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 Phoenicians first brought olive trees across the Mediterranean to Portugal and the Romans were successful in cultivating the groves and pressing the olives to attain the precious oil. Today, olive […]
One of the more unusual features in the streets around Rossio, Lisbon’s bustling central square, are the small bars with their dated interiors selling ginjinha, the local name for morello cherry brandy.
Due to its many complexities, the Portuguese don’t really expect visitors to speak their language very well but are very engaging and fully appreciative when someone tries. And there’s nothing more […]