Eating

In the southern Pantanal, the dishes are strongly influenced by the cattle and grains produced in the area. Specialties include carne seca com abobora (sun-dried beef with pumpkin) and paçoca-de-pilã (sun-dried beef with manioc flour), the latter eaten with bananas and unsalted rice. There’s also arroz de carreteiro (rice with sun-dried beef served with fried manioc and banana) and galinha caipira – chicken served with white rice.