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An affordable local delicacy

These local prawns caught off the Algarve coast are surprisingly difficult to find. Apart from specialised seafood restaurants, such as O Rui in Silves, I have...

Duorum Colheita 2011

This is a mid-range Douro red with quite some pedigree behind it. Launched in 2007, Duorum is a joint venture between José Soares Franco, one of Portugal’s foremost oenologists of Barca Velha fame...

Portugal receives two international gastronomy awards

At its annual assembly in Paris recently, the International Academy of Gastronomy bestowed awards on two Portuguese personalities – up-and-coming chef David Jesus and cookery writer Armando...

Wine tasting and dinner at Penina Hotel

An evening of delicious food and wine combined masterfully is promised at the next Penina Hotel & Golf Resort’s wine and food pairing event, to take place at its prestigious Le Grill...

Epic winter workshops in Albufeira

A series of workshops focusing on wine, pastry-making, cookery and cocktails, entitled ‘Epic Winter Sessions’, is ongoing at Epic Sana Algarve Hotel in Albufeira until February 28.

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Filipa Pato Baga & Touriga Nacional

Bairrada winemaker Filipa Pato is well known for her “ensaios” (experiments), breaking the mould with different blends. As I’ve said in this column in the past, I’m a great fan of her wines and...

Portuguese birds uncovered

Rest assured ladies, I am talking here of chickens of course! A good roast chicken dinner is one of life’s great pleasures but the quality of mass-produced “battery” chickens, even here in...

The Algarve Wine Society started the new year with a new style of tasting at the Leiken pop-up kitchen, situated on the EN125 near Quatro Estradas, Almancil.

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Portugal in paddy-field predicament

Despite being Europe’s number one rice-eating country, Portugal has still managed to get itself into a paddy-field of a predicament. The country where almost every traditional dish comes with rice...

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