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Discovering Dão Wines: The Burgundy of Portugal

It was a cool Lisbon summer night with a near-full moon, a breeze coming in from the Tagus River and friends coming over for dinner, life felt pretty good. Dinner parties happen to be one of my favorite pastimes, and Pete and I tend to make a solid team when […]

The Undiscovered Inland Cuisine of Portugal – Part I

The interior of Portugal is, unfortunately, often overlooked. That’s too bad, especially for foodies searching for unique eats beyond the mouthwatering fish and seafood on the coast and the regional dishes that the bustling cities recreate. Granted, I understand that driving into the mountains of Portugal or through windy, ancient […]

Fried Foods of Portugal! You know you want it!

Though there’s every reason to tout the Mediterranean traits of the Portuguese diet, let’s be real, there’s also plenty of fried and fatty goodness to gorge on. On my latest trip to Portugal, I checked off a few savory and sweet items that had been on my long list of […]

Friday Feature Photo: Sunset over Serra da Estrela, Portugal

Photographer: Nuno Lemos Capture Date: December 21, 2013 Location: Serra da Estrela, Portugal About: Located in central Portugal, this gorgeous unspoiled area is a protected National Park filled with rushing rivers, deep ravines and enough wildlife to keep your binoculars at the ready. That said, if you’re a cheese lover, consider packing up […]

Ripe and Delicious Portuguese Cherries!

When I was a child, I coveted anything flavored “cherry”. From the sweet artificial flavor of a Starburst candy to the ripe, succulent berry itself, it was by far my absolute favorite fruit….that is until I moved to Barcelona. Barcelona evoked a deep passion for sweet mandarines, juicy strawberries, crisp […]

Beira Baixa: Roads Less Traveled

Editor’s Note: In this PART I of “Beira Baixa: Roads Less Traveled” we delve into the area’s challenges while highlighting its largest private wine producer in the Cova da Beira wine region. In Part II, we’ll explore more about its wines, and pair two with a regional dish.   I […]