We ♥ Alentejo

love letters from Portugal

Blog about Alentejo trips and food. It is a region robust with cuisine, hot temperatures, ancient villages with Moorish and Roman roots.

 

Where to eat in Lisbon: marisqueiras

Where to eat in Lisbon: marisqueiras

Everyone always wants to know what (and where) they should eat when they come to Lisbon. For me, in a world where restaurants and retail are becoming more and more homogenous, Lisbon offers a messy, unpretentious, unadorned, convivial antidote in its cevejarias and...

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Summertime & the livin’ is easy

Summertime & the livin’ is easy

By Alexandre Guedes First, let’s talk about Vinho Verde. In Portugal, it’s top of mind as the sun begins to show some strength. Fresh, light and super aromatic, these are wines to drink outdoors, day or night. In the lush, verdant north of the country, we find the...

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My Alentejo

My Alentejo

When my good friend & filmmaker Nelson Carvalheiro asked me if I would share some of my favorite parts of our beautiful corner of the world, I didn't hesitate. Why? Because Alentejo is the place I've been searching for all my life. I hope you enjoy it -- come visit...

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Farm Days

Farm Days

Last week João and I sat at a table across from two generations of hard-working women with a family farm for sale, one notary, and one realtor. We were in Estremoz, a soulful village in interior Alentejo, a region of Portugal east and south of Lisbon that bumps up...

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Fishermen’s feast

Fishermen’s feast

A trip to a Portuguese fish market is full of flavor, color, character and every type of fish imaginable. Here is a simple and soulful stew that takes full advantage of the abundance of the Portuguese coastline.

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ORGANIC FARMING IN ALENTEJO

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