Many parts of Brazil, particularly along the coast, enjoy almost eternal sunshine. Since the country lies astride the equator, the power of the sun can be extremely strong, particularly on Brazil's sandy beaches. Brazilians and tourists alike naturally love to lie on the beach and bake in the sun. Many tourists are unaware, however, that Brazilians often use this "solar power" on the beach to roast a chicken while they enjoy themselves in the sand and surf.
Click on "read more" for a recipe and photo of this unusual cooking technique.
(Sorry - found this image on the web and couldn't resist an early April Fool's picture!)