The Braza Group
Braza Group is an Australian company operating in Sydney specializing in traditional Brazilian cuisine and fresh meat cuts. With a Brazilian background, Braza manages a chain of restaurants, a butchery and offers event catering services. The company was founded by André Felicio in 2007. Inspired by the flavors of Brazil Andre is the creator of all of Braza’s recipes, seasonings, sauces, and marinades.The rodízio (all you can eat) style history.The Churrasco, which means Barbeque, was originated many years ago in a region south of Brazil, called the Pampas Gaúchos where still today are located one of the most precious cattle in the world.
The idea of skewering the big pieces of meat came from the gauchos: the cowboys of the Pampas. They used to spend many days and weeks away from home, transporting, and working with the cattle. The Churrasco came as a practical way of having a meal, because the only tools needed were a sharp knife, a nice and strong wooden stick, a big piece of meat, rock salt and a bone fire, or as they used to call…”um fogo de chão”.
The meat used to be cut into small pieces and passed around, and people would help themselves to however much they wanted. A tradition that led to the “Rodizio”, the “Gaucho” method of barbeque.
Nowadays, the churrasco is not anymore a regional meal, but it has spread to all four corners of Brazil, becoming a strong part of the Brazilian culture. You can also find this type of cuisine in many other countries around the world, as well as here in Australia!