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Jan 18, 2022

Exploring the Portuguese Pastel De Nata in Lisbon

Farah Trading Co's pastel de nata 101. What is pastel de nata? The surprising history behind this beloved Portuguese pastry and our favorite spots to enjoy pastel de nata in Lisbon.

Jan 6, 2022

Farah's Lisbon Neighborhood Guide

Our team often get asked what are our top neighborhoods recommendations are in Lisbon - so here is a snapshot of some of Lisbon's most emblematic neighborhoods!

Nov 15, 2021

MEET OUR PRODUCER CONSERVAS PINHAIS, A CENTURY OLD CANNED SARDINE FACTORY

Tinned sardines or “conservas” are a quintessential Portuguese treat enjoyed in restaurants, kitchen dinner tables and seaside picnics across Portugal and the globe. Canned fish has become a true gastronomical art form. You can find a variety of canned fish around here. Today we’re presenting you Conservas de Pinhais, a company that was founded over 100 years ago with 4 partners whose main goal was to make the highest quality canned sardines available.

Nov 14, 2021

VISITING PORTUGAL'S ALGARVE, FARAH's INSIDER GUIDE

This is the first post in our Farah Trading Co series to help you discover Portugal's Algarve region. From tiny fishing villages to white sandy beaches to high shore cliffs and of course fantastic wines and irresistible food - we have you covered!

Nov 14, 2021

5 reasons not to skip Morgado do Quintão winery in the Algarve

When thinking about the Algarve, most people think about sprawling white sand beaches and high cliffs but beyond all that white sand, walking towards inland you will find rows and rows of luscious vineyards. Morgado do Quintão was one of the first vineyards in the Algarve to export to the US and is one of the most impressive in the region. I'll share a list of five reasons for you to add this beautiful winery to your bucket list.

Nov 14, 2021

15 Foods to Discover on Your Trip to Algarve

The Algarve is rich in fresh fish and seafood but there’s much more to it. It produces massive quantities of oranges, figs, almonds and carobs. It is a tourist hot spot and like many others there are tourist traps, so always look for places where Portuguese people eat and avoid restaurants with pictures of food at all costs! Today I’m sharing some products and dishes you shouldn’t miss when you visit.

Aug 31, 2021

Portuguese gazpacho recipe - with canned sardines!

Gazpacho is a delicious cold summer soup from the Iberian Peninsula. Both the Portuguese and the Spanish use the same ingredients but cook it in a completely different way! This is a blend of the two styles with some tinned sardines for a pop of flavor!

Aug 18, 2021

Farah's Guide to Lisbon's restaurants and wine bars

The Farah Trading Co guide to eating out and drinking out in Lisbon! Our top picks for Lisbon's restaurants, rooftop bars, wine bars and more to enjoy Lisbon, like a local.

Jul 10, 2021

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Pasta with Canned Sardines!

There are some nights when you want to indulge on something delicious to pair with a nice glass of wine but don't really want to deal with complicated recipes. This pasta with canned sardines is 5 ingredients and 15 minutes from start to finish! 

Jun 21, 2021

PORTUGUESE WHITE WINE SANGRIA - WITH PORT!

A super fun, easy to make, crowd-pleasing sangria that will definitely taste like summer! You can use any white wine for this recipe but try to use a light, mineral, citric and fresh Portuguese wine like a vinho verde. A vinho verde sangria will be a nice surprise to your summer gatherings. All you really need is a big pitcher, ice, wine, fruit, something bubbly, some herbs and some spice.

Apr 29, 2021

Easy Port Tonic with an Orange Twist

Port wine is deeply associated with holidays, desserts and colder weather. You drink a little glass after a meal with something sweet or a nice cheese and it’s a bomb of unctuous deliciousness but its potential doesn’t end there and it can be perfect in the summer as a simple cocktail!

Mar 1, 2021

Easy Canned Sardines on Toast

Joana here - Farah's official wine and food writer based in Leiria, Portugal. In thinking about my first recipe for the Farah blog, I opted for something delicious, quick and easy using canned sardines in tomato sauce. Before you think this will be a hassle, too much work and a ton of dishes to do afterwards, think again because it is the absolute opposite. This recipe is one of my go-to's that reminds me of the ocean and is just begging for a glass of vinho on the side.
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