|Greyson usando um presentinho do Tia Renata e Tio Ângelo|
Greyson and I went to Brasil for a day. Well, we went to a Brasilian grocery store in Queens, which is about an hour away door-to-door by subway from Park Slope. I've heard there are bigger and better Brasilian grocery stores in Newark, New Jersey, but that's too far away from us for a grocery trip since we don't have a car.
I love that in New York, you're just a train ride away from another country. When Greyson is older, I think it will be so fun to make a day out of visiting ethnic neighborhoods, eating the foods, meeting people and discovering things about those cultures.
So, the motivation to trek out to Queens came to me after emailing my Brasilian mãe last week. I remembered her delicious pão de queijo (cheese bread), which she made for me when I visited her family in Belo Horizonte in 2008. When I got married in 2009, she sent me her recipe painted on a plate. So cute and creative, right? Well, I never made the bread! I got all the ingredients back then, but I ate all the Brasilian cheese before I had a chance to make the dish!
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