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Gastronomy and Wines – Introduction
Gastronomy combines science, style, and art of preparing and eating good and high quality food, and in this regard as well the Portuguese have a rather distinct style. By combining the Portuguese artisan cuisine with the high quality Portuguese wines, you get a fare that is guaranteed to appeal to any taste.
The Portuguese cuisine has earned its international popularity with its rich variety of fare that includes many different types of fish, desserts, crustaceans, cheeses, and meats.
The Portuguese culinary tradition has already made its impact on the world of dining, which it began doing by first introducing its neighboring countries to a wide range of spice and flavors that it offers.
Portugal has a long and proud history of gastronomy and a great part of it relies on its firm ties to the Portuguese tradition. The moderate climate that this small European country offers throughout most of the year makes a year round fishing rather conducive.
The country of Portugal is also rich with valleys that are perfect for wineries and the abundant production of olives.
Thanks to the sophisticated irrigation systems that Portugal is lucky to have had for years now, this small European country has been able to produce some of the highest quality wine and natural ingredients for its unique and memorable cuisine, which has enabled them to earn the extensively positive reputation that they today enjoy globally.
The Portuguese cuisine is best renowned for its excellent use of many different spices. The spices that can be found in the Portuguese food usually include an interesting combination of the following: Saffron, coriander, paprika, ginger, pepper, and curry.
Different amounts of these spices are used in different combinations with many different dishes, which makes the Portuguese cuisine a truly unique experience.