On January 11, 2009, a group of 19 students left their tiny college in Ashland,
Virginia to experience a new culture and way of life in Brazil. While in Brazil
five of those students would primarily focus on the different types of foods and
drinks they would encounter during their two-week stay. Before they left for Brazil,
they each had their own ideas about why they wanted to go there and what the food
would be like. They were aware of the stereotypes and images that books, magazines
and for some, their friends and families had left in their minds. Their goal while
in Brazil was to focus on the food they tried, hence the name, "Os Cozinheiros",
or "The Cooks". Here, they share their experiences and tasteful thoughts of Brazilian
food. Now it is time to meet those five cooks!
Ed Tyson - Oi! My Name is Ed Tyson. I am a junior at Randolph-Macon College.
I am from District Heights, Maryland, majoring in biology with a possible minor
in chemistry. Going to Brazil was one of the biggest adventures I have ever experienced.
I am glad that I was able to take this experience in and I will always remember
the January I went to Brazil.