Journy to Lisbon

I've written before about my Portuguese heritage, mainly when it comes to food (as usual). I had the opportunity to visit Portugal with my family in 1989 or 1990 (the memory is slipping) when we spent time in the coastal resort, Cascais. I remember the octopus mainly (of course). Mr. Misadventures and I have planned several trips to Portugal, only to change to another location, one time Kyoto, … [Read more...]

Interview with Courtney Taira of King’s Hawaiian

I think I have mentioned before that my Mom's side of the family are Portuguese immigrants with family from the Azores Islands. In the San Francisco Bay Area there was (I am not sure how large it is now) a huge Portuguese community and in particular Portuguese Catholic.  Every town had a St. Anthony's Portuguese Catholic Association and a hall. Those halls were magical places where people … [Read more...]