Archive for the 'Olive oil' Category

Napoleão shops Lisbon: (vintage) port, olive oil, good wines, Ginja, azulejos (Portuguese tiles) & Napoleon, the french emperor

Tweet Around 1974, after the Portuguese revolution, the Napoleão family in Lisbon started selling wines and Port wines in Lisbon. A quite  peculiar name for a Portuguese family of course, but the explanation is a simple one. Portugal was once occupied by France for a short period of time and like in other European countries Napoleon obliged […]

Olive oil, basic element of Portuguese food, history, caldeirada (fish stew) recipe & Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop in Lisbon

Tweet Already in early history the Portuguese used olives in their alimentation, but like in many mediterranean countries, it was the romans that were responsible for the introduction of the fine art of producing and extracting higher quality olive oil. Nowadays olive oil is the main fat used in the preparation of Portuguese dishes, and […]