Portugal is the country of the sea and the beaches but also of the scented fields, of gardens, of vegetable-gardens and orchards, whose sunny giftsgrant us the best fruits and vegetables in the world.
The traditional and new generation farmers who practice biological agriculture, reunite at the markets to offer us the freshest and most tasting fruits and vegetables, cropped out of the generous and fruitful land.
Oranges, pears, figs, cherries, melon, apricots, peaches, plums, all grown so carefully here, still have that original taste of home-made fruit which gives us such pleasure to savour.
Let us enjoy the green lettuce, rucola and endive salads, seasoned with fresh basil, thyme, savory, mint, coriander or sage and sprinkled with a thread of our golden olive oil and some drops of our lemons, so seductively acid and scented; or the sweet and genuine tomato, the best carrot, the fennel, the brocculi, the zuchinni, the leek. Let’s enjoy the Portuguese cabbages and the «Caldo Verde», Portugal’s most typical soup, which can not be missed, accompanied by a slice of corn bread and a slice ofsmoked pork sausage. And rapini, that gastronomic wonder that you can only taste in Portugal!
With privileged soils to the growing of wild mushrooms – boletus, cantarelas, silarcas, trompetas, girolles – the mushroom is the symbol of the Portuguese land, of the humus of its cork and chestnut trees forest, of the voluptuousness of subtle and earth like aromas, which either by bringing perfume to a plain egg omelet ou by pairing the deepness of a game dish, were collected from the earth with gentleness and love in order to be served as the most exquisite delicacy.
Do not miss out on them. Taste Portugal.