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Petit gateaux - "pasteis de nata"

Portuguese shop ‘Comme à Lisbonne’ in Paris, France - known for its delicious pastéis de nata (custard tarts) which sell like hot cakes everyday (a thousand go at least, we’re told) - has expanded...

Vila Joya does it again!

Vila Joya’s renowned restaurant has once again been voted into the ‘World’s 50 Best’ list - but this time it has climbed 15 positions to come in 22nd place.

It’s an accolade that speaks...

As I write this I have just returned from lunch at a little noodle shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and my mouth is still tingling from a bowl of spicy Char kway teow, the traditional fried rice...

I remember many years ago there was a little bakery on the road into Carvoeiro. Every morning we would go and buy our freshly-baked “papo secos” (rolls). Such establishments have all but...

Alcoutim’s first-ever gastronomy festival, entitled ‘Sabores da Serra ao Rio’ (Flavours from the Mountain to the River) began on April 12 with an opening ceremony attended by Algarve tourism boss...

Azeites Monterosa awarded international gold medals

Azeites Monterosa in Moncarapacho, Olhão, has been awarded with three gold medals at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition, as well as winning a "Best in Class" award....

A-maize-ing workshop

Tavira council is holding a special demonstration on how to cook ‘papas de milho’ - Portugal's answer to polenta. The free workshop will take place on April 26 (Saturday) at the municipal museum...

Milk lamb

Here in Portugal, lamb, kid and even better, baby milk lamb are almost as essential to the Easter table as turkey is to the Christmas table elsewhere.

This week, whole (or half) kids and...

Faro fare

Between April 24 and 27, municipal company AmbiFaro will be organising the Algarve capital’s first Cheese and Wine fair.

Besides these two staples, there will be many stands selling other...

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