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Where to find Portuguese food and wine in Germany

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  Traveling broadens the mind and so does tasting foreign cuisines around the world. There’s nothing like visiting a given place and taking your time to explore the local dishes, drinks and customs to start understanding the local way of life.  But what happens when you do miss those holidays in Portugal, you’re craving for…

9 Portuguese snacks and wine pairings that will surprise you

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    We were inspired by Wine Folly’s article Wine and Junk Food Pairings That Actually Work to explore the addictive world of Portuguese snacks and find local wines to wash it all down in style. If we often talk about wine selections for typical dishes, complex contemporary recipes or even desserts, why can’t the…

The national dish of Portugal (it’s not codfish…)

The national dish of Portugal is not cod

  Ask folks around Lisbon what they think is the most iconic dish of our city, and chances are they will say sardinhas assadas. After all, charcoal grilled sardines are the most popular summer dish, served even during St. Anthony’s famous street festival. But when you think of Portugal as a whole, both locals and…

The biggest misconceptions about Portuguese food

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Whoever thought that Portuguese food is nothing much besides salted codfish and custard tarts was wrong. That would be the kind of person who perhaps also thinks that Portuguese dishes ought to be pretty much like Spanish food, even though the most Portuguese food they’ve ever eaten was paella. It’s easy to oversimplify when you…

Açorda de camarão – recipe

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The word açorda in Portuguese may stand for slightly different dishes, but always involving old bread. While açorda alentejana refers to an aromatic stock poured over bread slices, açorda by itself stands for a savory mashed bread concoction with a porridge-like consistency. Açorda, most typical from southern Portugal, is an edible example of how the…

Portuguese recipes using old bread

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Zero waste cooking is an emerging trend and it is becoming a priority right now. Due to a mix of increased awareness towards environmental sustainability, circular economy, food and money saving, and a sense of practicality that has been sharpened by the lockdowns happening all over the world, it feels like we’re going back to…

Ultimate guide to the best Portuguese soups – Part 2: Non-vegetarian soups from Portugal

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  Welcome back. This article gives continuity to the previous published ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST PORTUGUESE SOUPS – PART 1: Vegetarian soups from Portugal  In this second part of this guide we will introduce you to the most hearty Portuguese winter soups in which the king ingredient is meat or fish. In fact, although…

Ultimate guide to the best Portuguese soups – Part 1: Vegetarian soups from Portugal

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  Comfort food is meant to be enjoyed all year round, but if there is one season that particularly asks for cosy warm dishes, that has got to be Winter. Here in Portugal, we love indulging in stews and heart-warming foods that tend to lean on the heavier side. But, sometimes, a good bowl of…

PORTUGUESE WINTER DISHES

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Do you feel more hungry during winter? It’s natural. On colder days, our body consumes more energy to regulate body temperature. But anyone who likes to eat knows that this verb is not just a functional act. Those who love to eat do not just do it for food. We also do it for the…

INTERNATIONAL FOOD IN LISBON FROM PORTUGUESE FORMER COLONIES

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These days, different communities originally from Portuguese former colonies and currently living in Lisbon open their own restaurants and serve traditional dishes that soon become comforting must-have delicacies we can’t live without anymore! At Taste of Lisboa, we believe that food is a strong cultural expression of great identity, passed down from one generation to…