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“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 of the Christmas decorations in […]


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 refrigerated room solely for selling […]


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 staple in their diets along […]


Aldea Restaurant Makes Eater.com top 38 NY Restaurants

Congratulations to Chef George Mendes of Aldea Restaurant for making Eater.com top 38 essential restaurants in New York City! Number 14 Aldea Restaurant “Quietly putting out top-notch Portuguese fare since 2009, chef-owner George Mendes’ food has not faltered. The Flatiron restaurant has had a Michelin star for most of its life, for dishes like mussel […]

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Chef Rui Correia Hosts Sold Out Douro Valley Portugal, Food and Wine Tour 2014

Chef Rui Correia owner of Douro Restaurant in Greenwich Ct. will be hosting a spectacular trip of a life time, Food and Wine tour of the Douro Valley, Portugal this October. See itinerary here: Douro – Food Wine Tour 2014. Chef Correia will also be preparing dishes along with some of the renowned chefs at […]