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Belem or Nata Pastries recipe

The Story behind Pasteis de Belem a.k.a. Nata The origin of Pasteis de Nata, also known as Portuguese custard tarts, can be traced back to the 18th century in Lisbon, Portugal. It is said that the recipe was developed by Catholic monks at the Jeronimos Monastery in the Belém district of Lisbon. The monks used […]

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Sao Miguel Mercado da Graça. A farmers Market you must visit

Historic Mercado da Graça in Ponta Delgada The Mercado da Graça is a historic market located in the city of Ponta Delgada, which is the largest city on the island of São Miguel in the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The market has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. The construction of […]

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Caldeirada de Peixe – Portuguese Fish Stew

Caldeirada de Peixe is a traditional fish stew from Portugal, specifically from the coastal regions of the country where fishing is an important part of the local economy and culture. The dish is said to have originated in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, where it has been enjoyed for generations. The name […]

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Alcatra a Moda da Terceira – Meat Stew

Alcatra a moda da Terceira is a traditional dish from the island of Terceira in the Azores, Portugal. The recipe has its roots in the rural cooking of the island, where beef and other meats were often slow-cooked with local ingredients and seasonings. The dish is named after the large clay pot or “alcatra” that […]

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Sardinhas Assadas – Roasted Sardines

Sardinhas assadas, or roasted sardines, is a traditional dish from Portugal. Portugal has a long tradition of fishing and consuming sardines, which are abundant in the waters off the coast of the country. The dish is particularly popular during the summer months when sardines are at their peak season. Roasting sardines over an open flame […]

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