Friday, November 24, 2017

The story of “Botafogo”

In the first half of the 16th century Portugal did not have a large army, but had a Navy superior to any other country...

Sardine: the Elusive Catch

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has recommended that sardine fishing in Portugal should be suspended for a minimum of...

Flavors from the East – Laurentina Prawns

The Portuguese Discoveries opened contacts with diverse cultures, such as the early Arab spice traders influence in the history of Mozambique’s gastronomy resulting in...

Catalonia and Portugal shared destiny

The history of Catalonia and Portugal is linked by shared events that marked the destiny of both peoples forever. The occupation of Portugal by Spain in 1580...

Corn Flakes Cookies / Bolhinos de “Corn Flakes”

CORN FLAKES COOKIES 125gr butter 60gr sugar 1 egg 1 tea spoon of Baking Powder 1 cup of flour 1 cup of dried fruits Mix the flower with the butter until...

Algarve Classic Cart Festival

The Algarve Classic Festival takes place each year in the late Autumn Algarve sunshine and has become a favourite way to finish the year...

Cheese Cake Recipe

CHEESE CAKE 1 tub smooth cream cheese 1 tub smooth cottage cheese 1 lemon jelly 1 pack tennis biscuits Crush the tennis biscuits and mix with enough margarine or...

Process initiated to unite Joburg and Cape Town communities

The Blessing of the Fleet Festival held on Sunday, 8 October 2017 proved to be a roaring success. Jetty 2 of the Victoria and...

Ambassador Farewell Dinner in Cape Town

Last week’s Academia do Bacalhau dinner at the Cape Town Portuguese Club had a dual purpose of saying “Hello and Goodbye”. The goodbye was to...

Portuguese President swimming lesson

The Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited Angola this week to attend the ceremony of inauguration of the newly elected Angolan President João...

What The Portuguese Left Behind

By 1505 then Ceylon Island, known to the civilized world as Serendib, had over the centuries, experienced a variety of cultural influences, mainly because...

Medieval Portugal a tourism attraction

With the arrival of spring and during the summer, Medieval Fairs and Historical Recreations are performed in several towns throughout Continental Portugal, Madeira and...

Normal mother V.S Portuguese mother

1. When you tell a normal mother you have a new boyfriend, she’ll ask about him, his family and where he’s from. A Portuguese mother will ask you all...

Saldanha, the man who discovered the Cape

History in most cases cannot be rewritten, even when the chronicles of day register the incorrect facts. One historical misconception is that Bartolmeu Dias or...