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
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
What is the difference between Chouriço and Linguiça. What is Morcela, farinheira, alheira, salpicão, and Paio
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.
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)
This is an Atlas Obscura link to the history of Madeira Wine. Why was it used to toast the declaration of independence?
This YouTube vidoe has an hour of great Fado muisic – Free! Play it at you next dinner party
A link to an article about the tradition of the Holy Ghost Sopas Feasts.
A link to an article: Portuguese canned fish have an important role in the history and culture of the country.
A link to an atlas obscura article: “Inside a 17th Century ‘Barbarian’ Cookbook from Japan”
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Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Conversational Course – Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand European Portuguese
A brief history about the delicious bar snack seen throughout Portugal and the Mediterranean.