Some of the most popular foods eaten in Brazil include pine nuts, yams, okra, peanuts, tapioca and cheese bread. Brazil's national dish is "feijkoada," a thick and hearty black bean stew with pork or beef that is traditionally cooked in a clay pot and served with kale or rice.
Another favorite of all Brazilians is churrasco or barbeque served on skewers. Due to the country's size, Brazilian cooking is diverse and influenced by indigent and immigrant populations. Southern Brazil cuisine favors traditional Italian dishes like lasagna and pizza. In the north, however, pizza is eaten with condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise. Two desserts are popular throughout Brazil; one is similar to a truffle, and the other is an avocado dipped in sugar and served as dessert.