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A must-try recipe: Portuguese Custard Tarts

November 11th, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

In 1982, Maria de Lourdes Modesto said the following of the pastel de nata in her essential cookbook Traditional Portuguese Cooking: “These pastries are probably the most important Portuguese speciality ever sold.” Almost four decades later, they remain the ultimate symbol of Portuguese cuisine.

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EXPLORING CHIANTI CLASSICO, WITH ALDO SOHM

September 12th, 2022 - Colin O'Brien

Wine is subjective. The personal reactions that a great bottle provokes, often instinctive and emotional as much as educated and considered, is a big part of what makes it such a fascinating subject. It’s also a big part of what makes it so frustrating, particularly for someone who’s just getting into it. Because if everyone is entitled to an opinion, how are you supposed to know what’s good?

Well, to corrupt a line from George Orwell: All opinions are equal, but some are more equal than others. In other words, if you really want to know what’s good, you talk to someone like Aldo Sohm. 

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A must-try recipe: Portuguese Seafood Rice

September 9th, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

Arroz de Marisco is a seafood classic from the Portuguese Cuisine. Despite its creation being associated to a beach in Central Portugal – Praia de Vieira de Leiria, it is widely available in many restaurants across coastal Portugal. It usually comprises of a variety of shellfish, peppers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and short-grain rice making an indulgent and delicious dish. Not convinced? This dish is so good that it was actually selected in back in 2011 as one of the seven wonders of Portuguese gastronomy.

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A Weekend in Lisbon? This is what you should visit and eat

August 2nd, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

Portugal is one of the most wonderfully vibrant and friendly places in the world to visit – and its capital is no exception. Architecturally stunning, with ancient labyrinthine streets and grand town squares, it’s rippling with culture, history, and hospitality.

To have a good time in Lisbon, you have to go with the flow. If you hear music wafting from a street nearby or see a cute house you want to take a photo of then just follow your instinct. So whether you’re looking for the foodies’ paradise or just hoping to soak up the spirit of the place this is how to see the best of the city, even if you’ve only a weekend to spare.

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The Enervit Nutrition System – how to fuel for a time trial

July 25th, 2022 - Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered how the pros fuel for a time trial? Is it the same as a road ride, or a triathlon? Maybe you’re looking to improve your own training with some TT efforts, or perhaps you’re building up to a triathlon. In the past we’ve covered efficient fueling for cycling, but we wanted to do a bit of a deep dive into a slightly different style of competition, and so we reached out to the scientists at Equipe Enervit for some advice.

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The N2: Portugal’s answer to Route 66

June 17th, 2022 - Miguel Andrade

The Estrada Nacional 2, or N2, is often called the Route 66 of Portugal. And, like the emblematic US highway, this road defines a nation. Built in 1945 to carry goods and people the length of the country, it was once a backbone of the Portuguese road system. It is now the longest continuous road in Portugal crossing four mountain ranges, 11 rivers and 29 municipalities. 

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GUEST OPINION: Love letters to Lecchi

May 10th, 2022 - Staff Writer

I’m not an avid cyclist. In fact, I got a beautiful bike as a birthday present last June, and prior to my experience with inGamba, I had only ridden in the south of the Netherlands, where I live. 

As soon as I arrived at Lecchi, however, I knew it was going to be special. The beautiful little village of Lecchi looks like a romantic Italian film scene; the warm welcome we received from the girls and boys of inGamba immediately made us feel very welcome, and the first dinner at Paolo’s place was magnificent. 

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