So Long, Portugal, And Thanks For All The Fish
Don’t judge a country by its food.
Or, at least, by the first dish you experience.
On my first day in Portugal I feared that the Mediterranean diet wouldn’t be for me. The Portuguese seem to eat nothing but meat… and often in a hardy form.
Picture a lasagna of pork, chorizo, bread, and gravy and you’ve got yourself a Portuguese special.
When I ordered a veal appetizer, out came a bowl heaped with red meat—no additions or adulterations. (My best guess is it could only have been intended for multiple diners.)Continue reading