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

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 civilians […]

How to prepare a Caldeirada (fish stew), a simple traditional Portuguese recipe & famous fish market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon

A caldeirada, a traditional Portuguese fish stew, can consist of seafood (caldeirada de marisco), salted codfish (caldeirada de bacalhao) or any fish of your choice. We’ll concentrate on making a ‘caldeirada de peixe’ (plain fish) and we’ll use some nice fresh douradas. As we cook for 4 persons we’ll take 4 large douradas, or 8 […]

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

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 also […]