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.