Chef flaming a dish in the kitchen

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

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Anita’s Feast began around a table with our neighbors in Basel, Switzerland, as we unpacked the Swiss ritual of raclette to a background of...
Clerigos Tower

In Porto, “The story of Portugal in 5 glasses”

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Clérigos Tower: Two hundred forty steps to the top…and a classy backdrop to relaxation on the lawn of Jardim das Oliveiras, in the heart...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

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Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...
Azores

Sao Miguel and Terceira offer a taste of the Azores

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When we began to plan a trip to the Azores, my traveling companion and I were optimistic: of the nine islands, surely, we can...
Preamar Supper Club

Fine dining in Porto’s newest supper club

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There is a new supper club in town! Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs, met as colleagues in the kitchen of...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

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“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
Lisbon wine region

Quinta do Gradil celebrates the grape harvest season

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A couple of weeks ago, Tom and I took a break from all the Port Wine Day goings-on in Porto and the Douro and...
Real Companhia Velha 1756

17.56 Museum & Enoteca in Porto, Portugal

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"This is a project that we had been dreaming about for years, if not decades,” said Pedro Silva Reis, Chairman of Real Companhia Velha...

Olive oil on the gourmet table in Vila Real, Portugal

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Three bottles of extra virgin olive oil graced each table at the University of Trás-os-Montes’ Panoramic Restaurant in Vila Real, Portugal. The occasion—dinner themed...
Quinta da Plansel

Exemplary vines, first-class wines in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

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Tom and I met winemaker Dorina Lindemann at Essência do Vinho, at the Portugal Wine Connection in the Palacio de Bolsa’s magnificent Salon Arab....
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