The Samba Queen and the Coconut Batida

Gorgeous TJ won the competition to become the Queen of the Bateria section of Paraiso Samba School. Check out here Samba moves and you'll see that she more than deserved it. Plus she also looks the part (i.e. Drop Dead GOOOOoooOOorgeous!).

The very next week her duties as a promoter of Samba and Brazilian culture in general started in earnest as she visited our kitchen to learn how to prepare a cracking cold Batida de Côco.

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