About the Authors

Internationally known chef Yara Castro Roberts, one of Brazil’s most ardent advocates, takes you on a trip inside Brazil’s culture and history—through its food. She is the first Brazilian chef to write about its cuisine in English. She graduated from Boston University School of Culinary Arts and holds degrees from the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre. Roberts was host of the PBS Emmy-nominated Cook’s Tour television series before she moved to Paraty, Brazil, where she operates the Academy of Cooking and Other Pleasures with her husband, Richard. She has been featured in UltraTravel and the New York Times. Currently, she is the subject of Delicious Brasil, a new series about Brazilian cooking and lifestyles in production for American and Brazilian television.

Richard Barclay Roberts, born in Paris, was first a photographer, then a successful CEO of multinational companies, and is once again a professional photographer. Educated at both Princeton (B.A.) and Yale, he currently operates Barclay Images out of Paraty, Brazil.