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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 […]

Presépio and Christmas – Nat ...

Early December, it’s time for every home in Porto to have a Christmas tree and hopefully a Presépio, traditionally, a Nativity scene with clay figurines. The best places to check out this kind of representations is in churches, and we have quite a few. The first Presépio was created by Saint Francis in Greccio, Italy […]