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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...
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...

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...
Wine barel with logo

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

Ramadam

Sweet countdown to Ramadan

  Halwa Chebakia is a Moroccan sesame cookie which is folded into a flower shape, fried and then coated with honey. It's very popular in...
Milan's Duomo

The Milan Duomo at sunset

Milan's spectacular cathedral is an iconic view of the city, the subject of countless postcards, web pages and travel calendars. The Milan Duomo spikes...
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