Like a Brazilian version of couscous, this simple side dish consists of farinha de mandioca (a.k.a. manioc flour) cooked in fat and other aromatic flavoring elements, like onion and garlic. Farinha de mandioca comes in several varieties such as toasted, coarse, and flakey. We developed this recipe using Emilia brand coarse, untoasted, white. You have the option of buying “torrada” or “cruda/crua;" the main difference being that “torrada” has a stronger, more nutty flavor than the “cruda/crua.” This dish can be served savory or sweet, but makes an exceptionally tasty match for saucy meats and fried eggs.