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About portuguese food

By Nelson Carvalheiro | 24 November 2015

Do you know why Portuguese food is so delicious and famous?

A country that seems to be underestimated, Portugal basks on its unadulterated beauty, warm people and diverse gastronomy, a combination that can be hard to find anywhere in the world.

Aside from these, Portugal also boasts of its remarkably diverse landscape. In just one day, you can travel from the North’s lush and green mountains covered with all varieties of vines and tress to the rocky mountains with the stunning highland views with waterfalls in the center, to Alentejo region’s arid and dry landscape that abounds with cork trees and flowers and finally, to Algarve’s relaxing beach destination to the far South.

But if there is one thing that makes Portugal even more irresistible, it would be none other than its diverse and rich gastronomy. Portugal does not just lay claim to having found the world’s very first wine-producing regions, the Douro, for at the same time, the country also offers one of the most diverse native grapes collection that cannot be found anywhere else in the globe.

If you will consider the place’s unique microclimates, you can just imagine the different personalities that every grape has, creating the best palate for the winemakers to paint with. Starting from the north’s light and effervescent white wines of Vinho Verde to the more intense flavors of the fortified and still wines in the Douro, and from the unctuous and sweet Setubal wines to Alentejo’s spicy and rich reds, there is really no single flavor that will encompass the whole of Portugal. You can pretty much consider the place as your vinous playground. At the same time, Portugal also happens to be a culinary patchwork of aroma, flavor and texture with all its regional dishes including the bacalhau assado, cozido à portuguesa or the caldo verde, not to mention the extensive array of regional breads, cheeses and seafood. The best portuguese food can be found in the most traditional places.

Whether you like your time to be spent relishing the guided wine tasting with the top wine makers of the country in their sun-kissed vineyards, experience a petiscos tour of dynamic city like Porto or Lisbon, visit Estremadura’s cheese how, discover how to prepare the authentic Francesinha with the local chefs, shop in some of the best food markets or the world or enjoy fine dining in the Michelin-starred restaurants, you can be sure that we will arrange the best food tours in Portugal for you.

Portugal has so much more to offer when it comes to culinary experiences that will introduce you to its fascinating culture, history, art, and people.

Author Nelson Carvalheiro

Award winning travel blogger who dedicates his work to the soul and sense of place of the locations he has visited, the people he has met and the food he has tasted.