By Natasha Greenhouse

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The biggest homestyle Brazilian cuisine competition starts today! In twenty cities around the country, Comida di Buteco celebrates the quintessentially Brazilian boteco, or small food establishment where people gather to chat over cold beers and small savory snacks. Participating botecos must create a tasty, creative snack employing this year’s theme of fruit, and the public and judges vote for the best. Besides the dish, other factors are included in the decision such as service, hygiene, and temperature of drinks.