In the 3rd episode, the story of the first woman to become a professional chef in Brazil: Benê Ricardo (1944-2018). Orphaned at the age of 12, she became a domestic worker in the home of a family who “took her to raise”. She faced racism and sexism and built an award-winning career — but little known to the general public. The episode also features an interview with chef Dandara Batista, owner of Afro Gourmet, a restaurant specializing in cuisine from African countries.
Hosted, produced, scripted and edited by Tiago Rogero
Audio captured by Maurizio Belli
Opening and closing original soundtrack by Victor Rodrigues Dias and Felipe Kneipp