"Brazil is one of the most mysterious places on earth. I've tasted so many things here that not only had I never tried before but I hadn't heard of before either." Ruth Reichl Ruth and food writer John "Doc" Willoughby discover the flavors and charms of Paraty, Brazil, a perfectly preserved colonial village between Rio De Janiero and Sao Paolo. Cookbook author and teacher Yara Roberts shows them how the country's most delicious dishes are the result of centuries of history - a blending of the traditions of the native Brazilians, Africans and Portueguese. Stand back as Ruth wields a machete to harvest hearts of palm, and raise a glass with Doc as he uncovers the tradition of cachaca.