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Delicious and mouthwatering foods from across Iberia covering restaurant reviews, recipes, food and wine pairing, and the history of Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy.

Top 10 neighborhoods to visit while in Barcelona

Barcelona may seem large and daunting at first approach, with its maze of windy cobbled alleyways; but after awhile, it suddenly feels like home. Streets untangle into a patterned network and neighborhoods (barrios) that once seemed remote are just a short walk away. From the Medieval and Roman history of the Ciutat Vella, […]

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 […]

TOP TIPS: How To Eat Your Way Around Valencia

Editor’s Note: Travel writer and fanatical foodie Jaillan Yehia explores Valencia on foot looking for the best tasty treats you can put in your mouth, whatever your mood. Here are her picks … Having fallen in love with Valencia on a previous visit, I already knew the culinary scene would be […]

A Meat-Lover’s Guide to Portuguese Beef

With large milky eyes, and softly splotched brown skin, the cow is by far the greatest protagonist in any baby book. Between the thick cardboard pages, she’ll pop up dozens of times among her barnyard friends guiding the child through their first words. “Coooowwww!” Considerably easier than hippopotamus, right? But among the […]

Michelin Chef Elevates Valencian Cuisine to New Heights

What would any food lover in Valencia enjoy more than a visit to the city’s Central Market – an 8,160 km2 art nouveau-styled space of gastro-commerce that houses 400 independent food vendors selling everything from the regionally grown chufas (tiger nuts), employed to make the delicious horchata drink, to baskets […]

Portuguese Seafood Recipes for Dipping Your Bread

When we decided to relocate to Portugal from the States, I was ecstatic about the prospect of fresh seafood, seafood that was diverse, plentiful and all mine for the eating! With approximately six-hundred miles of beaches, succulent frutos do mar (seafood) exists along the entire coast, and that first night in Lisbon, […]

Romantic Restaurants in Lisbon for Valentines

If Lisbon were a guest at a house party, it wouldn’t be in the limelight. And that’s exactly what I adore about this city. Picture yourself at this house party. Small groups of four or five congregate around bowls of peanuts and glasses of wine. Paris is delicately holding a […]

The Best Places to Eat Calçots in Barcelona

In the Catalan countryside surrounding Barcelona, young, sweet onions break ground in mid-winter, growing tall and pale in the rich Mediterranean soil packed around their roots. The fertile earth guards the tender white shoots from the sun, leaving them delicate, delicious, and ready for grilling. Calçots—as these indigenous winter onions […]

Portuguese Chocolate Rivals Belgium’s Finest

Smooth bittersweet chocolate on the tongue is one of the more indulgent treats to enjoy. It has a richness that the lighter, milkier counterpart just can’t seem to compare to. Luckily for me and all the other dark chocolate lovers out there, Portugal has a similar love for this sort […]