When talking of Portuguese cuisine, it is impossible not to mention the famous cozido à portuguesa.
This dish consists of a mixture of meat, regional sausages and cold meats and a variety of vegetables such as cabbage, potatoes, carrots and others.
This typical dish was first made by struggling families and was the result of putting leftovers from other meals in a pot to cook. When the flavours came together, it became a hearty, energetic meal and at the same time it was a hot dish that would bring warmth even on the coldest of days. Though simple, this dish was soon enjoyed by all social classes and became a classic of Portuguese cuisine.
Adding bits of pasta and white beans to the broth from this dish makes for a delicious soup.
This dish is made throughout the country, but the ingredients vary from region to region. In the Alentejo, Canal Caveira is one of the places where there is a strong tradition in producing this typical Portuguese dish.