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Minho “heart and soul” in Ponte de Lima, Portugal

The Lima valley, in Portugal's northern Minho region, with its ancient towns and Romanesque churches, takes a traveler on a meandering route from the...
Dinner table

In Central Asia, sit down to dinner, Uzbek style

In Uzbekistan, my travel companions and I were welcomed to the table three times a day, and very often to a spread of Uzbek...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Cookies and milk

In Porto, Portugal, a world of flavor from our pandemic kitchen

Over the past many months, as Tom and I have reminisced about our travels, rather than actually traveling, food memories—and food making—were a constant...
Taste Porto cooking class

Cooking Portuguese in a townhouse kitchen

From the moment we knocked on the townhouse door, we knew we were in for something special. Welcomed into the reception area-cum-shop, we had...

CULTURE

old vines with a southern/western exposure

The way of Port: a passion for the vine in Portugal’s...

"Wine is not about grapes!" exclaimed Alvaro. Our host was oblivious to threatening rain on this steeply pitched hillside above Portugal's Douro River. I...
rainbow

Deliciously local in West Lisbon

Lisbon's breadbasket is in its western reaches, in the hills and valleys that cradle the Tagus above the capitol and tumble westward in fertile...
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