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Bolo Lêvedo (Sweet Muffin)

Bolo Lêvedo is a Portuguese sweet muffin typical of the Azores Islands. It is widely popular throughout the Azores as well as New England. The most famous are baked in Furnas, in the island of S. Miguel. Bolos Lêvedos are saucer size thin muffins, golden brown on either side and dusted with some baking flour. It has a delicious lightly sweet taste but the smell is unforgettable. Freshly cooked and toasted with butter, there might be no better pair for the morning coffee. If you want all the works, toast with Azorean grass fed butter and serve with freshly made Porto Formoso green tea. It’s to die for!
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Tremoços (Lupini Beans)

In Portugal, tremoços are the perfect snack. Tremoços, or Lupini Beans, are signature Portuguese small bite-size salty treats that are perfect for any occasion, and great for storing and eating whenever you have guests around. They are especially great when serving with a beer. While the ingredients and directions are very simple, tremoços take a bit of patience to make as they must be prepared over a couple of days in order to get the perfect taste. But when they are done, it is well worth the wait. Try it out and tell us what you think!
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Ham and Cheese Melt (Tosta Mista)

Tosta Mista is a signature Portuguese Ham and Cheese melt. It is very similar to a typical ham and cheese sandwich, with slight variations in ingredients and the way its made. This version uses crusty signature Portuguese style bread rolls covered with some oregano to make a delicious snack that is simple and easy to make anytime.
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Açorda de Bacalhau (Codfish Bread Soup)

Açorda is a traditional Portuguese bread soup perfect for the cold winter days. Açordas historically originated as a very popular meal in rural areas. They combine typical Portuguese rustic bread with Mediterranean ingredients like olive oil, cilantro, garlic into a wonderful dish that can be substituted with pretty much any type of meat and always taste delicious.
Açorda de Bacalhau, or codfish bread soup, is a signature Portuguese bread soup that combines cod fish traditionally cooked alongside some garlic flavored mashed bread, eggs and chopped olives. It is a very easy to make dish that can be whipped up in no time and is always sure to impress, especially when serving with some guests.
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Migas à Alentejana

Migas is a unique and traditional dish in both Portuguese and Spanish cuisine. Typically served in the morning as a hearty meal, migas combine a savory bread crumb pudding with some type of meat on the side. Migas à Alentejana is the version of the dish coming from southern Portugal in Alentejo and is one of their most traditional foods. It is made with pork on the side and the leftover wheat bread which uses garlic and olive oil as the main flavor components.
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Stuffed Capon (Capão Recheado)

Capão Recheado, or Stuffed Capon, is a signature dish in Portuguese cuisine which contains tenderly cooked capon stuffed with a delicious chestnut filling, and is most traditionally eaten during Christmas Eve. Capon is a rooster which has been castrated to improve the quality of the meat. Capon meat is more moist, tender and flavorful than that of a regular rooster or hen. This is a tradition rooted in Roman history and has since become a staple of most European cuisine.
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