Carnival Time is Here! What are you Cooking up?

Carnival is often associated with Rio de Janeiro and Mardi Gras in New Orleans but Carnival happens in the Island of the Azores and to a lesser extent on the Portuguese mainland. Festivities vary but always include dishes that satisfy the taste…
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Pastels de Belem/Custard Tarts Belem -Style

The secret recipe of these famous custard tarts of the Belem district of Lisbon is well protected.  Throngs of visitors to the bakery line up to enjoy the luscious custard tarts. If you time it right, you can watch through a window while…

A Fine Catch of Fish

When it comes to preparing seafood in the Portuguese way, it is a flavorful change from the everyday baked, stuffed and fried fish found in most American recipe boxes. My taste buds stand up and take notice at the slightest thought of the…
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Did you know..?

Did you know that paprika does more than just add color to a dish?  Made from a variety of red peppers, sweet to mildly hot, it actually helps digestion all the while giving flavor to a dish! Try the smoked paprika for a deeper flavor.…