In terms of international cuisine Portugal is a very well guarded secret. It has everything to please even the most demanding of palates, after all it is based on products of genuine quality, prepared according to traditional recipes or the most innovative and unusual methods.
The Mediterranean Diet, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is part of the identity of the Portuguese gastronomy. All of these foods, that we prefer to consume in season - and buy in local shops, if not in traditional markets, following the rhythm of the harvest and the working of the fields - are part of a simple and frugal cuisine that prepares them in such a way as to preserve their nutrients. Therefore we have soups, stews, casseroles and chowders, which retain the antioxidant properties of the ingredients, contributing to a longer life for those who eat them.