Culinary Journey from Portugal to Pittsburgh

Culinary Journey from Portugal to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has evolved in all things having to do with food and culinary.  With humble beginnings dating back to the produce terminal in the Strip District to Pittsburgh being a culinary destination for locals and tourists alike.

We have our small, but mighty, diverse immigrant population to thank for our culinary choices and history in Pittsburgh.

Celebrate this fact as we travel to the Azores with Elsa Santos from the Azorean Cafe. The Cafe is one of the favorite stops on the Burgh Bits and Bites Bloomfield food tour.

Elsa will share with us stories about the beautiful Portuguese islands she calls home. Cook along with Elsa as she makes a Traditional Portuguese Kale Soup.

Not only will you hear about the Azores, but you’ll also learn the history of Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy where the Azorean Cafe is located and one of the stops on the Burgh Bits and Bites tour.

OPTIONAL:  Purchase a soup bundle with everything you need to cook along with Elsa. Ask for the “BURGH BITS AND BITES/DOORS OPEN” soup bundle at the Azorean Cafe located at 4715 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Each bundle costs $19.99 and feeds 4-5 people. To place order, call ahead at 412-586-4241 or email Chourico sausage can be omitted for a delicious vegan version. The restaurant is open 8-4pm, Friday to Monday.

Presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours/ Hosted by The Azorean Cafe.  RECORDED 3/29/2021.

The DOP Virtual Storytelling series, March 2021 – April 2021, is supported in part by: Dollar Bank


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