Portuguese Diner Blog

“Feliz Natal” or “Boas Festas” translates to “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”! The Holiday season in Portugal is celebrated as a time for family, of giving and sharing. Towns and homes are decorated with lights and with “Scenes of the Nativity”, or the Presépio which is the main focal point...

How to Hydrate Salt Cod – Bacalhau

I’ve had many requests for the process of hydrating salt cod (bacalhau). It’s relatively easy to do so I’ve posted some information here for those of you that are novices at cooking with the cod. This photo above, was taken at Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River. They have an amazing...

Crock Pot Feijoada à Transmontana

Feijoada originated around the 14th century in the Northern region of Portugal. Generally, Feijoada is made with white beans but in the Tras os Montes region, red kidney beans are used. During that time meat was scarce, so the poor peasants began using every part of the pig as a...

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Tia Maria’s Blog – Noticias do Meu Pais

Click here to watch full video: Source: Notícias do Meu País – Episódio 9 – RTP Play – RTP Hi everyone. Here is the full length video of my episode which aired around the world on RTP! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did....

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Taste Portugal Book Signing in Fall River Herald Newspaper

Thank you to the Fall River Herald News for featuring my book signing in their newspaper today April 29th, 2015! I am blessed with such wonderful support from the community! Thank you! Read the full online article by Linda Murphy here: http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150428/LIFESTYLE/150426603        

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Portuguese Muffins – Tia Maria’s Blog on SIC Portuguese TV

I appeared on Portuguese TV – SIC NOTICIA/SAPO on Tuesday June 10, Portugal day. The news piece featured Portuguese Sweet Muffins – Bolos Levados from the Portuguese company 3mealmuffin company of Fall River. Mr. Lopes sent my family his delicious muffins and I can tell you, they were simply delicious!...