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Quick introduction to Portuguese wine (and Portugal’s wine regions)

  In recent years, Portuguese wine has grown in popularity around the world, while also more and more travelers with a keen interest in gastronomy and wine keep visiting our country. When you think of wine from Portugal beyond our borders, chances are the first reference that comes to mind is Port wine. This fortified…

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September 8, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and drinks in Canada

  Portuguese Canadians make up almost 2% of Canada’s population. In a country where the notably multicultural society is made of people hailing from all corners of the world, it’s curious to notice how our small country of Portugal makes such a significant number of the total inhabitants.  Portuguese and Portuguese descent residents concentrate mostly…

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September 1, 2021

The best artisanal bakeries in Lisbon

  Here in Portugal, we often consume bread with our meals. Bread with butter, jam, cheese and/or ham is a very standard breakfast. Sandwiches are our go-to snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon. And along with lunch or dinner, it’s customary to have a bread basket on top of the table, independently of what’s on your plate…

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August 29, 2021

Unique food souvenirs you can buy in Lisbon

  As the world becomes more and more a global village, you can almost find anything anywhere in the world. This applies even to souvenirs, even though they are supposed to be mementos of one given place.  You could be in Paris and buy a figurine of the Eiffel Tower made in China. You could…

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August 24, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and drinks in the USA

  An estimated quarter million Portuguese nationals are currently living in the United States of America. This may mean several things but, from our hungry perspective, this statistic makes us think that good Portuguese food in the US can’t be that hard to come by! While Portuguese and Portuguese descent folks, also known as Luso-Americans,…

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August 15, 2021

What to know before you arrive: practical tips and useful information for your trip to Lisbon

Usually, before arriving in a new city, you want to learn more about its traditions, history, language or culture. However, sometimes what you really need is simple but essential practical information and tips. What time do restaurants usually serve food? What’s the cheapest way to arrive from the airport? What scams should I look out…

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August 9, 2021

Petiscos: the most popular Portuguese tapas

There is no single word to translate petiscos. You may see them appearing in Portuguese restaurant menus as appetizers, snacks or finger foods, but petiscos are so much more than that! These small servings of Portuguese foods are perfect for sharing, when you go out with friends and crave not only for delicious dishes, but…

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July 11, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The UK

  The beginning of the migration of Portuguese people to the UK dates back to the 15th century, when the Jews who were being persecuted in the Portuguese territory found a safer home in Britain. Yet, if we can count up to 400,000 Portuguese people in the UK these days, it’s mainly because of the…

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June 24, 2021

Portuguese foods inherited from the Moorish occupation

  Portugal’s culinary identity is full of references to Arabic cuisine. The presence of the Moors (the Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb) in the Iberian Peninsula, between the 8th and the 14th centuries, influenced the way we live and eat in Portugal until today. You see this muslism influence from Northern Africa in the aesthetics…

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June 16, 2021

Pastel de nata: where to eat the best Portuguese custard tarts in Lisbon

  Buttery. Flaky. Smooth. Velvety. Rich. Enticing. Decadent. Irresistible… we could be here all day mentioning adjectives that could best describe pastel de nata, but only once you have tried a freshly baked Portuguese custard tart you’d truly know what we’re talking about! Portugal’s most famous pastry is a true staple for many locals and,…

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June 5, 2021

How to be a sustainable and considerate traveler in Lisbon

  We see them all over the world. Marching in groups, camera in hand, dropping in and out of cities at lightning speed, spending a lot, learning very little. Entitled, oblivious, obnoxious. We like to think that we are different.  Yet, as we sweat going up a narrow Lisbon street, we find yourselves thinking: “Are…

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May 22, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The Netherlands

  At Taste of Lisboa we’re committed to bringing you the best flavors of Portugal no matter where in the world you are! Ideally, we look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon for one of our food & cultural walks. Roaming up and down the city of the seven hills, exploring small local businesses, stopping…

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May 13, 2021

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