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The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

Pode ler O Café e Mercearia Linha 22 em Português Have you ever caught the electric tram 22 in Porto?  The one that runs from Carmo past Clerigos up to the Praça de Batalha and then returns to Carmo via … Continue reading

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O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Read about the Cafe and Delicatessen Linha 22 in English Sempre apanhaste o electrico do Porto numero 22?  O que circula entre a igreja de Carmo, passando entre a igreja dos Clerigos até a praça de Batalha, e depois volta … Continue reading

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Golden Bacalhau

Pode ler Bacalhau Dourado em Português Last summer I had my favourite version of bacalhau yet, at the Restaurante Beiro Rio, in Tua on the Douro River east of Pinhão.  I asked my colleague the name of the dish and … Continue reading

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A Sunday Lunch Lesson in Food Pairing

Nothing feels quite so decadent as a long lazy Sunday lunch.  And if it’s really good, you don’t need to worry about dinner, as you will still be deep in conversation with your friends and grazing the cheese board till … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Feliz Natal

Já recebi uma entrega das rabanadas frescas e ainda quentes!  Com um copo do vinho do Porto Tawny… fantastico. I just received a delivery of fresh, still-warm rabanadas!  This is a Portuguese dessert like french toast, but better than any … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Dourado

Read Golden Bacalhau in English. No último verão tive o melhor bacalhau de sempre no Restaurante Beira Rio, no Tua, e perguntei o nome e como era feito ao meu amigo que almoçou comigo nesse dia.  Ele disse que se … Continue reading

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The Last of the Bacalhau

… At least for now.  I took the monster from my fridge to the butcher’s today, and Senhor Rui reduced it to manageable steaks in a matter of moments.  They are now wrapped up in my deep freeze, to be … Continue reading

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Finally! A Meal!

Good news:  I saw the butcher today and he will cut up the main hunk of bacalhau for me tomorrow, hallelujah! More good news:  Finally had my first taste of the bacalhau, for a late lunch this afternoon.  The little … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Update

The fish is winning. It’s de-salted and the flesh has fluffed up into quite a thick piece down the centre.  The next step is to either poach it or freeze it.  Just one little problem… I got the two thin … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Progress Report

After about 40 hours or so of soaking, I think I am making progress.  I just drained off the water for the 4th or 5th time and had a little taste test.  As hoped, the thinner side pieces I managed … Continue reading

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