Catch as Catch Can

Portuguese sardines for snacking

Catch as Catch Can
Portugal has been renowned for the quality and abundance of its sardines since at least the time of the Roman Empire. (Evi Abeler)
From the Nov 30, 2021, issue

Understanding the Iberian reverence for canned seafood can be tricky for many Americans. But if you liken the process to making bacon or aging wine, it seems less esoteric. Get Wine Spectator’s run-down of the beloved shelf-stable product and suggested wine pairings.

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