Well, with a name like TravelEater, I think it is pretty obvious that I travel to eat. As you can see HERE, there’s other stuff I like to do while travelling, but really, it’s all about the food.
Street food … desserts … outdoor markets … seafood … cooking classes … fine dining … traditional recipes in the family kitchen … orchards … watching the catch be brought in … comparing the same dish from town to town to town … meeting the people who grow, find and make the food … food history and traditions and how they influence culture … browsing the aisles in the supermarket … I love it all, and it is what I like to do while travelling.
I’ve only been to Portugal once, and it was only for a couple days. Not nearly enough time to do some serious food sampling (although I do admit to eating far too many pasties de nata …).
Plus I’ve only recently discovered how much I like tawny ports with all their caramel deliciousness. Time to go back to Portugal and feast on all the stuff I missed out on the first visit!
The great thing about a contest like this sponsored by a country’s food travel association is that they understand their culture and products, and they make sure visitors get to experience them. While you’re sure to discover plenty of highlights through a trip on your own, relying on the experts of a group like the Portuguese Food Travel Association means you can really learn about a country through its food. And what better way to learn is there?!
So, stay tuned for posts from Portugal! I know, your mouths are watering already and you want to start planning your trip too!