The chouriço or chouriça are the traditional portuguese sausages made of pork, fat and otras cositas mas. The spices that made the taste soo good varies by region and producer of this traditional portuguese food. When the sausages are filled up, they are then hung in the smokehouse individually, when they get ready they have the shape of a horseshoe. The casings can be natural or synthetic, made of natural source materials. Alexandre Dumas, in his book, Grand dictionnaire de cuisine from 1850, says: "the chouriço pork has, in any case, all the bad qualities of that animal, and the way is prepared makes it even more indigestible."(lol). We highly disagree with this genius writer. Actually we recommend you to try. The best is to grill in ceramic pots. History … Continue reading Portuguese chouriço..nhamy!
The earthquake of 1755 was a terrible tragedy that changed the people and the history of Portugal forever. This is a fact. But because the earthquake, a city underneath the city was found. The reminiscence of the romans in Lisbon This Roman structure, discovered in the basement of downtown Lisbon, in 1771, following the 1755 earthquake and subsequent rebuilding of the city, has been, … Continue reading Lisbon is definitely underground
The Estufa Fria is one of those attractions in Lisbon that might find itself a little bit in the shadow of the classical tram 28 and the monastery of Jeronimos, but truly worth a visit. Since we did not visit it before we had already been living in the city for quite some time, we … Continue reading Estufa Fria
There is two advantages to live in a hilly city: Strong legs and nice viewpoints (miradouro in portuguese). Going up and down the 7 hills in Lisboa is definitely the main sport around here and once you are in the top you have the reward of a nice view of the whole city of a … Continue reading Bookstores in Lisbon
The Mouraria is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, which owes its name to the fact that D. Afonso Henriques, after the conquest of Lisbon, have confined one area of the city for Muslims. It was in this neighborhood that remained the Moors after the Christian reconquest. In turn, the Jews were confined … Continue reading Renovar a Mouraria – An association of friends fighting for a better community
Travelers always ask us : "Where can we find the best Pastel de Bélem in town?" For those who knows what is about the famous Pastéis of Portugal must think is a dumb question...but it is not!!! The thing is, there is Pastel de Nata and Pastel de Belém...the same thing..but not...complicated isn't? The Pastéis … Continue reading Pastel de Bélem or Pastel de Nata. Is that even a choice?
Is summer time. Everybody is on holidays (not everybody, we still working hard, but well,being around Lisbon is not that bad), you want to go to the beach and once you get there fyoufound yourself around millions of people and is super hard to get a sand spot to lay down and get some vitamin … Continue reading TOP 3 hidden beaches around Lisbon!!!