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Mediterranean diet on the verge of intangible heritage title

The Mediterranean diet will be subject to scrutiny in Azerbaijan next month to see if it qualifies for the UNESCO title of World Intangible Heritage. The bid, supported by the Algarve town of...

By PATRICK STUART patrick.stuart@open-media.net

The 7th annual edition of the International Gourmet Festival, officially held at the Vila Joya resort and its two-star Michelin restaurant in Galé, kicked off on Tuesday evening with a kitchen...

Altano Tinto Reserva 2009

This wine, from the Douro, is produced by the renowned Symington family at their Quinta da Ataíde estate way up in the Vilariça valley in the Douro Superior towards the Spanish border. Somewhat...

Portugal comes fourth in world wine rankings

Portuguese wines are riding high this year after Wine Enthusiast, a prestigious American magazine, has featured several of them in their “Top 100 Best Buy” category and no less than nine in their...

The Barlavento International Primary School in Espiche is hosting its famous bonfire night on Saturday November 9, and is planning another show-stopping firework display during the event.

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Last night was the first of 11 evenings at Vila Joya and saw Chef Koschina joined by Japanese chef Tsuyoshi Murakami from Brazil. Recognised as Brazil's top Japanese chef, Murakami practices the...

By Patrick Stuart patrick.stuart@open-media.net

A good feijoada is one of the most heart-warming, delicious and authentic of Portuguese...

By PATRICK STUART patrick.stuart@open-media.net

This week finds me back in Kuala...

Exports of Portuguese wine to China have almost trebled in the last three years - and the trend is set to continue. Only last year, Chinese customs reported a healthy €12...

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