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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]