Food and Drink

The 5th Walking Festival Ameixial will grow significantly in 2017, while also striving to boost its international profile. With this in mind, the event is now twinned with the Gran Canaria Walking Festival (, a sibling event with which several joint promotion and dissemination activities are planned. Read more →

The famous Portuguese sweet cherry liqueur Ginginha: With or without fruit? “I try will to forget, with a few ginjinhas. For giving a drink to pain is the best way to do that….”                                                 - from one the many Fados that speak lovingly of Ginja Read more →

Portugal's Madeira is a magnificent place of warm weather, huge mountains, and 200 years of hospitality. Those who know Madeira, know of its specialty "Milho Frito," a fried corn square not unlike a white corn polenta square. Milho Frito is an excellent accompaniment to a meal of grilled tuna or beef. Seasoned with local flavors, the recipe varies across the islands. Here is one variation: Read more →