Today our students were presented with our usual International Dinner!
And today, the country of choice was Portugal 🤩
We had Rissois, Bolinhos de Bacalhau and Pão com Chouriço!
Leaving you with some interesting facts:
- Second Breakfast is a thing: It is a daily ritual to take a short break with a cup of coffee and a sweet pastry in a place called “pastelaria” (pastry shop). In fact, Pastelarias are part of the furniture in Portugal since work breaks (or any other event whatsoever) are always around food.
- Despite its humble origins, Portuguese gastronomy is rich because necessity is the mother of invention: The diminutive size of Portugal, a land area about the size of the U.S. state of Indiana, might suggest that there is not much culinary diversity. Nothing could be further from the truth, and you can notice it that if you cross the country from North to South or fly to the islands. There are almost as many types of sausages, bread, cheese, wine, beer, and traditional sweets … as there are geographical regions.
- There are no two recipes alike: Portuguese recipes have been passed down through the centuries, from generation to generation, by word of mouth. That’s why it is so difficult to find two recipes alike, even for the simplest Portuguese foods and dishes.
We said Obrigada to all the kitchen team! 😊
Collège du Léman Team 😊