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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

Foods Not to Miss On Your Next Trip to Portugal!

From the cheese of Serra da Estrela to the alheira sausage, food in Portugal is rich in flavor and history. In this post we cover our top traditional staple foods found across Portugal as well as foods from Portugal's Algarve region.

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

Visiting Burel Factory Textiles and its Mountain Hotels

 Burel's  sustainable textiles are made in Portugal's Serra da Estrela mountain range in a traditional textile with looms from the 1800s.  Their factory is visitable and their two mountain hotels are stellar and ready to host you!  

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.

Nov 4, 2021

Thanksgiving Wine PAIRING & Recipe GUIDE, Portuguese style!

 As the season for festive smorgasbords, lengthy meals, and free-flowing libations approaches, we’d like to inspire you with countless ways to pair one of our great Portuguese partners’ food-friendly Ports, Douro DOC wines and olive oil with your Thanksgiving spread.

Oct 25, 2021

DAY TRIP IN EASTERN ALGARVE

Today we are sharing another fantastic day trip for those of you staying in the ever so exciting Algarve. This day trip covers a circuit that will take you to discover the “Sotavento”, the east side of the Algarve, all the way to the Spanish border.   

Oct 23, 2021

Sardine Recipe Guide!

To celebrate our newest Portuguese sardines hitting our site from Conservas Pinhais, we have put together a sardine guide to some of of our favorite tinned sardine recipes. From sardine fried rice, to sardine filled empanadas - we got you covered!

Oct 10, 2021

Port Cocktail Recipe Guide!

Our comprehensive list of Port cocktails are delicious and super easy. Using rosé Port, Tawny Port and white Port these recipes are so easy you don't need to be a mixologist to get them right!

Sep 22, 2021

An Overview of the Douro Valley: Wines, Ports, Vines and Land

In a sea of Portugal’s granite cobblestone streets,  Portugal's Douro Valley is an island of schist. Learn about the unique topography, soils, grapes and wine styles that make this UNESCO World Heritage region so unique. 

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!
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