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Friday Feature Photo: Christmas in Cabo do Roca

Photographer: Ana Arpa Capture Date:  December 10, 2006 Location: Cabo do Roca, Portugal About: This photo was taken over the holidays near Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), the westernmost point of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. It also happens to serve up some of the most delicious grilled fish in Portugal! Not a bad way to feast over Christmas! Desktop […]

Bolo Rei and Bolo Rainha: Portugal’s Royal Christmas Treat

From the beginning of November to the end of January, it’s impossible to pass a pastelaria (pastry shop) without being bombarded by the ubiquitous Bolo Rei (King Cake). This is one of, if not the most, popular Christmas desserts throughout Portugal, consisting of a sweet, brioche-like bread dough packed with eggs and filled with various nuts, raisins and crystallized fruit. Essentially, a […]

Catavino Wishes You a Very Merry Iberian/Minne(snowtan) Christmas!

“Aunt Gabby”, whispered my eight year old niece into my ear while decorating the Christmas tree, “are we Christian?” “Well, it depends how you define Christian”, I responded. “We tend to be more spiritual than Christian.” “But we’re definitely not Jewish, right?” she questioned quizzically, her right eyebrow slowly rising […]