Originating more than eight thousand years ago on the shores of a sea that has always been much more than just that, the Mediterranean diet is today a precious but fragile heirloom.
Born and raised in Italy, pizza crossed the Atlantic and was taken around the globe. It was a humble food before reaching royal households. It belonged to a nation and today belongs to everyone. This is its story, served in bites.
Lithium has always been around, but the clean energy revolution in the automotive sector made it the metal of the future. Portugal, which has the 6th largest reserves of lithium in the world, is now on the radar of several international companies thirsty for seizing the opportunity.
In addition to Spanish, other 70 languages can be heard in Colombia. Chair Professor of Indigenous Languages in Latin America Hortensia Estrada Ramírez tells us what, apart from their recognition, has been done to preserve this intangible wealth in recent years.
Made exclusively with milk from Bordaleira breed sheep, the Serra da Estrela cheese is highly prized not just in Portugal, but also abroad.
Colombian cuisine today is a culinary blend where the indigenous stove, the African stove and the Spanish stove have each brought preparation techniques, conservation systems, tools, utensils, beliefs and customs.
In the 18th century Queen Mary was on the throne of Portugal and the festivities for her acclamation culminated in a magnificent banquet. The full menu is unknown, but the record of expenses reveals that meat was the predominant item on the table.