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Santo António: how to celebrate Lisbon’s sardine festival

  As the biggest street party in the city is dedicated to Santo António, one could immediately assume that St Anthony is Lisbon’s patron saint. That title has been reserved for St Vincent but St Anthony is Portugal’s most revered saint and he did happen to be born in Lisbon. So the date of his…

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June 1, 2022

Portuguese dishes you should enjoy by the beach

  Whether it’s the peak of summer and the bathing season is fully on, or it’s simply a pleasant warm day, heading to one of the beaches near Lisbon can be a beautiful way of spending some time. If you want to fully embrace the local customs when it comes to spending time at the…

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May 26, 2022

How to tell if a restaurant in Lisbon is authentic

  When we talk about the intrinsic connection between food, its place of origin, and the people who cook it and eat it, it’s important to acknowledge traditions and a certain dose of authenticity.    The adjective authentic refers to something that has a clearly defined origin. Even though we are fans of fusion cuisine…

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May 12, 2022

Bacalhau: where to eat the best salt cod dishes in Lisbon

  Here in Portugal, in cod we trust. Even though cod is not a fish that was ever found on the Portuguese coastline, which happens to indeed be rich in other species, no one can deny that this is one of the quintessential ingredients of Portuguese gastronomy. The history of how cod became popular in…

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May 7, 2022

Where and how to experience coffee culture in Lisbon

  Talking about the Portuguese way of life and daily habits is synonymous with talking about coffee. The average Portuguese adult drinks at least two espresso coffees a day, which ends up amounting to about four kilos of coffee grains per person per year. No wonder wherever you go in Portugal, whether it’s in an…

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April 24, 2022

For the love of cod: a historical look behind Portugal’s obsession with bacalhau

  If you have ever read about Portuguese food, you might have come across the statement that salted cod, known in Portuguese as bacalhau, is Portugal’s national dish. We could argue this, not only because we think that there are other dishes that better embody Portugal’s edible history, but also because cod is not a…

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April 16, 2022

Day trips from Lisbon that we locals also enjoy

  There’s virtually a never ending array of things to see and do in Lisbon. Yet when you visit the Portuguese capital, just like when you travel to any country, it’s always a good idea to venture out of the big city and explore a little more of what the country has to offer. Your…

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February 21, 2022

Homestyle Portuguese food for the winter

  During the colder months, we crave foods that are nourishing, warming and that evoque a certain sense of nostalgia. If there is a time of the year when comfort food can be the most rewarding, winter is probably it! Even though eating out, take-away and home deliveries are increasingly popular in Portuguese cities, the…

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February 10, 2022

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

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