Stone fruit, tomatoes and sweet peppers are all over the summer farmer’s market making the stalls much more colourful, and as soon as the season patiently marches to an end, the precious figs, quinces, grapes and sweet potatoes take the stand and remind us that Autumn is at our doorstep.
Cook Like a Local
Grab a recipe and bring the portuguese flavours into your kitchen.This month’s selection celebrates the love for eggs, picnics and the most requested drink in Portugal over summer – Sangria.
Purslane soup with poached eggs, from Alentejo’s cuisine. See Recipe.
Serve with a green salad and you will be a picnic star. Recipe.
A perfect match with long and hot summer nights. See Recipe.
What’s in Season
Fragrant and juicy, peaches are attached to my beach memories, as a teenager I always packed some to eat as an afternoon snack.
I don’t recall of any traditional Portuguese recipe with peaches apart from “Uvada” a kind of summer/autumn chunky jam.
Producers I Like
Unconventional chocolates which perfectly pair with wine.Roquefort, sardine’s roe, vinegar, seaweeds, tomato are some of the flavours available at this not so traditional chocolatier.
My favourites: roquefort, vinegar.
At the store you can also find some of the finest pastries, from chocolate cake, macarons to eclairs and baba au rhum.
Where: Cascais Farmer’s Market
Opens every day from 8am to 8pm.
Events I go and recommend
Adegga Summer Wine Market
40 handpicked portuguese wine producers showcasing their wines, latest news and advices. The place to be when you want to talk and enjoy all things around wine. Buy your ticket Adegga Wine Market.