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Gastronomy is part of our culture

Chicken in the Cataplana

Cockles and tuna salad

Codfish fritters

Collard greens soup

Fish stew in tomato sauce

Fishies from the garden

"Fogaça" from S.M.Feira

Meat croquettes

Milk pudding

Orange roll

Pumpkin pudding

Shredded cod

Sour cherry liqueur

Sweet almonds tart

Turnip greens

Portuguese Easter cake






Salt is a precious product which has been part of cooking art either for seasoning or preserving food; it is a source of sodium but as everything else must be used reasonably.

salt kinds       sea salt and table salt

In the Old Testament, reference is made to salt as an offering to God. Homer, the great poet of ancient Greece, considered that those people who did not use salt were poor. As for the Romans, they had salt in such a high appreciation that their soldiers received a special allowance - salarium - for buying salt. The word "salary" takes its origin from the Latin word and still keeps more or less the same meaning as fixed amount paid regularly for a person's work.

According to a few sources, there were periods in the History of man when salt was subject to special taxes which ensured the respective Governments an important money income.


Salt mines in Portugal

Salt mines in Algarve
Salt mines in Algarve

Salt mines in Aveiro
Salt mines in Aveiro

Salt mines in Figueira da Foz
Salt mines in Figueira da Foz

Salt mines on the Sado river
Salt mines on the Sado river

Salt mines on the Tejo river
Salt mines on the Tejo river


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