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Algarve Comfort Food

The fresh fish and tomato flavours present in the Algarve’s gastronomy during the summer also accompany typical dishes on winter days. These are combined with seasonal ingredients to become delicious comfort meals – “stewpan foods,” as they are called, which warm our soul and our palate during the shortest days and give us a warm hug during the longest nights of the winter season. Continue reading…

Dedicated Laundry

In times gone by, even when it came to laundry there was an art and dedication. The hands of the washerwomen rubbed the fabrics against the slanted slabs to leave their customers’ clothes immaculate. Continue reading…

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The Algarvian sweets made from figs and almonds

Algarvian sweets incorporate the Arabic heritage and the influence of the confectionery created by Portuguese monks and nuns (18th century), adapted to the local ingredients, which, in the Algarve, means mostly sweets made with figs and almonds. This set of ingredients and knowledge “has resulted in a heritage of Algarvian sweets and cakes whose diversity and notoriety are recognised by its excellence” 1! Continue reading…

Are peanuts grown on trees?

lthough we live by the sea, the Algarve region is rich in customs related to land and agriculture. Now it’s time for the peanut harvest, and Mar d’Estórias is focused on the whole process associated with the cultivation of the “alcagoita” as it is called here. Continue reading…