In the 1800’s Europeans immigrants settled in the south of Brazil.
They were strong and skilful people who treasured and nurtured the land and quickly become adept at raising and herding cattle.
They became known as Gauchos.An unique type of cooking, called churrasco (Shoo-rhas’co) was inspired by those ranchers.
They would gather together and start a wood burning fire, once the fire turned into golden ember, large portions of prime meat were skewered and slowly cooked to perfection.
Using conventional knives, which they wore on their belts, they sliced thin and succulent pieces of meat in succession on each person’s plates.