In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, Chef Teresa Corcao shows a dish made with the manioc root, at the upscale O Navegador restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian elit

 

              In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, Chef Teresa Corcao shows a dish made with the manioc root, at the upscale O Navegador restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian elit
In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, Chef Teresa Corcao shows a dish made with the manioc root, at the upscale O Navegador restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian elite has long tended to look down their noses at the tuber because it grew wild with no need to be tended, so it was regarded as a lazy crop, says Corcao. She sees rehabilitating the manioc and other native plants as key to reclaiming an authentic Brazilian identity - particularly as the country, now the world's sixth largest economy, ascends to the international stage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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