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Algarve celebrates food with festivals

Three festivals across the Algarve will be celebrating food this summer.

The Portimão Sardine Festival on the riverside area will have grilled sardines on the menu from August 7 to 16, while the Olhão Seafood Festival from August 10 to 15 will be presenting visitors with all types of seafood dishes, from boiled prawns and seafood rice to feijoada de búzios (bean stew with sea snails) and crabs.

Both events have a varied programme of entertainment planned, including live concerts and street theatre.

From September 2 to 6, chefs will be showing off their cooking skills at Vilamoura Marina during the Cataplana Experience festival. Cataplana is a typical Portuguese dish of either seafood, fish, meat or vegetables, cooked using special cookware, traditionally made of copper. Cookery courses for visitors who would like to learn to use a cataplana will be held during the festival.

For more information about any of these events, please visit (available in English).