Thanks to easy and inexpensive flight connections between the United States and Portuguese cities like Lisbon and Porto, it’s never been easier or cheaper to visit this vacation hot spot. Portugal is more than just a long, lush coastline and port wine shops round every corner; the country also boasts some unique and delectable cuisine. Here are the top dishes to try when visiting Portugal.
Whether grilled or canned, these tiny fish are revered in Portugal and can either be an appetizer or a main dish. Sardines are mainly a summertime snack and are celebrated at various festivals throughout the country.
Portuguese people love this codfish so much they have 365 ways to prepare it, one for each day of the year. One way involves strips of the fish mixed with poached eggs, potatoes, garlic, onions and olives.
It’s hard to find a menu in Porto that doesn’t include this sandwich. Ideal for a post-hangover meal, the sandwich includes ham, sausage and steak topped with melted cheese and an egg. Order one to split between two people as they’re quite big!
Pastel de Nata
After the savory dishes above, satisfy your sweet tooth with Portugal’s national dessert, a creamy egg custard tart made from layers of dough and topped with cinnamon, often served with coffee.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its booming beer scene. Sometimes you want some sustenance to go alongside your brews. While many breweries host rotating food trucks, many have full kitchens. These breweries in Asheville offer great food menus in addition to the beer selection.
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Turkey is a staple dish of the holiday season. Almost all families already had their share of turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, but, if you are like my family, you get to enjoy it all over again at Christmas. Check out these tips on how to make your best turkey yet.