Portugal has a fine cuisine—but it’s almost unknown to Americans (compare and contrast the number of fine Italian restaurants in a major city to Portuguese ones and you’ll know what I’m talking about).
- Ana’s Portuguese Cooking focuses on traditional Portuguese cuisine written by cookbook author Ana Patuleia Ortins, author of Authentic Portuguese Cooking and Portuguese Homestyle Cooking. She also offers cooking classes
- Pasto isn’t about pasta: “Pasto literally means grazing… clearly too animal and primitive for today’s food culture! This blog is a collection of personal recipes, tricks, techniques and thoughts relating to a Portuguese perspective on food.”
- Food from Portugal offers a great many traditional and a few modern dishes from the Portuguese kitchen. If you’re new to Portuguese cuisine you can get an overview by region in the blog’s Gastronomic Tour
In addition to the Food Blogs listed here, there are some other sources of information on Portuguese food and wine you may be interested in. SBS food offers a section on Portugese Recipes and Portuguese Cuisine and CataVino offers great food and wine information on Iberia.
Momondo has a great feature on “20 Mouthwatering Portuguese dishes you absolutely need to try”.
You might also enjoy 10 Things They Eat in Portugal which describes not only the food but the culture and the cooking techniques that make the cuisine of Portugal unique.
A book I highly recommend for travelers planning a vacation in Portugal based around food and wine is The Wine and Food Lover’s Guide to Portugal It’s not a guidebook you’d want to take along with you, but it has good information and is lavishly illustrated; you’ll want to go even if you’re not sure Portugal is right for you.
Enjoy your exploration of Portuguese cuisine!