Lisbon: foodcourt in market halls

In former market halls near Tagus river there is  a huge foodcourt these days. Part of the Mercado da Ribeira is transformed in a culinary hot spot, called Time Out Market. On a December evening we travel by metro to this place opposite the metro/trainstation Cais do Sodré. It’s around eight o’clock when we arrive and there is…

Roasted apple (maçã assada) recipe

  A traditional Portuguese dessert is ‘Maçã assada’, roasted apple. It’s not difficult to make yourself! And it can be served cold, but I personally prefer a ‘roasted apple’ when it is still a bit warm. The basic ingredients are always the same: apples, sugar, cinnamon. My recipe of maçã assada has a personal touch:…

Forget Port, start drinking Ginja!

About an hour by car north of Lisbon you find one of Portugal’s pearls: Óbidos. An old town surrounded by castle walls. And within: many romantic white houses with yellow, blue and red coloured stripes. Of course, nowadays many tourist invade pittoresque Óbidos in summer and during festivals. Don’t worry: keep away from the main…