Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

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Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby GrimbleBee » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:35 pm

I have a food sensitivity to mushrooms, not life-threatening but sufficient to ruin 24 hours if I accidentally eat some. Having never been to Portugal, I was wondering how common they are in traditional Portuguese food?

I'm looking forward to trying lots of sea-food dishes which I presume will be unlikely to be fungi laden, but how good are restaurants at responding to queries about ingredients?
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Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby logicbob » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:37 pm

GrimbleBee wrote:I have a food sensitivity to mushrooms, not life-threatening but sufficient to ruin 24 hours if I accidentally eat some. Having never been to Portugal, I was wondering how common they are in traditional Portuguese food?

I'm looking forward to trying lots of sea-food dishes which I presume will be unlikely to be fungi laden, but how good are restaurants at responding to queries about ingredients?



Just tell them No Mushrooms Please. all the food is cooked fresh.
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Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby TGM » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:44 pm

Have been coming to the Algave for 20 years and cant say that I have seen any mushrooms in restuarant food?

I am Celiac and hence have a gluton alergy, which can make me violently ill if I consume any gluton.

However, most restuarants have waiters who speak very good english.

I have managed to eat out at many places over the years with any adversle effects. Should you find yourself somwhere that does not have staff who speach any English, then dont take a chance simply go elswhere. After all, there are hundreds of great restuarants to choose from in the Algarve and quite a lot in Caroeiro.
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Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby destroyer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:37 pm

I won't pretend my Portuguese is up to this but Google Translate gives the following for, "Please, I am allergic to mushrooms".

Por favor, sou alérgico aos cogumelos.

If you go on to GT you can hear it spoken by a native Portuguese speaker.
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Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby Farol » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:56 pm

Mushroom sauces are common with lots of meat dishes. You shouldn't have any problem if you tell them. I suggest you take a print out with you rather than trying to tell them in Portuguese.
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Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Postby GrimbleBee » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Thanks for your comments - I'll take your advice and make a wallet sized print out of that sentence just in case.

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