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    Coping with COVID-19 in Portugal (with a song)

    Coronavirus has hit Portugal. By now we all know, the best weapon we have to stop the spread, is staying off the streets. The latest official advice from the state can be found here, but last week a young man went viral on Whats App for delivering guidance in the best possible way: with an extraordinarily catchy song. Disclaimer! I searched high and low for this video online but couldn’t find the source. All credit goes to this unknown guy,…

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    What is the story behind the Pastel de Nata?

    The Portuguese pastel de nata is iconic. But do you know the extent the original chefs go to, to keep the recipe secret? In my latest YouTube video, pastry chef Brenda GrĂ¡cio of the Lisbon Cooking Academy tells me…

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    How to Get a Hair Cut in Portuguese

    Getting your hair cut is a BIG DEAL. I mean, you have to wear it every day, right?! So it’s a bit of a bummer when you have a breakdown in communication with your hairdresser and end up with…