CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cookery Classes in Brazil

The cuisine of the state of Bahia is reknowned throughout Brazil for its distinctive African flavours, delicious fresh seafood and mouthwatering desserts. With the help of local cookery teacher Carmen, volunteers in Salvador have been learning how to prepare a whole range of local specialities, including shrimp moqueca, carne do sol and traditional sweets ‘beijos’.

Each lesson begins with a caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail), which everyone has now got down to a fine art! Then Carmen explains the day’s recipe and the cooking begins. Once the meal is prepared everyone sits down and tucks in! Dinner finishes with a freshly made juice prepared using local exotic fruits – this week it was a delicious passion fruit smoothie.

Everyone is really enjoying the lessons – volunteers are practicing their Portuguese whilst learning to cook a whole range of new meals and take the recipes home with them.


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects