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The Wine of the Dead

The Wine of the Dead In the North of Portugal, there is a place where you can taste what we call the wine of the dead. In the area of Boticas, Vila Real, you can still buy bottles of this unique wine, but the story goes way back to the beginning of the 1800s when […]

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The Origins of Tempura

The Origins of Tempura When you think about those yummy and colourful fried vegetables or seafood, the first thing that pops up in your mind must be Japanese cuisine. Well, think again, it actually comes from a Portuguese recipe, made international in the 1500s. In the 1500s Portugal was living its Golden Age, sending sailors

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Friday the 13th – The Portuguese Halloween Party

Friday the 13th – The Portuguese Halloween Party In Western civilization, Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day, always surrounded by fear and superstition. Until today, the irrational fear of this day exists and it can be so relevant in peoples’ lives that it even has a scientific name: paraskevidekatriaphobia (yes!). No one

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