The menu is out: Café Bombocado e Tome Forró Berlin revelam o cardápio da Festa Junina Berlin 2014.

Hier präsentieren wir die traditionellen kulinarischen Spezialitäten, die uns Café Bombocado und Tome Forró Berlin dieses Jahr servieren werden.

This year, we have Café Bombocado and Tome Forró Berlin cooking some fine specialities for us. Here is what they have planned for 2014.


Cardapio do Café Bombocado para a Festa Junina Berlin 2014:

Brazilian bean stew
Brasilianischer Bohneneintopf

Moqueca de peixe
Fish Stew

Brazilian-Style Soft Croquette
Brasilianische gefüllte Teigtaschen

Brazilian-Style Soft Croquette
Brasilianische Kroketten


Pudim de Leite
Milk and Caramel Flan

Maize Pourridge with Coconut Milk
Mais-Pudding mit Kokusmilch

Mingau de Milho:
Creamed Corn

Bolo de Milho:
Corn Cake

Bolo de Aipim:
Aipim Cake

Bolo de Chocolate (brigadeiro)
Chocolate Cake

Bolo de Laranja
Orange Cake

Bolo de Banana
Banana Cake

Coconut Truffle

Chocolate Truffle

Pé de moleque
Peanut Brittle-type candy

Pão de Queijo
Tapioca Cheese Rolls
Tapioca Käseröllchen

Coconut Sweet

Cardapio do Tome Forró Berlin para a Festa Junina Berlin 2014

ESPETINHOS (alle mit Farofa und Vinagrete)

Chicken Heart

(Rind und Schwein)

rump cap


Fried Banana
frittierte Bananen

Passion Fruit Mousse

The Festa Junina food is different in each region of the country. Tasting the variety of Festa Junina‘s food we can experience even far away from Brazil a little flavor and feeling for this most traditional Brazilian celebration.



Starting with the Amazon, in Manaus (the capital of Amazonas State), Festa Junina is celebrated with cassava cake, sweet tapioca with coconut. The Amazonians also enjoy the podre cake, and peanut brittle, which has Brazil nuts in it. Amazonians had a strong influence from indigenous peoples who brought to the Festa Junina the tacacá (porridge of a wild cassava—tucupi—starch and shrimp served hot in a bowl), fried pocovã bananas, caruruvatapácocada and aluá (pineapple peel juice).

Campina Grande, in Paraíba state, and Caruaru, in Pernambuco, are some of the most famous northeastern cities where Festas Juninas are a huge celebration, rivaling Carnaval. During Festas Juninas you can find tents selling many different dishes such as canjica, pamonha, corn on the cob, mugunzá, cassava cake and peanut brittle.

festa-junina-DivulgacaoGoing down to the southeast region you’ll also find traditional Festas Juninas in the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. There you will find canjica seasoned with roasted peanuts and coconut, soups made with beef, cassava or smoked beans, popcorn, peanut brittle and lots of sweets such as milk fudge, crystallized fruits and cajuzinho (a candy made with ground peanuts). In the south of Brazil, Festas Juninas have roasted pine nuts, popcorn, roasted peanuts, and a variety of cakes. But the most traditional is the corn cake.

Brazil celebrates its Festas Juninas with different foods, but to drink everybody has quentão. This is a hot drink made with cooked ginger in water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and cachaça (sugar cane liquor). The name quentão literally means the big hot one and reminds us that the infusion warms you up in the chilly nights of June. To drink, Festas Juninas also have quentão made with red wine and the traditional caipirinha (margarita-like potion).

Here are a few recipes for you to try it all out!



1 ½  cups sugar
1 ½  cup water
¼ cup ginger  thinly sliced
3 lemons sliced
1 bottle of cachaça – ¼ gallon
3 cloves
2 pieces of cinnamon sticks


– Heat the sugar over high heat, stirring slowly until caramelized.
– Add all other ingredients except the cachaça until boil. Keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
– Add the cachaça, carefully – preferably outside the stove to avoid flames – mix it until simmer on low heat for a few minutes.
– Serve it using a non metallic ladle and prefer non metallic mugs. The metallic utensils or mugs can modify the taste of the drink.

Curau or Canjica, Canjiquinha (Brazilian Fresh Corn Pudding)

10 medium size ears, cleaned and washed
2 quarts of milk
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of coconut milk
2 tbsp of margarine
cinnamon to taste

Grate the corn ears inside a large glass bowl, using a cheese grater. Make sure you get as much as you can out of each ear and put them aside. Mix the milk with the grated corn. Dip each ear into the milk and use a paring knife to squeeze out as much of the corn starch as you can from them. Use a strainer or a cheese cloth to separate the liquid from the grated corn. (In Brazil, the solids are then used to make bread, but I wouldn’t know how!)

In a large, heavy saucepan add the sugar to the liquid and start cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly until it starts to thicken. Add the coconut milk. Continue to cook, stirring, and test the cream by dropping a 1/2 teaspoonful onto a plate. When it cools it should have the consistency of Jello, firm but not solid. OK, I promise. Next time I make it I’ll time it. Brazilian recipes are generously shared by everyone, but they are a bit vague sometimes…Stir in the margarine, mix well. Pour onto a pirex or a more decorative pie server. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Let it cool and serve or refrigerate to serve later. Fabulous stuff!



6 fresh sweet corn ears

1 can (12 fl oz) evaporated milk

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1½ cup water

1 pinch salt

Ground cinnamon to decorate.

Cut the corn from the cob. Place corn in a blender container with the water and beat for about 30 seconds.
Press the mixture against a strainer to extract the corn juice. Pour the corn juice into a medium saucepan. Add evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and a pinch of salt.
Simmer the mixture in a medium heat until the mixture become creamy —about 10 minutes.
Use a wood spoon to stir the mixture for the whole 10 minutes to the mixture gets creamy.
Pour mixture into custard cups (6 oz). Sprinkle ground cinnamon.
Hint: Riper corns make a thicker pudding. Too young corns don’t have enough starch; therefore they make a thinner pudding.
Serve refrigerated. Makes 6 custard cups.


Bolo de milho Carioca (Carioca Corn Cake)

1 1/2 cup of fubá (yellow cornmeal)
3 cups of sugar
3 whole eggs
1 tbsp margarine
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp baking soda (if you can’t find the Brazilian Fermento Royal)
4 cups of milk
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix sugar, whole eggs and margarine. Add the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, parmesan and milk. The consistency will be liquid. Pour into baking pan. Bake until it turns a golden color on top. The center should be very moist, theoretically that’s where the parmesan cheese ends up. This is fantastic with a nice cup of espresso.


Brigdeiros (Brigadiers)

These sweets made with condensed milk and chocolate belong to that marvelous category of Brazilian “docinhos.” They are perpetual favorites with children and adults alike. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Brazilian birthday party without them and they are a huge success with Americans, too.

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 stick of butter or margarine (you can use only 1 Tbsp and it will still work out)

2 heaping Tbsp of Nestlé Quick or 1 Tbsp of Quick and 1 of Hershey’s Cocoa. I actually even use Suchard breakfast chocolate when I can get it from Switzerland.

In a heavy saucepan mix chocolate with condensed milk and add the margarine. Cook in low heat stirring constantly until you can see the bottom of the pan. Continue to stir for another two minutes. Pour onto a plate and let cool completely before you form the little balls (I usually leave it in the cupboard until next day). Butter your hands slightly to form the little balls. Roll the balls in chocolate powder or jimmies and put them in small paper cups.

Chocolate Carrot Cake

1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine carrots, sugar & oil. Pour water over the mixture; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add to the carrot mixture; mix well. Pour batter into a non-stick or lightly oiled 8″ square pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting or a glaze, or serve .


Cinnamon rice pudding

1 litre whole milk
1 small cinnamon stick
Rind of half a lemon, 
pith removed
Rind of half an orange, 
pith removed
125g calasparra or other 
short-grain rice
100g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 Put the milk, cinnamon stick and citrus rinds in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Discard the rinds and cinnamon stick.
2 Return the milk to the heat, bring it to a simmer and add the rice. Keep stirring over a low to medium heat. After 10 minutes, add the sugar and stir for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool, then chill in the fridge. Serve dusted with cinnamon.


Bolinho Caipira

Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 3.09.01 PMMassa
1/2 kg de farinha de milho amarela
1 1/2 litro(s) de água
1 tablete(s) de caldo de carne
4 colher(es) (sopa) de óleo de soja
2 colher(es) (sopa) de farinha de mandioca crua

400 gr de coxão-mole moído(s)
quanto baste de cebola picada(s)
quanto baste de alho amassado(s)
quanto baste de salsinha picada(s)
quanto baste de cebolinha verde picada(s)
quanto baste de sal
quanto baste de pimenta-do-reino branca

Como fazer:


Em uma vasilha, junte as farinhas e, com as mãos, misture-as até desmanchar todos os grumos. Adicione o óleo e reserve.
Ferva a água com o tablete de caldo de carneJunte as farinhas reservadas e misture bem, deixando cozinhar por 2 ou 3 minutos, mexendo sempre até obter uma massa macia, lisa e homogênea (tipo uma polenta).


Misture todos os ingredientes .


Separe uma pequena porção da massa e achate-a na palma da mão.
Coloque dentro um pouco do recheio e feche com a própria massa dando o formato de um croquete.
Enrole enquanto a massa estiver morna. Não a deixe esfriar. Feitos todos os bolinhos, frite-os em óleo quente, aos poucos, de maneira que fiquem cobertos pelo óleo. Escorra-os em papel absorvente. Sirva-os quentes.

Festa Junina Berlin 2014 // Brasiliens größtes Volksfest.

FestaJuninaBerlin 2014

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Festa Junina Berlin 2014 // Brasiliens größtes Volksfest. Brazil’s Largest Community Festival

free / frei / kostenlos / gratis / libero / libre / fri / gratuito

From 13:00 until late @ YAAM Berlin, An der Schillingbrücke, 10243 Berlin

Traditionelle Speisen Forró Brasilianische Musik Spiele Folklore Quadrilha

ab 18:00 Uhr WM PUBLIC VIEWING QUADRILHA @ 7 pm!!! von 13:00 Uhr bis 02:00 Uhr Freie Eintritt Dj GArRinchA ( Dj Doutor Socrates DJ Carlos Frevo Dj Tom B. karol-conka-luiz-costa-web1_grandeafter WM bis open end Eintritt 10,- Euro Live @ TROPICAL DIASPORA COPA EDITION + FESTA JUNINA BERLIN 2014 (10 euro) Pax Nicholas & Ridimtaksi Carol Konka Dj GArRinchA + Dj.Dr.Sócrates + Guests Profile: Page: Twitter:!/festajuninaeu 996060_344351002362278_1950637981_nGemeinschaft – Fest ‑ Musik – Folklore – Integration – Mythen – Ernte – Familie – Tänze – Essen – Spiele – bunte Farben – Verkleidung – vom Lande – Zaubersprüche – Unschuld – Verspieltheit Wer schon einmal im Juni durch Brasilien gereist ist, hat sicherlich schon heraus gefunden, dass die gesamte Bevölkerung den ganzen Monat über Parties feiert, welche in manchen Städten sogar größer sind als der Karneval. Bei den Junifesten (Festas Juninas) wird die Ernte gefeiert und dem Heiligen Antonius, Johannes und Peter gedacht. Und zwar auf typisch brasilianische Art mit jeder Menge traditionellem Essen, Getränken, Musik und einem theatralischem Tanz, dem Quadrilha, einer Art square dance. Die Feste sind sehr farbenfroh. Die Party wird mit Papierlaternen und Flaggen dekoriert. Männer verkleiden sich als Bauernjungen und tragen große Strohhüte. Frauen tragen rot karierte Kleidung und schmücken sich mit falschen Zahnlücken und Sommersprossen. All das in einem liebevollen Tribut an die Wurzeln der traditionellen, regionalen Musik Brasiliens. Wie zu Karneval werden an diesen Festen Kostüme getragen, in diesem Fall Bauernkostüme, überall wird viel getanzt und es werden lustige Spiele für die Kinder veranstaltet. _____________________________________________ 993615_344356059028439_1136982348_ncommunity – celebration – music – folklore – integration – imagination – myths – harvest – family – dances – food – games – colours – dressing up – countryside – magic spells – innocence – playfulness Whoever has traveled to Brazil during the month of June, has already found out that all Brazilians celebrate the month with parties that can be even bigger than Carnaval in some cities. The Festas Juninas celebrate the harvest, Saints Anthony, John and Peter with lots of traditional foods, drinks, music, and a theatrical dance inherited from the French called quadrilha (a type of square dance). The Celebrations are very colourful. We decorate the party with paper lanterns and flags. Men dress up as farm boys with large straw hats, and women wear pigtails, freckles, painted gap teeth and red-checkered dresses, all in a loving tribute to the origins of Brazilian regional music. Like during Carnival, these festivities involve costume-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), lots of dancing and fun games for the children.

Festa Junina Berlin 2012 // What is it all about?

When a friend invited me to a “traditional Brazilian party”, the Festa Junina, I expected to find something like carnival, but I was instead introduced to a colourful, playful mixture of Brazilian flavours that I had not seen before.

“In your opinion, which is the biggest festival in Brazil?”, asked me Paula Daunt, one of the founders and organizers of Festa Junina Berlin. She answered her own question before I could even open my mouth: “Yes, it’s the Festa Junina! We celebrate it in the whole of Brazil every year, during the month of June, but very few people know this tradition outside Brazil. We dress up like countryside people, in patched up clothes, also wearing straw hats, fake freckles and piggy tails. We spend the whole day playing silly games, drinking, eating and dancing.”

And that is exactly what we did. As soon as I arrived and grabbed myself a caipirinha, a cute Brazilian girl dressed in the most colourful dress I have ever seen, cheerfully invited me to take part in the next game. “The mummy game will start in 2 minutes. You need a partner. Grab that roll of toilet paper if you are up for it. The first person to completely wrap his or her partner in toilet paper will be the winner.”, said Winny. I confess I needed one or two more caipirinhas to be able to wrap someone in toilet paper, so I decided to stay out of that round, but watching people do it was hilarious! After about one minute of mayhem, and a loud voting process, we had a few half-wrapped mummies and one democratically elected winner, completely wrapped in toilet paper. After that their played the internationally known chair-dance, three-legged-races, tug of war, “balloon explosions”, and several other games that I could not really identify, but they seemed to be having a hell of a good time. I must say my favourite game was definitely the “correio elegante”, or “cheeky mail”. The cheeky mail messengers spent the whole duration of the party delivering anonymous messages to people, sometimes accompanied by little sweets and presents. If you are interested in someone, that is definitely the way to go. “The hardest part of my job is to deliver the message without letting the recipient know who sent it. Sometimes they really insist on knowing who sent it, but this is the most important part of this game: secrecy” says Sarah Machado, the responsible for cheeky mail girls. One element that is always a central point in any Brazilian gathering is the music, and that would not be different at Festa Junina. Beside the usual exceptionally groovy Brazilian sounds, mainly from the 60s and 70s, the Festa Junina DJs and bands play a lot of Forró, the traditional genre played in all Festa Junina parties in the northeast of Brazil. A traditional Forró band is composed of a combination of three instruments (accordion, zabumba and a metal triangle). Forró is danced in pairs, usually very close together, with the man’s left hand holding the woman’s right hand as in the Waltz, with the woman – and occasionally the man – being spun in various ways, although it’s not essential to spin at all. After dancing a little Forró, and having one too many caipirinhas, I decided to stuff myself with the traditional Festa Junina food. The several different stalls sold all kinds of rich sweets, cakes and pastries, some made with corn, rice, tapioca, cassava, and all the things Brazilians have available at the beginning of winter, when they celebrate the festival. My favourite was definitely the Canjica, a type of fresh corn pudding, and also the cinnamon rice pudding. Delicious!! After listening to so many different stories, having my eyes, ears, stomach, mind and body catered for, I was ready to go home, happy to have attended the party. It was 10 in the evening, and before I managed to put my coat on, a Brazilian girl comes to me and asks me loudly “hey, where are you going? aren’t you coming to the party?” Coming to the party? I ask. I thought we already had a party! She says with a cheeky smile on her face “yes, but the second part starts now. We are in Berlin so now we need to celebrate like Berliners do. We have 4 floors of electronic music from now util tomorrow morning. I don’t think you should miss that.” I have a look at the line up and quickly understand what she means, while she talks a little bit about the lineup for 2012. “We have Voodoohop coming straight from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Voodoohop is a blended mix of the new Brazilian talent brought to Europe by Sonar Festival. The core of Voodoohop is crafty musician Psilosamples and the djing skills of Thomash, a crazy german scientist who settled in Sao Paulo and created Voodoohop. They joined forces with the most creative and exhuberant performers, video artists & dancers of São Paulo. Together created a synesthetic show working like a tropical cabaret : the music unites with lights, decoration and projections, performers and dancers contaminate the public. Be prepared for glitter showers and sound explosions! Their musical style is defined by the tropical psychedelia of Brazil, experimental avant-garde electronica and the hypnotizing groove of samba.” From 22:00 onwards, Festa Junina and Robot Army ( unite forces to keep the party going until they reach the 24 hour mark. DeadFader will be celebrating his record release on Robot Elephant Records, and playing a killer live set, followed by a most awaited Ancient Methods Dj set, the Robots Herr Schneider, Kriek and Baeks, business as usual, some quality rave/breaks/old school with DJ Controlled Weirdness, the seizure inducing set of Killerbomb, DJ Moocha and his fresh UK sounds, Huron, Axiom and Coan with some proper experimental shit, Sigma and her untouchable mixing skills, Lower Order Ethics and her deep, heavy, maverick selection of techno and industrial, Paula Daunt live with an ethereal, noisy live act (think Tim Hecker when he was 5 years old), and Projekt Gestalten coming all the way from Brazil mixing several styles live. Here’s the lineup for 2012 in case you have the energy to party for 24 hours with those mad Brazilians.

Bill Youngman (live) DeadFader (live) Controlled Weirdness Paula Daunt (live) Sigma Killerbomb Lower Order Ethics Herr Schneider DJ Moocha Coan (live) Huron Projekt Gestalten (live) Axiom Kriek Baeks DJ Thomash Psilosamples Marie Curry Urubu DJ Dago Piero Chiaretti A Macaca Birdzzie & Agatha Barbosa Jardim Eletrico KEROØÀCIDU SUÄVÄK Timalina Daniel Lie DJ Dubom

Visuals by The 29th Nov Films:

Cologne born DJ Tomash, creator of Voodoohop, from his new home Sao Paulo, straight to Festa Junina Berlin 2012

Cologne born Thomash is a surprising figure in the Brazilian musical scene. The dj and creator of the Voodoohop Party in São Paulo, in exile in the country of Samba, absorbed all kind of music like a sponge and transforms them in his mixes, blurring the frontier of styles and bpms. After getting a degree in Artificial Intelligence, it didn’t take long for Thomash to start playing around with new programs like Live and quickly develop his own way of mixing music. Characterized by tropical beats, irresistible groove and layers of synths, Thomash’s music represents the perfect fusion between his country of origin, germany and Brasil. His style can be described as an unpretentious mix between krautrock, samba, eletronica and psychedelia. He has already performed all over Brasil and last year played at the prestigious Melt! Festival in Germany. He is currently working on a Dj residency project at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo and including others his remix “To burn or not to burn” from Arnaldo Baptista (Os Mutantes) was released recently on compilation by D-Edge music label.

Our DJs: Tatiana Sanches (with Polly Phone) – from 1 am til 5 am – Pista 2

Born in Brasília, Brazil, having discovered the house music in Australian lands, reaching a steady career in the chaotic-concrete-jungle of São Paulo, playing in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Chile, Germany and Sweden – just to name a few – Tatiana Sanches moved to Berlin searching for inspiration. Tati performed at Fusion Festival, Glade Festival, Boom Festival, Bar 25, Arena Club, Dedge Club (Brazil) and many others. At festa Junina she will play with Polly Phone, a talented German Dj whom she has been working with for some time now, promising us a “creative and unpredictable back to back dj set”. We’re looking forward to it, Tati! Let’s get to know her better. Festa Junina Berlin: How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before? Tatiana Sanches: Deep, funk and sexy house music, with an experimental touch always!! FJB: What is the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of music? TS: I sold my car to buy my turntables, mixer and speakers, when I started to play as a dj. One of the best move I did in my life! FJB: What come to your mind when you hear “Brazil” or “Festa Junina”? TS: Music, warm vibes, fun, good food and drinks, nice people. 😉 FJB: What is love? TS: Sharing – Living – Feeling – Believing – Smiling – Crying – Dissolving FJB: What is your favourite movie quote? TS: “What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.” Woody Allen FJB: What tune will kick ass at the Festa Junina Berlin 2011? Who Made Who – Every Minute Alone (Tale of us Rmx)

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