Bolo-rei: 5 Places in Porto to Buy the Iconic Portuguese Christmas Cake
Christmas season has arrived, and in this time of celebration and traditions, there's a lot of fuss over food. While most Portuguese dedicate their body and soul to a multiplicity of cooking endeavors during Christmas Eve, there's something most of us agree on buying out. It's the bolo-rei (king cake), the cake that colors tables [...]
Vinho Verde: Complete Guide to a Portuguese Wine You Should Be Drinking
In Portugal—at least in the North—every time you sit down at a typical restaurant and you’re asked what you’d like to drink when you answer “wine” you’re asked the question: “verde ou maduro?” (literally, green or mature). The answer depends on individual tastes, but people don't think twice and instinctively respond… maduro (or verde)! How come [...]
The Most Amazing and Curious Portuguese Sweets
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?