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December 2, 2020

Delicious food and a passion for local ingredients

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Portuguese people may have strong opinions on politics and football, but there are subjects that everyone agrees on and food is definitely one of them!

There is a passion for food which is simple and fresh, and typically no sauces are used to disguise or enhance flavours. A lunchtime meal will begin with a plate of soup followed by the main course, which will include a meat or fishplate followed by a simple dessert and finished off with a coffee.

All regions of Portugal have their preferred dishes but as a general rule, the coastal towns will be more inclined to lighter meals especially grilled fish. As you go further into the interior there is a preference for meat, with black pork being considered a delicacy. There are traditional Portuguese dishes that are typical to the entire country, especially Bacalhau which is salted cod. It’s often said that there are over 365 different recipes for preparing Bacalhau, one for each day of the year.