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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 […]

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Bacalhau de Trás-os-Montes by Oceana Restaurant NYC

To showcase the incredible versatility of Portuguese wines with food, Wines of Portugal is launching an exciting new culinary-focused program in the United States this April. The program, known as “10 Chefs / 10 Wineries,” will match ten Portuguese wineries with ten of America’s top chefs, culminating in an online cooking series and limited edition […]

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Portuguese Muffins Featured in Huffington Post

Portuguese Sweet Muffins featured in Huffington Post article! Click on this link to read the article! Why Portuguese Muffins AreSeriously Underrated The article links back to Tia Maria’s Blog for the recipe by Leonor Santos! Here’s an excerpt from the article in the Huffington Post – Travel – February 22, 2014 “Popularized in the United […]

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A Taste of Portugal

When I serve Antipasti before diner, I make an easy and colorful presentation of cheeses and cured meats for my guests. What’s great about this easy appetizer is that is requires no cooking, and it’s easy cleanup since you just through away the parchment paper when you finish this wonderful sampler. My family loves both […]