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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Background The origin of malassadas is believed to be in Portugal, where they are a traditional dessert that is especially popular during Carnival season. The word “malassada” comes from the Portuguese word “mal-assada,” which means “under-cooked” or “badly cooked.” It is said that the name refers to the fact that the dough for the malassadas […]
From food to festivals, Portuguese culture is full of many intertwined elements that create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere. Art, religion, literature, and even soccer are all important aspects of life for the people of Portugal. Food: Portugal has a rich food culture. Across the country, you can find a wide variety of local cuisines. […]
The Home of Port Wine Only after the British discovered port wine at the end of the 17th century did the fame of its fine quality start spreading all over the world. The Douro Valley region produces the grapes that give rise to the only authentic “Porto”. In the middle 1750s, the Portuguese authorities started […]
From the warm sunny beaches of the Algarve to the sophisticated riverside wine tastings of Porto, Portugal tourism has something for everybody. Portugal is a popular destination because of its safe cities and inexpensive cost of goods. With the exception of a few isolated areas, crime rates in Portugal are exceptionally low. Activities in Portugal […]
Introduction People often forget about food, when discussing their visit to another country. They talk about things such as the culture, the landmarks, and famous tourist attractions, but hardly ever mention the . That is a shame because often times the unique culture of a country is best shown in what they eat, what their […]
We love Porto with it’s romantic steep cobbled streets lined with curiosity shops, bars and cafes, an enchanting Portuguese city where the aroma of Port wine mixes with seagulls and the sea. ‘Discoveries’ is a fresh new concept which we plan to bring to cities in Europe, beginning with beautiful Porto. Porto has the perfect […]
Once again, travel experts are ranking Portugal as one of the best places to visit in the world – not to mention, one the countries with the most unique and delicious cuisine. Check out our picks for the must-try foods in the year’s must-visit spots around Portugal: Francesinha in Porto National Geographic Traveller says Porto […]
Don’t Visit Lisbon Without Trying These Dishes! Portuguese food is about simplicity. Fresh, seasonal ingredients served with the minimum of fuss. Take the seafood as an example. After bringing in the day’s catch, it’s often steamed or grilled and doused in a little olive oil and garlic. That’s it. Here’s 7 dishes you can’t leave […]
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