Every time we go to Brasil, my in-laws order pizza at least once during our trip. They get very excited, as pizza is considered a special treat. It is hyped up for hours leading up to the call, and then served with much oohing and aahing.
I was excited, too, that first time. Everyone was telling me how amazing Brasilian pizza was! I could feel myself right back in Italy, eagerly anticipating all the pizza goodness. And then I saw the pizzas. Canned peas? Boiled Eggs? Anchovies? All piled high on super thick bread with some sort of pink mayo sauce base. Talk about culture shock!
So of course I grabbed my camera. My in-laws thought it a bit strange that I took picture after picture of the pizzas instead of eating them. Everyone, including Gilberto, was in pizza bliss, and devoured every single strange slice.
None of my pictures turned out (I didn't know that cheese is reflective), and I've had such a hard time explaining Brasilian pizza to my family and friends here in the States.
But Daniel at Wickets and Guayaba just wrote a great explanation of Brasilian pizza! I am having some serious pepperoni cravings now.
This time, as I'm sure pizza will make another appearance at my in-laws, I'll turn off my flash and try to get some pictures to post. And who knows, maybe my tastes have changed, so I'll do the usual bite of one or two pies. But most likely they haven't. I mean, canned peas? 'Nuff said.