Portuguese food

The food of Portugal is rich, & has a depth of intensity just like its people.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bairro Portuguese - Petersham Food & Wine Fair

Every year in March, Marrickville council hosts the Bairro Portuguese - Petersham Food & Wine fair.
It's held on Audley and Fisher Streets, Petersham.  This one was on Sunday 13 March 2011. 
I've attended these before in previous years but never as a blogger.
I arrived early as I know in previous years it gets pretty crowded & it's generally hot.
The festival feature food & drink from some of the businesses in the area. The food isn't just from Portugal but also from the Portuguese colonies, such as Goa, Brazil.
Walking through the crowd I bumped into  family and friends I hadn't seen in a while.
There was one disappointment, this year there wasn't any Filhos which are fluffy dougnuts. I was eagerly anticipating trying these again. Hopefully next year they'll be there.
 

A stall selling Portuguese memorabilia.



Prawn Rissole  - Rissole de Camerao
These are a dough that's filled with prawn mixture, crumbed & fried.
I loved these when I was younger. You serve these at special occasions.





















 Orange roll - Torta de Laranga
These are sweet & light








 Chorizo bread - Pao de Chorizo
These are filled with chorizo.
I'll have to admit that these weren't as good as other one's I've tried before. The dough was heavy & really doughy.







Portuguese dancers called Rancho. It's very traditional dancing. When I was a child I wanted to join this dance club. For me it felt really exciting to be able to dance in this way. It never happened unfortunately.



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Watch these videos it features traditional Portuguese dancing. The group is called O Rancho.