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Address: Rua Belfort Roxo 161 | 2nd Floor, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20041-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 98894-9857
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Can food explain a culture? Cook in Rio offers Brazilian cooking...

Can food explain a culture? Cook in Rio offers Brazilian cooking classes in English to foreign visitors wanting to learn about Brazil, and some of the most fun and delicious Brazilian meals and drinks, like cassava sticks, shrimp moqueca or pork feijoada, batida de coco, caipirinhas and pe de moleque (peanut brittle). Every weekday at 10am or 4pm. The hilarious Chef Simone Almeida awaits you for messy fun.

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Fantastic evening!

I learned more about brazilian culture, food and lifestyle in one evening than I could have thought possible, and all over the most delicious, excellent quality food and drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Lynn B
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very mixed feelings on this one. I've been to a few cooking courses, and this one was unique. unfortunately there was no air conditioning in the room so it got a bit hot and uncomfortable. The 'hands on' was limited, and focused on doing a few basic veg preparations, which didn't teach me much. There were some tips on what... More 

Thank ianmcnally
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I learned more about brazilian culture, food and lifestyle in one evening than I could have thought possible, and all over the most delicious, excellent quality food and drinks to be had. Our host, Chef Simone, speaks perfect English, with a beautiful brazilian accent. The caiparhinas were of the best quality and plentiful. The food! I don't cook, and even... More 

Thank Lynn B
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great intoduction to Brazilian cuisine. A well organized, hands on class in a brightly colored space in Copacabana. We prepared a delicious, 3-course meal with wonderful fresh ingredients. Chef Simone shared insights about Brazilian history and culture, too! Would be happy to take another one of her classes the next time I'm in Rio.

Thank susan s
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you love food, you will always check out the food situation in the country you're visiting! So amongst other foodie things, we came across this cooking course. We booked it for the day before we went home so the recipes were fresh in our minds. Simone was an enthusiastic chef and taught us not only about food and the... More 

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Cristiano-Nogueira, Public Relations Manager at Cook In Rio, responded to this review

hi Charlotte, thanks for your sincere review. I'll bring up these suggestions with Simone, our cooking instructor, so she can take them into consideration. cheers! cristiano More 

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A co-worker booked a class for us on a work trip. At first I didn't think I'd want to take a class but I was surprised at how great a time it was and how much fun I had. Chef Simone was great and her English (and other languages) is perfect- I mention this because I speak a little Portuguese... More 

Thank k s
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Thank you Simone for this four-hour class! We are bringing the most delicious recipes home and great souvenirs. Time for caipirinhas! Simone was a lovely host and shared her love for food and for Brazil. We have learnt so much for her and I am very pleased to have had this opportunity. I am very happy to know how to... More 

Thank Ornella O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Such a fun and fantastic cooking course with Simone! It was extremely hands on, interesting and very entertaining. Simone is absolutely lovely and quite a character - best cooking course I've been on! It's a must in Rio! X

Thank lucillacritchley
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I just booked this class at the last minute this morning and received a speedy reply from Simone who booked me in straight away for this afternoon. This was a fantastic experience. Food was amazing and everyone was involved in making it. Simone is extremely entertaining, funny and has fabulous anecdotes and advice about eating out in Rio. Highly recommend... More 

Thank Ramila C
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A Wonderful Class! I highly recommend it! Simone is great and we learned so much! We took the moqueca class, but I am sure the feijoada class is good as well.

Thank FrankKistiface
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We loved every minute of our class! Chef Simone was extremely welcoming and made sure that each student had the opportunity to be involved and take away from the class! The flow was very natural and while sipping the delicious caipirinhas we made, we had a chance to ask questions and chat about ourselves, and learn about Brazil in general.... More 

Thank Joya5185

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