A unique type of cooking, inspired by the Gaúchos, was called churrasco (pronounced shoo.rhas'.ko). After digging pits in the ground, the Gaúchos would start a fire with wood from the rangelands of the Pampas. Once the fire turned to embers, large portions of prime meats were skewered and slowly roasted to perfection over the fire pits.s groups of families would gather for meals, Gaúchos would carry bountiful portions of skewered meats, along with fruits and vegetables to the table. Using traditional knives, which Gaúchos wore on their belts, they sliced thin and tender pieces of meat. The succulent meats were served, continuously to all.