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We Wrote a Book!!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 24th November 2016

It has been a long hard road, full of ups and downs, but today we are incredibly excited to announce that Catavino’s first book, The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal, is finished. Sonia, Ryan and I are a bit tired, but we’re extremely thrilled that we have finally reached the end of a journey that took us deep into the...

6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

written by Valeska Idarraga | 17th November 2014

There isn’t a home or professional kitchen in Spain that doesn’t stock olive oil. Its omnipresence is ubiquitous. Similar to the French passion for butter, we adore this unctuous, golden liquid! One of the best ways to experience Spanish oil is during breakfast. While a sweet pastry is still appreciated, most of us are unconditionally loyal to “Pan, Aceite y Jamón”. Fresh bread, olive...
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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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Cataplana: The traditional Portuguese cooking vessel explained!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 17th July 2014

Since moving to Portugal, I have yet to set foot in the south. The Algarve and the summer season seem to be synonymous with its white sandy beaches, sapphire blue and aquamarine ocean waters, and of course, the food which is full of the “fruit of the sea”. The abundance of fresh seafood, fish and sun ripened vegetables is...

How to Make Portuguese Linguiça at Home

written by Rochelle Ramos | 5th May 2014

Words involving “cured and smoked” in regards to meat in Portugal often leads to thoughts of links of spicy chouriço or subtly sweet legs of presunto hanging in a dark smoke house. Some of the other sausages come to mind such as alheira. The one that has found its way across the globe, from Hawaii to Brazil, and has...

Friday Feature Photo: Gentle Spanish Hands

written by Gabriella Opaz | 11th April 2014

Photographer: Albertina Torres Capture Date: October 4, 2012 Location: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia-Spain) About: For her Spanish Notebooks project, Albertina was invited to share those special moments when food is being prepared. On that specific day, as Maria was cutting green peppers, the image reminded Albertina of an old painting worthy of capture. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on...

Vejer de la Frontera – The Dining Mecca of Costa de la Luz, Spain

written by Annie Manson | 8th April 2014

One of the most unexpected thrills of Vejer de la Frontera for a first time visitor is the huge number of eateries hidden away in the beautiful Pueblo Blanco. A further surprise is the impossibility of eating badly in this gastronomic paradise. Vejer doesn’t rely just on summer tourists – there are the regular visitors as well; hence, if...
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