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Petiscos: the most popular Portuguese tapas

There is no single word to translate petiscos. You may see them appearing in Portuguese restaurant menus as appetizers, snacks or finger foods, but petiscos are so much more than that! These small servings of Portuguese foods are perfect for sharing, when you go out with friends and crave not only for delicious dishes, but…

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July 11, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The UK

  The beginning of the migration of Portuguese people to the UK dates back to the 15th century, when the Jews who were being persecuted in the Portuguese territory found a safer home in Britain. Yet, if we can count up to 400,000 Portuguese people in the UK these days, it’s mainly because of the…

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June 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

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

  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,…

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June 5, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine 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…

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May 13, 2021

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

  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,…

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May 7, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in Germany

  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…

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April 8, 2021

9 Portuguese snacks and wine pairings that will surprise you

    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…

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April 5, 2021

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

  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…

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March 18, 2021

The biggest misconceptions about Portuguese food

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…

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February 25, 2021