Grilled meat, generally beef but also chicken
or pork, eaten in Latin American countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. It may describe a mixed grill including steak and sausages and served with a hot sauce. The
word is Spanish or Portuguese. A churrascaria is a restaurant serving
grilled meat, in which the waiters move around replenishing the diner’s plate
with more and more meat on skewers.
Frequently consumed during Carnival in Brazil. Carne
Vale means “farewell to meat” in Latin, signifying the period between
Twelfth Night and Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day) before earthly pleasures like
the consumption of meat are abandoned during Lent.
Lexicogropher: Jennifer Edwards