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#8 Old 06-20-2004, 12:09 PM
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I woud imagine you could get beans and rice fairly easily. Though I have no experience of Brazil,



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