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.