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10 WAYS TO FEEL LIKE A LOCAL IN LISBON

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  Once you arrive in Lisbon and start to mingle in the atmosphere, you can do it both ways:  the touristic way or the Portuguese way.   Sure you can check in at every tourist spot (plenty of them are worth it) and eat all the  Portuguese custards tarts you can – we also eat them…

How to discover Lisbon with kids – And survive to tell the story!

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If discovering Lisbon and treading its seven hills might be already challenging by itself,  imagine going up and down each and every one of these hills with one, two or three children, tired, hungry and always asking: Are we there yet? Are we? ARE WEEEE? Or with teenagers asking to take a picture of them…

SET THE TABLE, PORTUGUESE ESSENTIALS

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Portuguese people love to host and many well-known Portuguese industries and crafts exist to supply this tradition. When it comes to food, Portuguese people make it a happening! A meal is much more than eating, all round the world and in Portugal is no exception. It’s the gatherings, the love for hosting, the long chattings…

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…

BIZARRE FOOD OF PORTUGAL

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  Food is culture. It is often at the table that we find unique delicacies that feed and tell the stories and habits of a people and a country. “The destination of choice for food lovers should be Portugal.” CNN says it and we agree, taking into account the delicious food and dishes that many…

FRUITS FROM PORTUGAL

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  WHAT FRUITS WE GROW AND EAT IN PORTUGAL? Portugal produces many delicious seasonal fruits. In this article, we share with you the most traditionally eaten in Portugal. Each season has its charm that allows us to include fresh and nutritious food in our daily lives while supporting local production and protecting the environment. A…

How to have a SAFE Experience with Taste of Lisboa

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As the global pandemic still unfolds in different parts of the world, here in Portugal we are happy to announce that our country is fully open to tourism. We are aware that those who have had to reschedule their travels to Portugal, and who haven’t booked anything yet but are potentially planning to, may have…

Bacalhau à Brás – Portuguese Codfish Recipe

Bacalhau à Brás - Cod Portuguese style

  Bacalhau. Even though this word is Portuguese for cod the truth is that, when anyone says bacalhau here in Portugal, we are referring to salted cod, which for us is the default. The Portuguese love affair with salted cod has been going strong for over 500 years. Portuguese waters are abundant in fish, yet cod isn’t…

10 Ways to Enjoy Lisbon Outdoors

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The warm season has officially started here in Lisbon! If locals tend to eagerly await the good weather to enjoy time outdoors, this year, after about 2 months in lockdown, you bet we are all craving to go outside. Of course, we are still respecting social distancing and observing certain restrictions so that all the…