Food, Travel and Culture
When sugar was introduced to Portugal in the 1400s, nuns started mixing it with egg yolk (often left over from using the whites when ironing priests clothes), flour, and almonds, establishing the basic ingredients of convent sweets.
Madeira Island Pictures
Azore Island Pictures
Some history of the Peri-Peri peppers
Birdseye peppers originally came from the Americas (as do all chili peppers). It was brought to Spain and Portugal in the wake of Christopher Columbus’ voyages; it found its way down into Brazil via Portuguese traders.
Madeira Island Food
This article from TasteAtlas has must try foods when visiting the Island
Madeira Food & Cultural Tour
A link to a Madeira food tour company focused on culinary experiences in Funchal.
Azores Islands food tours
Unforgettable food experience that will make you enjoy the islands in a special way
A link to a article about Portuguese sausages.
What is the difference between Chouriço and Linguiça. What is Morcela, farinheira, alheira, salpicão, and Paio
Tourist and Resident Guide to Portugal, Madeira & The Azores
A website for travelers to Portugal: hotel accommodation booking services, flight reservations, Portugal visa information, travel insurance for Portugal, Pousadas, airport parking, weather forecasts and mobile phone rental.
The history of Japanese (Portuguese) Tempura
This is a link to the fascinating history of the tempura style of cooking. For my recipe click on – Peixinhos da Horta ( Portuguese Tempura Vegetables)
How a Thirst forPortuguese Wine Fueled the American Revolution
This is an Atlas Obscura link to the history of Madeira Wine. Why was it used to toast the declaration of independence?
Fado Music- A one hour long compilation
This YouTube vidoe has an hour of great Fado muisic – Free! Play it at you next dinner party
The Seven Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy
Sete Maravilhas de Portugal is an organisation funded by the Ministry of Culture which was given the tricky task of coming up with a list of the seven wonders of Portuguese gastronomy. Click here for my Traditional Caldo Verde Soup Recipe
Francesinha Portugal's hangover sandwich??
This is a link to the history of the famous sandwich from are Northern Portugal
Link to: Why a Volcano Is Crucial to This Azorean Chef’s Homestyle Stew
This is a link to an Atlas Obscura artical on Portugal’s National dish cozido.
Historical Background of the Holy Ghost Feasts in North America
A link to an article about the tradition of the Holy Ghost Sopas Feasts.
History of Canned Sardines
A link to an article: Portuguese canned fish have an important role in the history and culture of the country.
Portugal's influence on Japanese cuisine
A link to an atlas obscura article: “Inside a 17th Century ‘Barbarian’ Cookbook from Japan”
Learn to speak European Portuguese
AMAZON LINK TO:
Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Conversational Course – Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand European Portuguese
Portuguese Tremoços (Lupini Beans)
A brief history about the delicious bar snack seen throughout Portugal and the Mediterranean.
The influence of Portugal on Chinese Cuisine
For hundreds of years Macau China was a Portugal’s colony.