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Lisbon is Portugal’s largest city – thriving with all kinds of culture, entertainment and cuisine. So, in this most Portuguese of cities you would think the culture is pretty homogeneous? Right? Wrong! Today’s Lisbon is a multi-cultural city, capital of the Portuguese speaking world and full of all kinds of delights and fun from Asia to Africa to South America. Here is a mini-guide to multi-cultural Lisbon:
As for meat, local favorites include the Serrabulho, which begins its cooking process as boiled pig's blood before blending it with rice. There is also the crackling pork (Rojões) and leg of pork à Clara Penha.
The International Academy of Gastronomy has just awarded José Avillez the Grand Prix de L ’Art de La Cuisine, a distinction that “rewards great contemporary cooking artists whose culinary mastery and creativity are recognized worldwide”.
Pinhel. A real cool place that is off the tourist radar. That’s too bad, as the interior town of 9,500 has some great architecture and a really great wine
Portugal is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe and home to numerous world heritage sites. The country’s relatively small size allows visitors to cover a great portion of it by bike to explore its heritage sites, traditions, food, and natural beauty. Portugal is home to a diverse offering of beaches, valleys, mountain ranges, wine regions, and national parks.
Vinho verde is made with Portuguese grapes varietals such as alvarinho, loureiro, trajadura and pederna- all which are lower in alcohol.
Portugal’s hidden treasure, Alentejo is wild and historic, like the Centro de Portugal Region, with some of the most evocative natural scenery in Europe – including a coastline of rocky cliffs and idyllic, little-known beaches.
Easter is the perfect time to try specialties of Portuguese cuisine. After Lent, try traditional roast kid, lamb stew, meatballs, sweet buns, dark chocolate and almond eggs. In Castelo de Vide town in the Alentejo, you’ll experience a unique Easter celebration, one with Jewish origins. In the morning of Easter Eve, the region’s shepherds fill the town centre to have their flocks of sheep blessed.
Azores Airlines will resume its very popular nonstop service this summer from T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island to Ponta Delgada, Azores. The service operates on Fridays from June 8 through September 28, 2018. Tickets are on sale now, with airfare starting at $572 + taxes for round trip travel this summer.