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Recipe: Broa de Avintes

In every country across southern Europe, you’ll find bread, but none so dedicated as the Portuguese. Each table in every home and restaurant has an assorted basket of Portuguese bread to choose from. Flaky crusted pão with soft chewy interiors are perfect for smearing pate or butter, while dense softly […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Witches Brew of Spain

Photographer: Dani Vázquez Capture Date: July 5, 2013 Location: Galicia, Spain About: The Queimada is a traditional ritual, practiced by the people of Galicia, located in the upper northwest corner of Spain, propped comfortably over Portugal, to cast out demons and bad spirits through an incantation and a witches brew made of Orujo. The origins […]

Recipe: Bolo Rainha

If you’ve ever visited the Midwest during the Holidays, you’ve most likely tried Fruitcake – also known as: door stop, bookend, ubiquitous item for all Ikea hacks, or simply, disgusting. We can safely say that this is not only the most dense and undesirable cake ever to grace a Holiday […]

3 Must Try Portuguese Winter Soup Recipes!

On my second morning in Portugal, my Tia (aunt) Lucinda asked if I wanted rabbit for lunch. I shook off the jetlag and tried to think straight before answering. Rabbit is one of my favorite meals, so it would be hard to pass up! But I would be leaving close […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Beauty of San Isidro

  Photographer: Jose Prieto Capture Date: May 15, 2014 Location: Plaza de Callao, San Isidro, Spain About: The picture was taken during the Brass Band Concert, as two young girls looked on in awe. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then […]

Folar da Pascoa: Portugal’s Delicious Easter Bread

Ever since I was little, I would look forward to a particular treat during the Easter season. It wasn’t the chocolate candy, or the colored eggs, but the homemade Easter bread made by my Italian mother and aunts.  This sweet bread, traditionally flavored with anise oil and seeds, would be […]