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In Portuguese cuisine the concept of fast food is not necessarily linked to burgers, pizza or lasagne. One of the dishes very appreciated by the Portuguese takes five minutes to get ready and could not be easier to prepare. You just need the right ingredients and follow the instructions:

Ingredients (serves 2 people)
1 onion

After an unusually warm October, November brought the characteristic chill of autumn and with it the smell of roasted chestnuts. The streets of downtown Lisbon are invaded by stands of chestnut roasters that emit a white smoke that mingles with the fog and gives the city a mysterious atmosphere.

If you've never tasted roasted chestnuts is time to order a half-dozen (to start) and savour what had been the principal food of rural populations before the arrival of corn and potatoes to Europe...

The soup is the basis of a good meal and the Portugueses take this habit very seriously. Served as an entry, an amuse-bouche before the meal or a whole meal by itself, it’s an important sources of intake of vegetables and one of the tricks for a healthier diet. And a snuggled stomach with a soup is half way to soothe the feeling of hunger and to enjoy the meal with other pleasure.

Chicken Soup - Simplicity is the watchword in this soup, which is nothing more than a broth of water from cooking the chicken, which joins onion, rice, giblets and mint...