Portuguese cuisine is varied and distinctive with many popular dishes having evolved from age-old regional varieties made with local ingredients. Bacalhau is a mainstay, especially during the festive season and other big occasions, often preceded by a bowl of piping-hot home-made caldo verde soup. Frequently egg-based, Portuguese desserts are to die for with many based on secret recipes invented by nuns hundreds of years ago.
The undisputed queen of Portugal’s many first-rate cheeses is queijo da serra (serra cheese), made from the milk of ewes leisurely grazing in elevated pastures full of wild vegetation throughout the […]
Encircled by imposing mountains, the enchanting Dão wine-making region is a land of sprawling pine and eucalyptus forests stretched right across the northern parts of central Portugal between Aveiro on […]
The versatility of the dried salted cod known as bacalhau has long-established it as the Portuguese national dish, with options such as bacalhau assado no forno (cod roasted in the oven) and bacalhau […]