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  • Leitão à Bairrada, a centuries-old tradition in Portugal

    Nowadays it is one of the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy, but the golden and crispy skin with soft, tender and moist meat underneath has lon...
  • The art of cooking Leitão à Bairrada

    Whether in a typical restaurant or ordered with home delivery, from choosing the suckling pig to its arrival on the plate, the art of cooking su...
  • Drinks that make the flavor of Leitão à Bairrada even better

    It is common knowledge that it is impossible to resist this dish. But did you know that there are drinks that even give you more flavor? Which i...
  • Leitão à Bairrada is no longer just in Mealhada

    Being one of the best-known Portuguese delicacies, many Portuguese people still travel to the Mealhada area to try this dish. However, the real ...
  • The best recipe for Leitão à Bairrada? The secret is in the sauce!

    The size and cut of the suckling pig, the time it spends in the oven and even the way it is turned are some of the secrets that allow you to quickly distinguish when a suckling pig is done: crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and very tasty!
  • Hamburger, Bifana, Prego or Bairrada-style suckling pig sandwich?

    They are all meat in bread and, although at first glance they may seem very similar, the first bite dispels all doubts. But after all, why are these sandwiches so desired by the Portuguese?

  • 3 delicious recipes where suckling pig is king

    If you dream of the traditional but also like to innovate, this article is for you.
    We looked for well-known recipes but changed one small, big detail: we added Leitão to Bairrada. The result is delicious, a new experience of flavors and textures that, we are sure, you will also love.