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Barry Hatton: 5 Historical events to understand the Portuguese

Editor’s Note: Several months ago, we stumbled upon Barry Hatton’s book, “The Portuguese: A Modern History,” and found ourselves captivated. Very few books cover Portuguese culture and history in English, and of those that do, even fewer bring to the light the incredible successes and struggles that plague the nation. As an […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Prolific Portuguese Poet

Photographer: Pedro Ribeiro Simões Capture Date: March 30, 2015 Location: Lisbon, Portugal About: The famed Portuguese poet and writer, Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) , was respected not only for the quality and breadth of his work, but for the work of his 75 alter egos. Rather than call them pseudonyms, because he didn’t feel it captured their true […]

Where to Find Outstanding Fish in Lisbon!

They say we should eat to live and not live to eat. But in Portugal, the line between the two becomes blurred. Eating fresh, whole, seasonal and locally sourced may be ultra-trendy these days, but in Portugal, good eating is a deeply engrained part of lifestyle and culture. Shopping for […]

A Masterclass on Portuguese Fish

When most people order a meal at a restaurant, they’re satisfied with simply eating it. Not me. I have an overwhelming necessity to understand and intimately discuss the food in front of me. I long to linger around the restaurant, waiting for closing time so I can sneak into the […]

Supermarket Diaries: You had me at Rabbit Legs

Editor’s note: When Sonia’s in Portugal her favorite thing to do is to peruse the supermarket aisles. As she shuffles between the U.S. and Portugal, we’ll be bringing you her discoveries in “Supermarket Diaries.” When I lived in Connecticut, I found myself in an argument with the butcher at the local supermarket […]

Recipe: Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice

 Arroz Carolino, the prized native rice of Portugal, is making its debut in this week’s feature recipe Filetes de Pescada com Arroz de Tomate (Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice). Admittedly, we’re pretty excited about this, as it marks the first of many articles on easy and delicious Spanish and Portuguese […]

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, […]

A Portuguese Twist on Thanksgiving Leftovers

Portugal’s ultimate leftovers food has to be “Açorda” (pronounced ah-soar-duh). Growing up, if my mother had leftover “bacalhau, ” the next day, there was “Acorda de Bacalhau.” If she had leftover shrimp, then it was “Açorda de Camarao.” If she had too much stale bread lying around, then it was […]

Tasca A Badalhoca: The Man Cave of Porto

The afternoon beamed a hazy yellow light upon the street, casting soft shadows across brightly tiled buildings – the iconic trademark of Porto. After days of heavy rain and dark skies, a moment of sun was not only appreciated, but savored, and required an office outing into the light. “Where […]