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Jan 24, 2022

Lisbon Day Trips

With Portugal's incredible highway system and the incredible diversity of terrain surrounding Lisbon, day trips are not only do-able... but a must! Our Lisbon day trip itineraries focus on the wine regions and beaches of north of the city, to the hills and fishing villages south of Lisbon.

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 8, 2022

Douro Valley Restaurants & Must Try Regional Dishes

Douro’s gastronomic treasures include hearty and flavorful dishes that fuel workers and families, fresh local produce, and centuries-old cooking techniques that are still upheld in typical restaurants or respectfully “updated” by local chefs. 

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!

Jan 5, 2022

Sardine Nutrition & Our Sardine Red Pepper Tart Tatin

Learn about the benefits of canned sardines and check out our savoury sardine tart recipe; packed with both flavor and nutrition. 

Jan 4, 2022

Farah’s Top 5 Douro Valley Wineries

Our team of wine importers have picked our top five Douro Valley wineries where you can wine taste and take in the Douro Valley's stunning vineyard-terraced views, and the valley’s fascinating heritage.

Dec 28, 2021

How to Visit the Douro Valley from Porto

There are a host of ways to arrive at the vineyards wineries and small towns of the Douro Valley - each method having its own perks. Here are our top picks for the adventurous traveler to the luxe traveler!

Dec 26, 2021

Douro Valley Towns and Hotels

Deciding to stay in a town or at a Quinta will shape your Douro Valley experience differently. In this post we chronicle our top picks for Douro Valley towns, hotels and Quintas. 

Dec 7, 2021

Producer Spotlight - Burel Factory Textiles and Mountain Hotels

Today, owners Isabela Costa’s and João Tomás’s Burel Factory and mountain hotels are internationally-acclaimed, contemporary design and hospitality icons - they’re drawing new attention to Burel wool and the Serra da Estrela mountains and are forging Portugal’s path forward as a leader in sustainable innovation and development. 

Dec 1, 2021

A History of Port Wine

Before the 19th-century, traders were fortifying their Douro Valley dry wines with aguardente, a neutral grape brandy, to protect it from spoiling as it floated under the hot sun from the Douro Valley to Porto and then overseas.  It wasn’t until an extremely hot harvest in the 1820s that Douro’s grapes produced more sugar than their yeasts could ferment and the wine was fortified semi-sweet!

Nov 27, 2021

Visiting Lisbon 101

From how much time you need, to how the best time of year to visit Lisbon, our Lisbon 101 has you covered!

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.
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