Sete Cidades

São Miguel Trip Planner

The who, what, when, where, and how of putting together a trip to Sao Miguel, Portugal.

Cloisters in Ponta Delgada

Feeding the Feast

Portugal’s Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres is one of the largest religious feasts in the world and serves some of the country’s tastiest street food.

Chicken Braised with Saffron, Cinnamon, Lavender, and Almonds Recipe

Chicken Braised with Saffron, Cinnamon, Lavender, Almonds

Chicken is braised in a brew containing saffron, cinnamon, and lavender. Braised the chicken a day ahead for the best flavor and serve it over rice, couscous, rosemary mashed potatoes, or polenta.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Fresh Tomato Tart Recipe

Fresh Tomato Tart

For a summer lunch or a simple supper dish with a salad, this basil-custard tart topped with fresh tomatoes is a versatile addition to anyone’s repertoire.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Lard Eaters

Lard and Butter Pie Crust

The flaky, tender, flavorful piecrust you’ve long for but may not have had the nerve to make. It’s rich with butter and the now un-demonized fat: lard.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 18
Swift's Lard

Fat, Fat Everywhere But Not a Drop of Lard

David Leite searches high and low for a piecrust that is flaky, rich, and full of the shocking goodness of good old-fashioned lard.

Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Super-size-me shrimp stud this creamy, oozing risotto. The recipe’s flavor is deep thanks to a shrimp stock, made with the shells, which enriches the risotto.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 17
Cornbread

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread, and then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon and corn kernels and ample good ol’ bacon drippings–just as god intended.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 18
Asparagus and Prosciutto Recipe

Asparagus and Prosciutto Tea Sandwiches

These tea sandwiches–nothing more than cold steamed asparagus wrapped in ham and slid between bread spread with a thin layer of cream cheese- are unbeatable.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 3
Malassadas

Grandma Leite’s Doughnuts | Malassadas

Say olá to these Portuguese-style doughnuts from the Azores Islands, essentially crispy, puffy, boozy fried dough goodness. Trust us, you won’t want to bid them ot ciao.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 17
Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers

These Chinese dumplings filled with pork, ginger, scallions, dried fruit, and chile paste are a great starter. They’re a fun dish to make with a crowd, too.

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  • 2 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake Recipe

Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake with Shiny Icing

If you like biting into a dense, dark, deadly chocolate cake with equally sinful chocolate icing, this is the dessert for you.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0
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