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Pará, one of the largest states in Brazil, is located in the north of Brazil and encompasses the mouth of the Amazon River.
- Belém - the capital and terminus for a trip down the Amazon
- Santarém - a small city, ideal for a stopover up or down the river
- Salinópolis (also known as Salinas) is a beach resort some 300 km from Belém.
Among all the Brazilian states Pará has by far the heaviest influence of indigenous cooking. Many of these dishes will taste strange to an average European, but all are quite worth a try
- Tucupí: A yellow gravy boiled from manioc, quite bitter, goes in many dishes.
- Maniçoba: A distant cousin of the all-Brazilian Feijoada, easily shortlisted for worst-ever-looking-food. Mostly pork and manioc, served with rice.
- Pato no Tucupí: duck with jambú (vegetable) cooked in tucupí.
- Tacacá: soup with tucupí, dried shrimps and jambú.
- Açaí: soup-like dessert made from the Açaí fruit.