Category - Portuguese

Portuguese cuisine is famous for seafood. The influence of Portugal’s former colonies is very noticeable, especially in the wide variety of spices used. A Portuguese breakfast often consists of fresh bread, butter, ham, cheese or jam,  with coffee, milk, tea or hot chocolate. Sweet pastries are also very popular, as well as breakfast cereal, mixed with milk or yogurt and fruit.

Lunch, often lasting over an hour, is served between noon and 2 o’clock or between 1 and 3 o’clock, and dinner is generally served late, around or after 8 o’clock. There are three main courses, with lunch and dinner usually including a soup. There is also a wide variety of cheeses, usually made from the milk of sheep, goats or cows. Portugal is a famous for its wine, often served with both lunch and dinner.