June 10 is a holiday dedicated to the great 15th century poet Luis de Camões, whose epic poem Lusíadas helped forge the identity of Portugal as a nation.
One of Portugal’s most revered contemporary writers, António Lobo Antunes, said that “To know how to make codfish cakes is as important as to have read the Lusíadas.”
Lobo Antunes meant his words as a compliment to the genius of Camões. Try codfish cakes accompanied with tomato rice and a great glass of red wine and you’ll see that they are pure poetry!
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These tasty tidbits are so yummy my mouth is watering thinking about them.
Oh me oh my those codfish cakes look delicious! Pah, I am hungry. Again.
Oh they look so good….will be there in a couple of weeks:)
We hope you’ll have a fabulous time. We had some great codfish cakes at De Castro Flores https://saltofportugal.com/2014/10/06/a-lisbon-feast/
One of my favourites from Portugal 😊
These looks so delicious! I’ll be sure to gorge on some this weekend. Thank you for such a short and sweet post. 🙂
I do like these 🙂