Portugal

  • 8 Months in, 8 Months to go — Halfway Through our RWT!

    By Pasture Braised on October 9, 2013
    The first 8 months of our round the world trip took us from Costa Rica through South America and Europe to Turkey. According to our master plan, we’re halfway through the trip, and halfway around the world. It’s already been the trip of a lifetime, and we’re just getting started in Asia.   Here are some of our fondest food and […]
  • Street Eats: Pão com Chouriço

    By Cliff on September 26, 2013
    Portugal is well-known for its street side cafes and their two or three bite wonders. A typical cafe has about 50 different forms of fried bacalao (cod-fish), various baked goods, and coffee at all hours of the day. These daily delights are served over the counter or at a table. There’s one glorious street food exception to the cafe norm: Pão […]
  • Sintra: Anatomy of a Portuguese Palace

    By Natalie on September 25, 2013
    Now that we’ve been, I realize that we’ve been looking for Sintra and its fairytale Pena National Palace for some time. Every day of our Jurassic Coast road trip back in June, we’d look at a map and plot our course. And every day, Cliff said, “Let’s visit a castle!” I answered, “Well, we could. Like we did yesterday, and the day before. Do […]
  • Recipie: Piri-Piri Chicken

    By Pasture Braised on September 24, 2013
    For a few short centuries the Portuguese were on top of the world. They established colonies throughout Africa, India, China, South America, and from them trade routes centered around produce and spices. The piri-piri pepper (aka African Birds Eye Pepper) came to Portugal from Mozambique and Angola. Piri-piri is Swahili for “pepper-pepper”. The Portuguese took a special liking to this pepper and […]