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Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau

Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau

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Almost any coffee shop that you go into in Portugal will have a selection of sweet and savoury treats with one of the most popular of thee being Portuguese Cod Cakes or Pastéis De Bacalhau. These are basically small fish cakes that you can eat in a couple of bites…

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Seafood is a very important part of the Portuguese diet and is a regular treat for many Portuguese families.  You can try many different cataplans dishes in different restaurants but none are as good as the ones you make at home. For a traditional cataplana you need to buy a…

Port Wine From Portugal

Port Wine From Portugal

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When talking about wine in Portugal it would be impossible to discuss the subject without at the very least mentioning Port wine. Port is a fortified wine and for it to be actually acknowledged as a Port it must be made in the Douro Valley in the north of Portugal…

Algarve Style Pickled Carrots or Conserva de Cenouras

Algarve Style Pickled Carrots or Conserva de Cenouras

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Almost every Portuguese restaurant that you go to in the Algarve will see you being offered what is known as a “covert” this usually includes some fresh bread, olives, butter and some pickled carrots. These sweet pickled carrots are synonymous with the Algarve and are a great way to start…

Portuguese Green Wine – Vinho Verde

Portuguese Green Wine – Vinho Verde

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Wine is known all around the world for coming in either red or white varieties but in Portugal there is also a green variety of wine that is very popular throughout the country and is becoming increasingly popular around the world also because of its light and fruity taste. Green…

Dom Rodrigos – Portuguese Sweet Treats

Dom Rodrigos – Portuguese Sweet Treats

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If you have ever been to a Portuguese cafe or bakery then chances are you will have seen the little multi-coloured foil parcels sitting in the chiller cabinet – these are Dom Rodrigos, sweet treats that are fantastic to eat while enjoying your afternoon coffee. When you open the foil…

Why Is The Algarve A Great Wine Region?

Why Is The Algarve A Great Wine Region?

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Southern Europe has always been known for producing some of the best wines in the world, however the Algarve region is now coming to the forefront as an emerging region of great wines, but why exactly is the Algarve a great wine region? When we think of vineyards we often…

Bacalhau com Natas or Cod Fish In A Cream Sauce

Bacalhau com Natas or Cod Fish In A Cream Sauce

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The salted dried bacalhau is a staple part of the Portuguese diet, however it is one of the most difficult ingredients for non Portuguese to come to grips with.  The best way to introduce bacalhau into your home is to start with a recipe that is simple and has a less…

Lagoa DOC wine

Lagoa DOC wine

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Wine is a huge part of the social, economic and cultural history of the Algarve and the Lagoa region is no exception to this rule with it boasting some fantastic DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) wines from the local area. In the past the Lagoa area had a very poor…

Pao de Milho (Portuguese Cornbread)

Pao de Milho (Portuguese Cornbread)

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The Portuguese are famous for their locally made breads, which are extremely delicious. One of the joys of living in one of the more traditional regions of Portugal is that every village still has its own bakery, and you can get freshly baked bread on a daily basis. One of…

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