You know you are in Brazil when you go to the market to buy bananas for a cake and there are more than five varieties to choose from.
I am forever forgetting which ones are the sweet ones best for baking – as opposed to the firm ones best for cooking, or the bitter ones only for frying, or the tiny buttery ones perfect for snacking…
It is always fun to engage several women in the produce section to get them debating which variety would be best for the cake I have in mind. Invariably one will insist I bring some of the cake back to share when it is complete.
Happy choices – we like that.