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Latest entries about Bread

Friday Feature Photo: Baking Bread in the Algarve

written by Gabriella Opaz | 11th December 2015

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 of these on a daily basis, bread is the...

Baking Bread with a Portuguese Grandmother

written by Sonia Nolasco | 16th September 2015

Housed in an 18th century baroque building, we leave behind the contrasting sleek interior of the bread and wine museum and step back onto the cobbled streets of the charming village of Favaios, where locals are taking respite from the intense July heat under red cafe umbrellas. We stroll towards the church as instructed and veer left in search...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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Friday Feature Photo: The Gentle Men of Chaves

written by Gabriella Opaz | 31st July 2015

Photographer: Jairo Capture Date: December 29, 2007 Location: Chaves, Portugal About: Portugal has a sweet and intimate relationship with birds, a cultural affinity that borders on guardianship. Every city park has their fleet of wild birds, every square has their residential flock, though none as prevalent as the pigeon. With heaps of aged Portuguese bread on hand, what better way to care...

The Undiscovered Inland Cuisine of Portugal – Part I

written by Sonia Nolasco | 20th July 2015

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 villages isn’t as easy as getting around major hubs,...

Traditions of a Portuguese New Year: It all comes down to your underwear

written by Rochelle Ramos | 31st December 2014

My first New Years in Portugal was spent in Lisbon, gazing out across the city to the Tejo river, where the yearly fireworks would flare up and burst in a spectacular display of color. Underneath the technicolor display, a cacophony of banging pots and pans alongside honking car horns rang in o Ano Novo. It was a gorgeous night filled with tradition, community and...

A Portuguese Twist on Thanksgiving Leftovers

written by Sonia Nolasco | 27th November 2013

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 plain old bread “Açorda.” What is Açorda? Think bread...
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