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Highlights: Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal

With nine new Michelin stars added to last year’s 17, it’s an exciting time to indulge in The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal. Our newly-released book shares with the world the exclusive, never before told life and food stories forgotten for 100 years inside Porto’s iconic Bolhão Market. The […]

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 […]

New Portuguese Cookbook Brings Unexpected Recipes to the Table

Today, if you want to start a website called portuguesecooking.com — good luck! Ana Patuleia Ortins has owned it since 1997, just a year before Google was founded. For decades, Ana has been spreading the gospel about Portuguese food. Author of Portuguese Homestyle Cooking, she’s a pioneer in cookbooks written […]

Portuguese Dessert Recipe: Pão-de-Ló

There are several ways to learn about a country and its people. While some choose to expand their knowledge through books, others decide to visit in person. I was zealous and did both before and since moving to Portugal, but I believe the base of this country rests in its […]

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 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 […]

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: Mushroom Season in Spain

Photographer: Gabriel González Capture Date: Februrary 28, 2014 Location: Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain About: Come fall, as humidity sits upon our valley like a thick wet blanket, fruit stands come alive with various plastic containers filled with exotic mushrooms. Many of these Spanish mushrooms are so incredible ugly that your wondering if your local vender […]