Portuguese Diner Blog

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Portuguese Sangria Recipe

Sangria is a perfect drink to quench your thirst on a hot day. It’s beautiful fruity color makes it a great crowd pleaser for your next picnic or a party. The use of the word sangria in labels is now restricted under European law. Only sangria made in Spain and...

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50 Great Portuguese Wines by Joshua Greene

Wines of Portugal | A world of difference | News article | 50 Great Portuguese Wines by Joshua Greene revealed. Here is the article from Wines of Portugal featuring the 50 Great Wines of Portugal list by Joshua Greene. Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits editor, unveiled his favorite Portuguese wines....

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Bolo Rei – Kings Cake

Bolo Rei is Portugal’s king of cakes. It’s traditionally eaten throughout the Christmas season, but mostly on January 6 which is known as King’s day. The date is when the three kings arrived in Jerusalem to greet the newborn baby Jesus. The legend is that the three kings were disputing...

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A Portuguese Christmas

Christmas Tree in Lisbon “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...

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Portuguese Chefs at 2013 International Gourmet Festival

Lusitanian Michelin Stars The Portuguese Wave International Gourmet Festival 2013 – Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal Nov 7-16 “It wasn’t so long ago that Portugal only had one Michelin-starred restaurant outside of the Algarve, but today there are three 1-star restaurants in northern Portugal, two in the Lisbon region and one...

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Portuguese Wineries in North America

Portugal’s love affair with wine began around 2000 BC when the Tartessians began cultivating the first vineyards in Portugal. When the Roman empire reached into Portugal, they named the area Lusitania, after Lusus, the son of the RomaGod of wine Bacchus. Portuguese wine has evolved through the centuries and no...

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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...

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Seabra’s Marisqueira & Europa South in New Jersey Monthly

Two Portuguese restaurants featured in 285 Best Restaurants section: New Jersey Monthly Magazine! photo credit: Henrique Mano, Editor Luso American0 Newspaper   SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA  www.njdiningguide.net/Seabras/ Seabra’s Marisqueira, is one of Newark NJ’s premier Seafood Restaurants since 1989. 87 Madison Street Newark, NJ 07105 Tel.: (973) 465-1250   EUROPA SOUTH “Portuguese...