View from Taylor's Port Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

On the move with Anita’s Feast

* An almost endless horizon * Artful expression underfoot and on our plates * * The smell, feel and taste of the sea * Welcoming...
Summer in Porto, Portugal: holiday inspiration where the Douro meets the sea!

Eating light in Porto, Portugal

The food of northern Portugal is famously hearty--and very often, meat-centric. In Porto, as elsewhere in Portugal, portions at traditional restaurants can be generous...
tiled rooftops of Porto

The best tascas and tabernas in Porto, Portugal?

Do you seek out good food when you travel? Appreciate local traditions? The tiled rooftops of Porto conceal extraordinary food experiences in the many...
Portugal

Prime time for food tourism

Cultural tourism is booming, and travelers are increasingly seeking out the culinary experiences so important to authentic cultural exploration. Last week, Tom and I...
Figueira da Foz

In search of Portuguese flavors

When Tom and I traveled in Portugal last year, we gloried in its varied landscapes, magnificent sunsets, and vibrant history. We visited cities bedecked...
coffee

Why is coffee in Portugal so good?

Any coffee lover who has traveled in Portugal knows that nothing makes Pastel de nata go down better than a good cup of coffee--uma...
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...
Sri Lanka

Our five top travel experiences in 2014

  At the cusp of a new year, Tom and I have realized with a start, that another year has just zipped by. In 2014,...
Alcântara's Praça Calvário

Living like a local in Lisbon

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When we decided to return to Portugal for a month-long stay, Anita and I wanted to be based in Lisbon, but away from much-touristed...
Alentejo bakery

In an Alentejo bakery, the way of family

Portugal food stories are all about traditions, and very often, family traditions, emanating from home kitchens. And those stories can be found in the...
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