Antonio "Playboy" Conceição

Maragogipe BA Brasil

Sobrepaleta de Fumeiro, Moquém, farinha de Copioba, Biri-biri

Sobrepaleta de Fumeiro, Moquém, Copioba flour, Biri-biri

Antonio Conceição, carinhosamente conhecido como “Playboy” é mestre no preparo da carne de fumeiro. Tradição passada de pai para filho. É pitmaster de raiz e apaixonado por manter viva a tradição desse método de preparo ancestral a partir da comunidade quilombola de Maragogipe, no Reconcavo Baiano.


A carne de fumeiro é um preparo ancestral e típico da região do Recôncavo Baiano, particularmente do município de Maragogipe, onde as comunidades quilombolas mantém viva a tradição dos defumados artesanais nos moquéns. Alguns antigos produtores de Maragogipe usam a palavra moquear ao invés de defumar, que é uma expressão indígena para a técnica de desidratar carnes e peixes. Não é exagero dizer que a carne de fumeiro é o “Brazilian Style Barbecue”.

Antonio Conceição, affectionately known as “Playboy” is a master in the preparation of carne de fumeiro. Tradition passed from father to son. He is what we could call “an original pitmaster” and passionate about keeping alive the tradition of this ancestral method from the quilombola community of Maragogipe, in the Reconcavo Baiano.


“Carne de fumeiro” (Smoked meat in a direct translation) is an ancestral and typical preparation of the Recôncavo Baiano region, particularly in the municipality of Maragogipe, where the quilombola communities keep alive the tradition of artisanal smoked products in the moquéns. Some former producers in Maragogipe use the word “moquear” instead of “smoke”, which is an indigenous expression for the technique of dehydrating meat and fish. It is no exaggeration to say that the smoked meat is the “Brazilian Style Barbecue”. Presenting Carne de Fumeiro at Churrascada is part of our effort to give protagonism to Black Food and its makers and show how it influenced the country’s food culture.


A quilombo (from the Kimbundu word kilombo, lit. 'war camp') is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin, and others sometimes called Carabali. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos, called quilombolas, were maroons, a term for escaped slaves.