With almost 1000 km of coast (not even counting the islands) and at 200 km wide, it’s only natural that Portuguese cuisine contains an abundance of fish dishes. We are, after all, the country that eats the most fish per capita in Europe! The most emblematic Portuguese fish is bacalhau Play slow audio Play normal audio cod, which has been part of our history since the 16th century, during the first voyages of Portuguese sailors that took them to Newfoundland.
Matilde and Bernardo are a couple from Porto preparing for the holiday of São João, a street festival celebrated with a number of interesting traditions, including hitting each other with plastic hammers. But the most important part for Matilde is the roasted sardines…
Mário goes to the fish market to buy some fresh fish for his lunch!
The sardine is a very important fish for Portuguese people and is highly consumed during the Popular Saints’ Festivals. Learn more about the economic and social impact of the sardine and the tasty meals that can be prepared with it.
Nazaré is a lovely Portuguese fishing village that has been getting the attention of an ever-growing number of travelers and thrill-seekers. Come along with us to explore this charming destination!
Hoping for a calm, vegetarian dining experience at a local Portuguese restaurant, Sr. John gets thrown off guard by unprofessional service and a problem with his order! Find out how he deals with these challenges, and learn lots of vocabulary and expressions to use the next time you’re dining out.