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Recipe: Portuguese Sardine Salad

As the weather warms up in the northeast, we begin to itch with a desire to do outdoorsy activities. Grilling is one of them! But I’ll admit that a whole lot of what seems ideal in my mind has trouble coming together in practice when the day flies by and […]

Setúbal’s Moveable Feast
: White wine and oysters

Ernest Hemingway writes of Paris in his A Moveable Feast, but the oysters he mentions could have been from Setúbal. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent […]

The Serious Side of Vinho Verde

Editor’s Note: Today, we’re very excited to introduce Cathy Fisher, an American currently living in Lisbon with her Portuguese husband. Cathy approached us with an infectious passion to share her love of Portuguese wine; and who are we to say no?! Welcome Cathy and thank you for getting us in the mood for old […]

Street Food is Picking Up Speed in Portugal

From fried snakes on a stick to dirty water hot dogs, there hadn’t been anything novel to buzz about in the street food scene for years. That is, until five years ago when the gourmet food truck craze exploded in Los Angeles. Professional chefs jumped behind the wheel and turned […]

Friday Feature Photo: Portuguese Grilled Octopus

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: May 2, 2009 Location: Colares, Portugal About: Grilled octopus can be a tricky dish. Cooked too long, octopus tastes like glue. Cooked too short and you’re gnawing on rubber. But when grilled to perfection, it’s tasting pure heaven! Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select […]

Portugal is for Lovers: Make It Your Romantic Getaway

Have you heard of Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro? I’m assuming no…but you should! They’re Portugal’s real life star-crossed lovers. The two lived a forbidden affair that ended in tragedy. The backdrop to this story was the royal palace of Quinta das Lagrimas, today a luxury hotel. A stone’s throw […]

Portuguese Wines to Ward Off the Winter

 I know it’s a bit obvious, but I think it’s worth restating, it’s damn cold; so cold that an unlimited supply of wool blankets and crackling fireplaces won’t eradicate the persistent, internal chill. During these trying times, I find myself reaching for liquid comfort when the mercury dips below zero, preferably from a fortified or rich […]