Culinary, Florianopolis

Pinhão

This combination of pinhão and banana, against a blue background, echoes the colors of the Brazilian flag, something I hadn’t noticed when I took the photo. The pinhão is the nut of the Paraná pine (Araucaria augustifolia) the iconic tree of the mountain skyline and the nuts are very popular here in season, and have their own festival, Festa Nacional do Pinhão in Lages.