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We Wrote a Book!!

It has been a long hard road, full of ups and downs, but today we are incredibly excited to announce that Catavino’s first book, The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal, is finished. Sonia, Ryan and I are a bit tired, but we’re extremely thrilled that we have finally reached the end […]

Recipe: Portuguese Pasteis de Bacalhau

It’s said that the Portuguese have enough bacalhau (dried salted cod) recipes to create a different dish for every day of the year! Though possibly a touch farfetched, it has heaps of tasty culinary applications. In Portugal, fresh cod is tough to come by, but bacalhau is ubiquitous! That said, it must be prepared in […]

6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

There isn’t a home or professional kitchen in Spain that doesn’t stock olive oil. Its omnipresence is ubiquitous. Similar to the French passion for butter, we adore this unctuous, golden liquid! One of the best ways to experience Spanish oil is during breakfast. While a sweet pastry is still appreciated, most of us are […]

Portuguese Recipe: Massa de Pimentão and Bifana Sandwiches

I always know when summer is officially in season in Portugal by the way the air smells. The distinct aroma of smoking charcoal, assorted carnes (meat) and peixes (fish) being grilled seems to float around just about everywhere you go. It’s the smell of grilled bifanas marinated with the fantastic, […]

How to Make Portuguese Linguiça at Home

Words involving “cured and smoked” in regards to meat in Portugal often leads to thoughts of links of spicy chouriço or subtly sweet legs of presunto hanging in a dark smoke house. Some of the other sausages come to mind such as alheira. The one that has found its way […]

Friday Feature Photo: Gentle Spanish Hands

Photographer: Albertina Torres Capture Date: October 4, 2012 Location: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia-Spain) About: For her Spanish Notebooks project, Albertina was invited to share those special moments when food is being prepared. On that specific day, as Maria was cutting green peppers, the image reminded Albertina of an old painting worthy of capture. […]

Top 10 Things to do in Jerez – Other than Enjoy Sherry!

The history of Sherry is rich. For starters it is one of the oldest wines in the world, introduced to Britain when notorious pirate Drake, plundered Cadiz and filled his decks with over 2000 barrels as a gift for his adored Queen Elizabeth 1st. But prior to all that, the […]

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 […]