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Argan nuts, cultivated only in Morocco

Culinary argan oil from Morocco

My first taste of amlou, a classy nut butter, came at breakfast in the coastal city of Essaouira, Morocco. A vendor in the city's...
coffee shop

Coffee in Portugal — a family story

Portugal surprised me with its coffee. My coffee experiences--at breakfast, on break or after dinner--were generally great, all over the country. From Guimarães and...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

wine in the making

Way off the beaten path in Portugal’s Douro Valley

After rinsing our feet in a basin of water, we stepped into the granite lager—Portugal’s traditional venue for treading grapes by foot. For our...
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Simplesmente Vinho

Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...

CULTURE

codfish

Bacalhau: Portugal’s “faithful friend”

For a country with abundant seafood right on its Atlantic doorstep, it can seem a bit wacky to a visitor that the Portuguese are...
Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland–on Cathedral Hill

Basel's ancient heart brings out my inner historian. The Old Town is intact and compact, draped across three sentinel hills and along both sides...
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