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Há Lampreia

Há Lampreia

Take a wander round Ponte de Lima in February and you will see fishermen in small boats in the river Lima setting their nets in the shallow waters. In town the boards are up in front of restaurants and tascas announcing ‘Há Lampreia’ – there is lamprey. Curious...
Roasting chestnuts

Roasting chestnuts

I always associate Autumn in northern Portugal with the sweet, heavy scent of chestnuts (castanhas) roasting in braziers along the cobbled streets. People wrapped up against the cold stroll with a newspaper cone filled with blackened chestnuts, peeling off the charred...