In late 2001 I embarked on a plane with the intent to spend the next several years living in Santa Caterina, Brazil. I was recently called to be a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
Little did I know at the time, of all of the things I learned to love about Brazil and Brazilians, the food and culture was going to stick with me the rest of my life. I lived in the southern part of Brazil and was introduced to Churrasco for the very first time. I lived in Brazil from 2001-2003. As a missionary in the area we had the opportunity sample the cuisine from hundreds of people. Between restaurants, meals provided by Church Members, Meal provided by new friends, and even street vendors, I sought out to learn everything I could about Brazilian Culture and food.
Upon arriving home I continued to learn about Brazilian Culture and Food by surrounding myself with Brazilians living in the United States. I started actually applying all the culinary skills I learned during my time there. I’ve spend the last 17 years studying and now am ready to announce that during the last 5 years I’ve been diving intensively into making Brazilian Food, more specifically Churrasco do Espeto. I have worked with several butchers to make the Brazilian Cuts of meat available, and have perfected a great deal of traditional foods, and even modern takes on the originals.
I am wildly excited to have the opportunity to share these skills with you and to take this journey together!
Thanks to a rising popularity of Brazilian Churrascarias throughout the United States, there has been a growing interest in Brazilian cuisine and Culture. People love the Serving of Meat in the round (Rodizio Style) from skewers cooked above an open flame, but there hasn’t been too many resources about how to become proficient in this style of grilling.
It is the goal of EspetoGrill.com to peel away the mystique surrounding the art of Brazilian Churraso and to make it truly available to the DIY home Grill Master!