Brazil, churrasco is the term for a barbecue (similar
to the Argentine, Uruguayan, Paraguayan and Chilean
which originated in southern Brazil. Brazilian churrasco
(shoo-rhas'co) contains a variety of meats which may be cooked on a
purpose-built "churrasqueira", a
barbecue grill or
barbecue, often with supports for spits or skewers.
Churrascaria is a restaurant serving grilled meat, many
offering as much as you can eat: the waiters move around the
restaurant with the skewers, slicing meat onto the client's
This serving style is called espeto corrido or rodízio.
The word barbecue has attracted several inaccurate
folk etymology. An often-repeated claim is that the word is
derived from the French language. The story goes that French
visitors to the Caribbean saw a pig being cooked whole and
described the method as barbe à queue, meaning "from
beard to tail". The French word for barbecue is also
barbecue, and the "beard to tail" explanation is regarded as
false by most language experts.
The only merit is that it relies on the similar sound
of the words, a feature common in folk-etymology explanations.
Another claim states that the word BBQ came from the time
roadhouses and beer joints with
pool tables advertised "Bar, Beer and Cues". According to
this tale, the phrase was shortened over time to BBCue,
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