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Taylor Barnes

Taylor Barnes

CB Rio correspondent Taylor is a freelance journalist based in Brazil since 2010. She was a recipient of the Inter American Press Association scholarship, and her work has been published in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Islamic Monthly, USA Today, and Foreign Policy. She has eaten plov in Uzbekistan, nasi goreng in Indonesia, and gallo pinto in Nicaragua. Her years at Culinary Backstreets have been like peeling a pinapple in her quest to challenge the myopic view of Brazil as a carnivorous monoculture and instead open diners' eyes and mouths to the collard greens, cashew apples and jiló (scarlet eggplant) as tasty as the iconic picanha (rump steak) here.

Recent stories by Taylor Barnes

August 19, 2016

Santa Filomena

Rio -- Like the classic optical illusion of the faces and the vase, look at Rio and you’ll see two sharply contrasting versions. First is the seemingly easygoing beach city of rubber sandals and gushy greetings as insincere as they are well intentioned. Read more