November 30, 2011
November 22, 2011
|View from back porch of the family restaurant|
November 16, 2011
|Paleo Maple Pumpkin Custard - Photo courtesy of Health-Bent|
November 14, 2011
So my girlfriend is Portuguese and her parents still maintain an apartment up in northern Portugal in a region called Minho which loosely translates as free room and board. So, back in August, we schlepped across the Atlantic to visit their family's tiny motherland (no seriously, you can leave the northern tip after breakfast and make it to the beaches on the southern coast by dinner). The trip got off to an incredibly satiating start as soon as we got off the plane. Now, I've been lucky enough to travel to several different countries, but never have I been this excited to wait for my luggage on the carousel. Adjacent to the baggage claim was a FREE party! It was the culmination of the "Semana do Imigrante"--The Week of the Immigrant--celebrating the immigrants of Portugal. There were dancing locals decked out in traditional threads and cocktail tables with some traditional appetizers all to be washed down with FREE Portuguese wine. I was beginning to like this country already. Check out the video after the jump.
November 13, 2011
|The world is my oyster and I plan on tasting it|
Welcome to a place of culinary adventure. From my kitchen to your local dive, I'm trying anything and everything and documenting my experiences here. I can't afford to make every recipe by the book or frequent Michelin starred restaurants, so I've adopted somewhat of a stream of consciousness style of cooking and eating. I use what I got or whatever I can find. I'm also a traveling enthusiast with a steadfast belief that best food in any city can be found on the street. There's no finer way to experience a culture than through their common food with the common people...I'll trade character for refinement any day. So sit back, relax, and enjoy my culinary (mis)adventures By Word and Mouth.
First post tomorrow...Piggin' Out In Portugal - Part 1