Municipal Market - Joinville - SC - Brazil. Last Saturday.
The region suffers influence of German, Italian, Portuguese, Swiss and Norwegian colonization. And it all shines through in the local cuisine.
That probably was the tastiest pork sausage I have ever eaten in my whole life. The combination of spices was simply perfect.
Smoked local pork sausage with spices, Pirão'd'água (cassava flour cooked with broth or water until it acquires the consistency of porridge), egg fried in pork fat with bacon, and a vinaigrette with "cavalo" beans.
The pirão is the perfect creamy base for the otherwise fatty dish. What could have been overwhelming (in a bad way) becomes refreshing and filling. Something one could definitely consider comfort food.
The local beers, strangely, all have a lightly fruity taste to them. Quite nice on a warm Saturday afternoon, to the sound of Chorinho. Now I have to go back to eat their sausage sandwich or fish dishes. Hmmm...