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.

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