I'm unable to use most artificial sweeteners and have used Stevia for several years since arriving in Portugal. Thankfully, I brought more back with me each time I traveled to the US because now I understand that the government here has banned its use! It seems like it just happened because 2 weeks ago I bought some at Continente. Is the local sugar industry behind this - pushing it out due to sugar sales dropping?
I travel between Lisbon, Alentejo and the Algarve and I'm always exploring the local gastronomy in Portual. So, I was very happy to see that a wonderful book was just released entitled, Guia de Restaurantes Certificados do Alentejo regarding restaurants in Alentejo Litoral and Baixo Alentejo. This comes about from a project Entidade Regional de Turismo (ERT) initiated, called "Alentejo Good Taste". 84 restaurants scattered throughout the region now bear a seal of certification that speaks well of the establishment, food and even the host. There are lots of images in the book making it that much more interesting. The print edition is available in Portuguese and English, and also available in electronic version eBook - in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. The restaurant guide will be available in the national and international bookseller network - namely at Fnac and Bertrand - and in its electronic version housed in www.visitalentejo.pt site. I hope you all are as interested as I am about eating great food in great restaurants.
Hi. I am in a hotel in cascais, and I forgot to bring my carefully - purchased travel kettle! Room service tea is €10, and I will be destitute by the end of the day at this rate. Can anyone suggest where I can buy a kettle in the town? We don't have a car, so can't get to out of town shopping centre. Thank you!