Food tour of Portugal

Pasteis de nata in Lisbon, Portugal

Pasteis de nata in Lisbon, Portugal

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.

That’s why I think the Portuguese Food Travel Association‘s (APTECE) new contest to win a food tour of Portugal is so wonderful.  You can enter the contest too.

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!

What do you think? Your comments are most welcome.

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