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

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  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 

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  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

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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…

10 Typical Drinks from Portugal

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  The hot weather has arrived in Lisbon and it seems to be here to stay. With it, we can’t help but think about spending time with friends over food and drinks. If going out for dinner is something we tend to do all year long here in Portugal, as soon as Spring rolls in…

The Best Chocolate Cake in the World: Easy recipes

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Since the quarantine started here in Portugal, we have been sharing the best of Portuguese food and culture online with you. New challenges bring new opportunities as well and, sometimes, they end up being pretty tasty ones!   On the last session of Taste of Lisboa at Home, our regular Sunday live sessions on Instagram, we…

Taste of Lisboa at Home: Traditional Portuguese Easter Recipes

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If you celebrated Easter, we hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday! Yesterday, following our very own tradition, we were live on Instagram to bring a little bit of the taste of Portugal to you, even if in the distance. Apart from our usual Taste of Lisboa at Home session, at 7PM local time, we did an…

Taste of Lisboa at Home: Portuguese Recipes with Canned Fish

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This article is dedicated to the lovely community who has been following the Taste of Lisboa at Home live sessions on Instagram. If you’ve missed our previous editions, kindly note that all April long we’re sharing snippets of Portuguese food and culture via live videos presented by Taste of Lisboa hosts. On our first live, Madalena…

CANNED! 10 Delicious Things That in Portugal Come Out of a Can

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  In the past few weeks, forced by current events, it seems like the global appreciation for canned goods is on the rise. While often perceived as cheap, quick, non-elegant options in many parts of the world, canned foods are actually a staple of Portuguese cuisine. Portugal has a long tradition of preserving fish. More…

Travel around Portugal in 18 Foods (without leaving Lisbon) 

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Taste of Lisboa’s food & cultural experiences take place mostly in our capital city. That doesn’t mean that, in here, we don’t get to enjoy food and drinks from all over the country. In Lisbon it’s fairly easy to come by dishes from different corners of Portugal. Yet, to try specific regional recipes, it is often required…