View across the Douro at Porto

Living the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

Portugal's state of emergency in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic was lifted at the beginning of May, and on May 4th the...
Tuna and sweet potato dish

Tasting Porto in a time of lockdown

On 18 March, Portugal declared a national emergency, and shuttered restaurants, bars and wine shops across the country. Through the weeks in lockdown, Tom...
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...
View of Porto Portugal from Gaia

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

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”

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

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

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 a Porto supper club

One of our most delightful dining experiences in a great while was an introduction to Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs,...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

“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

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...
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