LAND OF FLAVOURS

The gastronomy of Baião is so special that some say that Eça de Queiroz did not only fall in love with the landscape of this land, but also with the flavours of its traditional dishes when he wrote “The City and the Mountains” in which he makes reference to the magnificent broad bean rice. The proof of this is the title that the Brazilian ambassador, Dário Castro Alves, gave to the cultural gastronomic dictionary on Eça de Queiroz: Era Tormes e Amanhecia (Portuguese for: Tormes in the morning).

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Vinho Verde – the Verde wine – is a mix of flavours and aromas: light, fragrant, medium content of alcohol and with great digestive properties. It stands out thanks to its freshness and special qualities and is a very drinkable wine,...

The orange and orange blossom represent hospitality, the dedication and reason behind the service, and surprisingly remember the travels of the Portuguese around the world. Nowadays, along the Mediterranean bay, the orange is synonym...

Until mid-20th Century, bakeries were much more a part of urban life. In the villages in the countryside the bread that people ate was corn bread, a dark bread, which was baked on a regular basis at home for own consumption. Some would...

The Teixeira biscuit – the authentic one – can be found on all festivities and markets in the North of Portugal. It is a traditional biscuit, which, though its recipe is known and it is baked in other towns nearby, has a secret to it...

The veal chop from the native Arouquesa breed is, of course, a speciality that should not be missed. Who better to prove it than the international FAO specialist M. H. French who back in 1967 already said: “The Arouquesa breed is...

The traditional smoked meats have a unique flavour and are very popular. This product and the anhoassado (roast lamb) are the foundation of two festivals celebrated every year – AnhoAssado com Arroz do Forno (Roast Lamb with Oven-Baked...

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