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Friday Feature Photo: Baking Bread in the Algarve

Photographer: Nicola Holtkamp Capture Date: September 9, 2012 Location: Olhão, Portugal About: Bread baking in Portugal is just as an important part of the culture as is wine,  cheese and pastries. The Algarve is no different! Normally enjoyed with butter or olive oil, dipping and dredging in sauces is completely acceptable.And even though most Portuguese consume all […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Golden Algarve Coast

Photographer: Berit Watkin Capture Date: March 24, 2015 Location: Algarve, Portugal About: The Algarve is enchanting and alluring. Coastal Algarve is renown for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from but some of the top include: Praia da Marinha (Lagoa), Praia da Falésia (Albufeira), Praia […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Stunning Beauty of the Algarve

Photographer: Jarp32 Capture Date: October 2, 2010 Location: Lagos, Punta Piedad, Algarve, Portugal About: The light in the Algarve is fantastic. To draw the curtains each and every morning to see soaring blue skies, gentle waves and radiant rays of sunshine, lifts your spirits and makes you feel alive. It’s a region […]

Interview with Nelson Carvalheiro: Award Winning Portuguese Travel Writer

Editor’s Note: Today we’re heading off the beaten path to introduce Nelson Carvalheiro, an award winning Portuguese travel and photo blogger who’s been garnering heaps of attention for his dynamic and passionate tales. We, however, are more interested in what causes saudades (homesickness) when he’s thousands of miles from home.  What instigated your desire to […]

Top 5 Places to Surf in Portugal

Beyond the festivals, concerts and cultural activities in Portugal, lies a community of people who ride on boards like chariots upon the sea. I’m proud to be part of this clan, addicted at a young age by the peaceful feeling of being immersed in the sea. Over the years, I have visited […]

Friday Feature Photo: Herdade do Esporão, Portugal

Photographer: Ricardo Bernardo Capture Date: May 26, 2012 Location: Herdade do Esporão, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal About: Table set in Herdade do Esporão’s recently renovated restaurant in the Alentejo.  Between the lagoon, and the table, young vines from this charismatic Alentejo wine producer can be seen. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply […]

Friday Feature Photo: Portuguese Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato

Photographer: Ricardo Bernardo Capture Date: March 5, 2011 Location: Seminário de Faro, Faro, Portugal About: The photo was taken during an ALFA, Associação Livre Fotógrafos do Algarve, workshop which demonstrated the preparation of two traditional Portuguese dishes: Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato and Bacalhau à Conde da Guarda, a recipe from Mestre João Ribeiro. This […]

Friday Featured Photo: Port Ganache and Chocolate

Photographer: Eddie Correia Capture Date: February 14, 2008 Location: Algarve, Portugal About: Dark chocolate and port is pairing of temptation. Each brings a unique profile of rich, sultry notes that pull you under a spell of warm mysterious deliciousness. These are flavours requiring time and patience. Time to warm and melt across […]

Chestnut Season in Portugal

The sound of chestnuts (castanhas) crashing down through branches is one that I always associate with autumn in Minho. Throughout the baking summer, we watched the thick green prickly clusters growing on large majestic trees scattered about the surrounding hill slopes wondering if they would ever ripen. By the middle […]