Cláudia Brandão, Author at Culinary Backstreets
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Cláudia Brandão

Recent stories by Cláudia Brandão

May 6, 2022

Caldo Verde: Portugal’s Soup for All Seasons

Porto |
By Cláudia Brandão
Porto -- Caldo verde, Portugal’s most famous soup, doesn’t sound like much in English – “green broth” is the literal translation. I was thinking about this when reading an article on the 20 best soups in the world, which a friend sent to me, noting that caldo verde (a “homey soup” where “thinly sliced ​​greens meld with potatoes and onions”) had made the cut. Read more
January 13, 2022

Cantina 32: Porto Trailblazer

Porto |
By Cláudia Brandão
Porto -- The restaurant that Inês Mendonça dreamed of can only be described using the Portuguese expression levantar as pedras da calçada – literally, to raise the stones from the sidewalk” –to create something totally new and groundbreaking. Read more
December 9, 2021

Casa Nanda: New Look for a Classic Kitchen

Porto |
By Cláudia Brandão
Porto -- More than forty years ago, on the corner of Porto’s Rua da Alegria, or “Street of Joy,” sat an old charcoal shop. In 1978, after many years working in a renowned local restaurant, Fernanda (Nanda) Sousa took over the shop with her husband and, together with another couple, they converted it into what’s locally known as a “pastoral house.” Read more
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