We invited the author Cristina Castro, researcher and promoter of traditional confectionery, to share her account of some of the most fascinating finds of her research during the writing of "A Doçaria Portuguesa". When I first began my quest of finding Portugal's sweets back in 2015, I was eagerly anticipating what I would find. Sweets [...]
The Secret of the Pastel de Tentúgal
The recipe for the pastel de Tentúgal was born somewhere in the 16th Century by the hands of the Carmelite nuns of the convent of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (or Natividade) of Tentúgal.
From Chemex to Smeg: 20th Century’s Best Design in the Kitchen & Table
Great design is timeless. Since beautiful items make your home feel special, discover some of the best design that revolutionized kitchen and tableware throughout the 20th century, and still influence our taste today.
São João in Porto
The eve of São João’s Day is just around the corner (23rd of June), and everyone is planning the details for the big night. Have you made your plans?
Eating in San Sebastián: Paradise in a Pintxo
Last summer we had the time of our lives eating our way through Spain until we reached our final destination: San Sebastián. I don’t know if you’re asking why we elected this city as our focal point—but you’ll find out.
The terroir of port wine: two hundred and sixty years of history (an article)
Read this in We took part in writing a review article about port wine that was just accepted for publication in the Food Chemistry journal, and resulted from a collaboration between the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar of the University of Porto and the Insituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto. And no, we [...]