Portugal Food Tours
The Portuguese diet includes many staples of traditional Mediterranean cuisine and features fish (in particular dried cod or bacalhau and sardines), lean meats, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, traditional almond pastry desserts, and the famed “pastel de nata” custard pastry (it’s worth visiting Portugal just to try one of these!). Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region, but one things remains constant: the love of good, fresh food and wonderful wines, including Port and Madeira, both of which originate here.
Portugal also offers many amazing discoveries to be found on one of our Portuguese cooking vacations. There are castles everywhere, seemingly on every hilltop. Some are beautiful restored, others crumbling ruins to explore, all of them a sign of times gone by when Portugal was a major maritime power. There is fascinating art and architecture to be explored, particularly the “Manueline” style that is characteristic of the country. And there are the Portuguese themselves, a friendly, down-to-earth, quietly confident people ready to share their country’s bounty with you.
Our Portugal Cooking Vacations
Treasures of Portugal