About Cherie Hamilton

Cherie Hamilton

Cherie Hamilton is the author of Cuisine of Portuguese Encounters and Brazil: A Culinary Journey. Hamilton’s specific culinary interests began when collecting recipes in Brazil, and she soon became fascinated by the Portuguese, Native Indian, and African influences on Brazilian cuisine. She also holds a dual degree in Cultural Anthropology and Business Administration. @cherie.hamilton

A square bowl of deep-fried pastel com diabo dentro--or pastry with the devil inside--on a yellow-checked tablecloth

Pastel com Diabo Dentro

Tuna is marinated in peppers, garlic, and vinegar, sauteed with onions, and then tucked into pastry and fried. Oh yeah.