Great things to see and do in Portugal

What is a pastel de nata?

Posted on Aug 21 2011
Pastel de nata is a small egg-cream tart common throughout Portugal, although they are also known as pastel de Belém because they are said to original from a famous bakery in the Belém area of Lisbon. The plural is “pastéis...

How to cook Portuguese food

Posted on Jul 15 2011
Like many British expats living in Portugal, Lucy Pepper’s spouse is Portuguese. Living in Portugal for the past 12 years, Lucy has learned a lot about Portuguese cooking - so much so that she teamed up with aPortuguese...

Clubbing? Pay by card

Posted on Jun 30 2011
Most good nightclubs in the UK cost you a small fortune before you’ve even hung up your coat, but in Portugal most places don’t fleece you on the door. Walk in for free, in most clubs, and they give you a piece...

Why no jam in my jam doughnut?

Posted on Jun 21 2011
You would be forgiven for thinking this is what a Hollywood actress looks like after her collagen injections. One of the greatest pleasures of living in the UK is a trip to the bakery at opening time, to grab a freshly made,...

Bacalhau - it’s codfish, but it’s not fresh

Posted on Apr 18 2011
Brits often find Bacalhau a difficult idea to digest. Dried codfish? Salty? Not fresh with vinegar and chunky chips? No batter? All my Portuguese friends who have sampled British fish and chips love it, but ask a Brit to...