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Portuguese foods inherited from the Moorish occupation

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  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…

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

Pastel de Nata - Portuguese custard tart

  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,…

How to be a sustainable and considerate traveler in Lisbon

Responsible and sustainable tourism 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…

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The Netherlands

Portuguese food, wine and restaurants 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…

10 pastries you should eat in Portugal (besides custard tart)

Portuguese pastry

  Creamy and smooth on the inside. With a crunchy exterior of flaky puff pastry to embrace its delicate core. We’re describing pastel de nata, without a doubt, the most popular pastry in Lisbon and all across Portugal. If there is one thing that many visitors look forward to trying when they travel to Portugal,…

Alcohol-free Portuguese drinks you will love to try 

alcohol free Portuguese drinks

  Think of Portugal and drinks such as Port wine, vinho verde and ginjinha immediately come to mind. Portugal not only has one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in Europe, our country also has a long tradition of producing high quality wines and other alcoholic drinks that beautifully complement our gastronomic offerings. But…

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

codfish chickpeas salad wine

    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…

7 unusual things to see, do and eat in Lisbon

Unusual things to see, do and eat in Lisbon

  You can visit Lisbon many times and always experience it in a different way. How? Simply getting away from the touristic centre, joining group activities such as Taste of Lisboa’s food and cultural walks, going with the flow through off-the-beaten path not knowing where the day may lead or, quite on the contrary, planning…

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…