Sunday, November 23, 2008

Grilled sardines / Sardinhas assadas


There's no other snack more Portuguese than the fine sardines grilled in coal embers, with its company of peppers, bread and wine, and not even a small and remote north-eastern village is distant enough that their unmistakable flavour may not be occasionaly scented, making a good excuse for an outdoor meal at the end of the day.
Não há petisco mais Português do que as belas sardinhas assadas na brasa, acompanhadas do seu pimento, pão e uma malga de vinho, e nem mesmo uma remota aldeia do Nordeste Transmontano estará longe o suficiente para que o seu forte e inconfundível aroma não se faça sentir uma vez por outra, constituindo um bom pretexto para uma refeição ao ar livre no final do dia.
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8 comments:

Mineke Reinders said...

I really love your unique style, and the way you preserve, in your paintings, the traditional way of life in Portugal. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.
By the way, I've tagged you. Check out today's post on my blog to read the rules and play along if you want to.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I really love the traditional ways of life of my country, as well as its landscapes and vernacular architecture, all of them endangered by modern life and excess of ugly concrete buildings...

Wow, this is the very first time I've been tagged! I'm happy to enter the game, but if you don't mind I'll have to skip the rule that says I have to tag other seven fellow bloggers, since this one is still a baby and there are so few reciprocal links, from which you tagged already some of them...

Villager said...

I think I can smell the sardines.
Ah well...I will grill some salmon and close my eyes. Really...grilled salmon tastes like sardines (sort of).

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Sardines and salmon have both strong flavours. In the salmon side, I prefer it in the Japanese way: Fresh and raw, in sushi or sashimi...

智恵 said...

Hi from Tokyo,

this is very nice and old image life painting to me!!
This drawing image is old or recent??

Have a nice day!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I think this kind of image is still possible to find, even if it may disappear in the near future, as older people will pass away and some villages simply abandoned, or its traditional houses replaced by new ones...
Speak to you soon!

智恵 said...

Hello From Tokyo,

I can't believe..... you can still
find like this style life in
Portugal.......
maybe simple but comfortalbe life.
Tokyo is too much people and
too much things but convenient
for living.....

Have a nice day!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Unfortunately many people having this simple lifestyle still live in poverty, and too far away from basic services.
In the other hand, there are plenty of good things that can't be found in the cities.
Living in a simple and sustainable way, but having access to the basic services and conveniences would be the ideal. This would be a matter for a few hours of good conversation...
Speak to you soon!