1. You don’t know what “Brazilian food” actually means.
Okay, Brazilian food is kind of hard to describe. The country is so big, and the states and regions are so different from one another, that “Brazilian food” is a myth. What we have are several different cultures and cuisines: southern gauchos and churrasco (very similar to Argentinian and Uruguayan barbecue). Santa Catarina is known for its amazing seafood. Baianos mastered spicy African heritage dishes. Mineiros created feijoada. Northern riverside people have their countless ways of using manioc and fish. All are Brazilian, all are delicious.