hard boiled Egg caged inside the dough

Folar, a Sephardic heritage?

Folar is a Portuguese sweet egg bread that you can find in Porto’s bakeries during Easter, but do you know it has Jewish roots? Folar has two different meanings in Portuguese. First, it refers to a kind of bread that can be sweet or savory, depending on the area of the country. The second meaning is […]

Naturalization of Portuguese Sepha ...

Portuguese Constitution’s law decree 43/2013 of July 3, acknowledges the naturalization of the descendants from Portuguese Sephardic Jews, trying to clean the slate, five centuries after D. Manuel’s infamous decree that gave two options to the Jewish community, forced conversion or expulsion from Portugal. Porto suffered a lot with the forced conversion of the Jews, […]