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Characterized by filling, full-flavored dishes using extremely fresh vegetables, fish and meats. Portuguese cuisine is closely related to Mediterranean cuisine but is completely understated when compared to the culinary delights of its near neighbors like France, Italy and Spain. The influence of Portugal's former colonial possessions are also notable, especially in the wide variety of spices used. These spices include piri piri (small, fiery, chili peppers) and black pepper, as well as cinnamon, vanilla and saffron. Olive oil is one of the bases of Portuguese cuisine both for cooking and flavouring meals. Garlic is widely used, as are herbs such as coriander and parsley. Each region has it's own traditional dishes and variations of the most popular national dishes. This makes for a wide variety in Portuguese cuisine.














     The Regions of Portugal
1. Viana do Castelo
2. Braga
3. Villa Real
4. Braganca
5. Porto
6. Aveiro
7. Viseu
8. Guarda
9. Coimbra
10. Castelo Branca
11. Leiria
12. Lisboa
13. Santarem
14. Portalegre
15. Setubal
16. Evora
17. Beja
18. Faro
19. Acores
20. Madeira