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Food and Drink in the Algarve

17/12/2013
Christmas is a time for family, for goodwill, for children, for celebration. Across Europe there are differences and similarities in how Christmas is celebrated – differences in dates, foods, traditions, and more. Find out a little bit more about who does what at Christmas time…
24/10/2013
When we drew the lucky winner of Meravista’s ‘Guess How Many in the Jar’ competition, we didn’t expect to be presenting a prize of Portuguese wine to a couple who are developing their own organic wine made from Algarve oranges. Meet our winner Nick and his wife Stella, and read about their quest to produce a unique beverage that has the potential to become a global brand...
14/08/2013
The Algarve, with its mild climate, is simply bursting with locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs. In fact, your necessary ‘five-a-day’ couldn’t be tastier, easier or cheaper to enjoy. Find out more…
05/08/2013
The 28th Festival do Mariso (Seafood festival) takes place in Olhão between the 10th and 15th of August. This annual event promises to be another huge success, offering 6 nights filled with fabulous fish and memorable music. Find out more about this famous week-long party and download the programme…
25/07/2013
It’s sardine season in the Algarve and throughout July and August there are feasts, festivals and celebrations in almost every town and village. Check out what’s happening and where, and enjoy our great video on ‘how to eat sardines the Algarvean way’!...
22/07/2013
The Festa da Ria Formosa, or Faro Seafood festival, is an event not to be missed. Database Guy regales us with his experiences (not all positive!) at least year’s festival. Find out the dates and times, and all about the fabulous seafood, live entertainment and fun to be had at one of the biggest Algarve food fests of the year...
19/05/2013
The North to South of Portuguese wines:   Portugal is the seventh largest wine producer in the world. Its variety of wines includes the famous Port and Madeira. Wine was introduced into Portugal by the Greeks, the Romans, the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians. From north to south, Portugal has a number of wine-making regions. Each region has its own wine commission...
04/05/2013
  From coffees to cocktails:  You won’t need to travel far to sample a good cup of coffee or glass of wine in the Algarve. The popular tourist areas are dotted with bars where you can relax with one of a menu of coffees, freshly squeezed juices or something a little stronger. There’s no shortage of bars off the beaten track either. They may not offer the latest craze in...
25/04/2013
Listen, where I come from food presents itself in stores. You have no choice in the matter. Sometimes, usually along the roadside, you might find a suspect weed or fast food wrapper or carcass and feel like you’ve beaten the system.I moved to the Algarve last summer and my property is in the coastal foothills, overlooking the Atlantic. Last November I’m minding my own...
23/04/2013
Algarve cuisine is heavily inspired by a combination of the region’s long history of animal farming and fishing, the fresh produce grown across its vast countryside and many cultural influences. Traditional dishes are often made from simple ingredients, based on regional produce. Popular recipes have been passed down through generations. Typical examples are caldo verde,...

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