articles, Food, restaurants

Sharing my Portugal food journey

I’d never eaten octopus before. It was the tentacles… the tentacles unnerved me. Unworldly coils of rubbery flesh speckled with suction caps. I believe in eating as a full sensory experience that goes beyond mere taste: there’s much to be…

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red wine

Red Wine Review – Quinta Dos Currais

We seem to have settled into a bit of a wine rut recently. Each trip to the supermarket or meal out involves us drinking our established favourites. Given the huge range of inexpensive wines that we have yet to try,…

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Clay chiminea review time

I’ve been an avid outdoor chef for some years now – i’m no expert but i enjoy it none the less and have figured out interesting means to cook, mainly by trial and error (lots of error). Whilst my trusty…

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Bimbi Machine in Portugal

The Cult of Bimbi in Portugal

The Portuguese don’t really “do” ready meals, and that’s a good thing. However, last week we found out a bit of a secret that some expats may not be aware of; not all of the delicious dishes of feijoada (bean…

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Quinta da Alorna Portuguese Wine Review
Uncategorized, wine

How to Buy Portugal Wine

Whilst browsing the numerous pages online about Portugese wine, i stumbled upon a really well written ‘how to’ guide from The Wine Society website. You can view the wine guide here, and its well worth putting in your bookmarks (i know I…

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Portuguese recipes - egg yolks
desserts, recipes

Portuguese Recipes – Arroz Doce

One of my favourite Portuguese desserts is arroz doce (rice pudding), so when a friend discovered it on the wonderful Sami’s Colourful World blog, I had to make sure this was the next in my series of Portuguese recipes. Arroz…

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