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Cozido das Furnas - Unique Azores' Boiled Dinner

In the volcanic Furnas Valley, along side a  lake on the island of Sao Miguel, you will find hot springs.  In these steaming holes, set in a park - locals come to make a dish unique to the Azores - Cozido das Furnas. This dish is prepared by lowering the pot in a hot spring heated by volcanic steam. The food cooks  slowly – for about 5 hours – and the only liquid used are the juices from the ingredients. The hot springs work magic to the meat and vegetable stew boiled underground. The a pots are full of layers of Pork, Beef, Cabbage, Kale, Potatoes, Tarot, Carrots, Chicken, Chouriço and Blood Sausage.




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What restaurants offer the cozido in furnas? Do you have to order it the day before?

Joao da Cunha

you can get it for lunch any day - no need to preorder. try the Terra Nostra, Miroma, and the Camping Park Restaurant.

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