A woman continues the healthy routines she established during quarantine and finds more ways to enjoy time with her boyfriend as restrictions slowly begin to lift.
Before we go any further, it’s best to explain the difference between ervasherbs and especiariasspices. Simply put, herbs are leaves while spices are seeds, bark, roots, and flowers. If you love food like we do, or want to understand the menu at a Portuguese restaurant, we think you’ll enjoy this guide to vocabulary for herbs and spices in Portuguese cooking. Thanks to Relish Portugal magazine for suggesting this great idea!
Depending on the type of herb, you can buy them in many different forms:
Another day at home begins and Martim is already hungry and bored. Lara has to get creative if she wants to sleep in.
Follow Anabela as she orders various cuts of meat from the butcher.
Ricardo and Ana go to the supermarket together to buy groceries. Will dividing up the tasks make the shopping trip go faster?
How about a lesson that ends in a tasty reward? For all you omnivores out there, let’s explore some vocabulary in context for different types of meat, vegetables, and other ingredients with these family receitasrecipes contributed by one of our team members and his mother. Thanks Eduardo and Fernanda! 🙌
Learn the vocabulary in the ingredients list and then challenge yourself to remember it in the recipe steps.
Carolos à Moda da Beira-Alta (Beira-Alta Style Carolos)
A woman decides to start an exercise plan to make room for all the food she plans to eat. These days stuck at home are making it impossible to resist the temptations of homemade Portuguese cuisine!
Olive oil is produced extensively in Portugal and has been an integral part of the history and culture. You’ll be surprised by the number of diverse uses for this precious oil. Here’s a longer Shorty for you (a Longy?) at about 8 minutes!
Determined to make the most of another day in quarantine, a woman and her boyfriend prepare a delicious meal and “go out for lunch” on the balcony.
A woman reflects on her experiences in quarantine as she begins another morning.
After questioning her eating habits, Carla announces to Pedro that she’s going to try out a vegetarian diet. Will she have the willpower to stick with it?
Easter is widely celebrated in Portugal as a time for the family to get together and enjoy an abundance of delicious food. Learn more about the history of the holiday and how it is observed today.
Lúcia has a problem with a cake she bought, so she returns to the shop to file a complaint!
Paulo and Rute are taking stock of the food and supplies they have in their kitchen. Time to make a shopping list! As you follow along, notice how the word “há” from the verb “haver” is used in different contexts.
Grandma is cooking a delicious meal that makes her grandson wonder how she makes her food so tasty!
Susana is at the supermarket buying groceries to make food with Maria. On her way to the checkout, she calls Maria to make sure she got everything they need for their snack!
Mário goes to the fish market to buy some fresh fish for his lunch!
Are you a fan of the Francesinha? Discover what makes this iconic Portuguese dish so delicious!
Before we usher in the New Year, Avó Odete wants to wish you a (belated) Feliz Natal! Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rui’s grandmother reminisces about how she met her husband, and shares her latest crochet projects with her fans. You’ll also learn the names of several traditional sweets and other food served during the holidays.
There’s a story behind Bolo Rei, a colourful cake that is always present at Christmas Eve dinner. Discover the meaning behind each component of this festive treat!
‘Tis the season… to spread misinformation about the origins of Christmas and Santa Claus! In this special holiday episode, Rui and Joel explore the food and other traditions of Christmas in Portugal, while featuring one of our latest Shorties, “a Consoada“. Boas festas a todos! 🎄
Christmas dinner is a sumptuous meal that brings the whole family to the table for socialization and celebration. Learn more about the treats and traditions of Christmas Eve in Portugal.
António and Marta meet up and decide to go to a pastry shop. Learn the names of some common Portuguese sweets!
Maria has an unusual craving for sweets, so she decides to create her own candy!