When visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans will be able to seize the chance to try out the local delicacies. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil's cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here are eight must-try Brazilian culinary treats you can eat while watching the tournament.
In Brazil, churrasco is a Portuguese and Spanish term for a type of barbecue which originated in southern Brazil. It features different kinds of meat, pork, sausage and chicken which may be cooked over an open fire. The Brazilians have been barbecuing meat for a long time. Churrasco varies not only because of the variety of meat but also because of the sauces. One common way to serve churrasco in Brazil is at a buffet, with waiters carrying trays of meat around the room and patrons choosing which cuts they want.