Interpretative Center of the History of Cod

Interpretative Center of the History of Cod - It is a space to pay homage to codfish, as a symbol of gastronomy, culture and the history of a Country.

This Portuguese thing about traveling to the end of the World to get lunch every day is yet to be explained. It remains to be explained how countless generations of Portuguese people risked and lost their lives in the most inhospitable seas in the world just to make onion’s stew.

Fish from distant Newfoundland and Greenland has long been part of our cuisine but, above all, of our popular culture.

Being one of the attractions of the riverside area of ​​Lisboa, the Interpretative Center of the History of Cod will be born in 2020 in Terreiro do Paço to showcase the reasons that led the Portuguese to navigate months to catch the codfish.

It is a space to pay homage to codfish, as a symbol of gastronomy, culture and the history of a Country that has long thought globally.

It will remind generations of sailors and fishermen and explain the way of being of the Portuguese people always ready to offer what they have and to travel to the end of the world to seek what they lack.

Throughout several exhibition rooms, visitors can watch the beginning of the odyssey of those who launched themselves in the 'seas of the end of the world', discover how the myth of the 'faithful friend' at the table was born, see the future of codfish, the consumption, fishing and to learn new ways of cooking it.

 


 

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