Bahia taught me how to eat well

posted on: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Taking a nap after lunch is a basic human right. Many of the beach huts have this setup where a hammock is placed next to every table. People eat and then they take a nap right there on the beach.

Eating is not a private event, and it shouldn't be. Strangers come up to you, they sit with you, you sit with them. You share a meal or a juice and you make a friend. Nothing adds more flavor to a meal than good company.

Part of eating is experimenting with new flavors and ideas. This guy who walks around the beach with his little metal pan and heats up coal so as to roast a big cheese stick and entice you into eating crispy on the outside and melted on the inside cheese is a genius!

Enzo loves cheese stick, the kind that's wrapped in plastic and strings it's way into his mouth. But let me tell you, he LUVS the roasted on the beach stick cheese even more and is begging me to make this at home for him using the store bought string cheese we always have in our fridge.

We're leaving tomorrow with a tummy and a heart full of wonderful memories and tastes.
Thanks Brazil for feeding us so well.
xoxo Damaris


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip - full, I hope, of all sorts of foods that make you nostalgic. Have save travels home!

  2. Safe travels for your family - thank you for sharing your adventures with us! And I really want to meet this cheese stick on the beach man - how cool! : )

  3. My I love that cheese, if I had to leave I don't think I could make it the rest of my life without coahlo! or how ever its written.

  4. I agree that it's everyone's right to nap after a good meal. : ) I love that you can see feet poking from the hammock in your photo.

    The cheese? Oh my gosh, I'd love to get my hands on some of that ooey goodness.

  5. Thanks so much for your sweet compliment and stopping by my blog. Looks like I'm catching you on the tail end of a trip. I'll have to catch up. :) And I want that orange hammock so bad I can taste it!

  6. I loved reading about Bahai in your post. I am so eager to travel to Brazil -- one of these years I know I'm going to get there! Glad you had a wonderful time.

  7. Aww this post brings me back. I love all the succos. This brings me back. I love Bahia and the beach food.


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