6 Essential Tips For Throwing A Brazilian-Style Bash During The Olympics: Brazilian-Native And Shark Tank Alum Junea Rocha Offers Recipes, Advice And Photos

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Junea Rocha, a native of Brazil who owns the successful Brazilian cheese bread company, Brazi Bites, offers six tips for those who want to host their own Brazilian-themed parties with family and friends at home. (Brazi Bites sells Brazilian cheese bread -- Pão de Queijo -- in more than 3,000 grocery stores and was featured on “Shark Tank” last year.)

Photo by Dina Avila courtesy of Brazi Bites

Junea Rocha, a native of Brazil who owns the successful Brazilian cheese bread company, Brazi Bites, offers six tips for those who want to host their own Brazilian-themed parties with family and friends at home. (Brazi Bites sells Brazilian cheese bread -- Pão de Queijo -- in more than 3,000 grocery stores and was featured on “Shark Tank” last year.)

1) Make Refreshing Brazilian Lemonade: One of Brazil’s most popular drinks is lemonade -- although it’s technically made with limes and not lemons! In Junea’s recipe, which is available on the Brazi Bites website, lemonade is sweetened with a dash of condensed milk -- as it is in most Brazilian homes.

2) Indulge In Chocolate Truffles (Brigadeiro): A party in Brazil is made a lot more special when these super delicious candies are served. Impress everyone with Junea’s easy to make recipe also on the website. Think fudge balls-meet-truffles with only four ingredients.

3) Put A Twist On The Typical Chicken Salad: Chicken salad in Brazil -- salpicão -- is very popular served chilled on hot Brazilian days. In Brazil, chicken salad has bits and pieces of fruit and vegetables and plenty of fresh lime juice, and so does Junea’s recipe.

4) Serve Freshly-Baked Cheese Bread: Pão de Queijo is what prompted Junea to start her company, Brazi Bites. When Junea moved to the U.S. from Brazil she was shocked that it wasn’t available. She founded her company to bring Brazilian cheese bread to Americans. Party hosts can buy frozen, all-natural Brazi Bites at more than 3,000 grocery stores around the country or order online.

5) Feature The Brazilian National Cocktail: Cachaça (pronounced Ka-sha-sa) is a spirit distilled from cane sugar and the main ingredient in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. Junea’s recipe for the drink, available with photos on her website, looks especially festive in a glass that’s been dipped in colored sugar.

6) Decorate With Color And Give Out Party Favors: Junea recommends decorating with high energy, colorful decor like paper garlands and paper chains as well as giving out Brazilian wish bracelets. According to a post on Brazi Bites, the ribbons are tied around the wrist and given three knots. A wish is made for each knot; when the ribbon falls off, the wishes are believed to come true.

Junea Rocha is available for interviews. For more information on any of the tips, these recipes or Brazi Bites, please contact: info(at)brazibites(dot)com

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