Say cheese!

OISS Brazilian baking class

Lovett College Magister Mayra Onuchic brought her decades of experience baking pão de queijo — Brazilian cheese bread — to the kitchen Nov. 14, demonstrating how to make the toasty snacks for a group of hungry students and professors. Onuchic’s father baked and sold pão de queijo back home in Brazil; Onuchic has put his recipe to good use over the years at Rice, once baking 800 in one evening for a Graduate Student Association dinner.

The pão de queijo workshop co-hosted by Brasil@Rice and the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication was part of the roster of activities held on campus in celebration of International Education Week. (Photos by Jeff Fitlow)


Students enjoy fresh-baked Brazilian cheese bread in the Lovett Magister’s House.

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.