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Recipe: Portuguese Molho de Leitão

The scent of roasted meat is common when traversing Portugal, but in the Center that rich, inviting aroma is almost always from leitão assado. Leitão, or suckling pig, is considered to be one of the richest of Portuguese delicacies, a wonder even. With tender, juicy meat and perfectly crispy skin, it’s already tantalizing, but […]

Indian Spices: The Hidden Story of Portuguese Foods Global Influence

I love the flavors you get when cooking with Portuguese ingredients. I’ve learned that the food in Portugal can be intense, yet sophisticated. It bursts with flavors, yet somehow remains uncomplicated. How did a country, known for rustic cuisine, fuse exotic and foreign flavors so seamlessly that it’s become ingrained in the traditional […]

Where to Find the Best Carnival Celebrations in Portugal

Carnival conjures images of brightly decorated floats, scantily clad dancing women, and a party that lasts for weeks on end, equivalent to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of any other celebration, Carnival is beloved in Europe! (photo by Rosino) But what is Carnival? Historically, during the six weeks of Lent, one was expected to be conservative in […]