Last Sunday was the annual Portuguese Festival in Petersham. The air was thick with the haze of charcoal as families, couples, friends and foodies celebrated all the goodness that is Portuguese cuisine and culture.
Cubes of rump steak are packed onto giant sword-like skewers, coated with coarse rock salt and then cooked over charcoal in this Madeiran specialty.
Goa, the smallest state in India, was of course a Portuguese colony for 500 years. There's a Goan restaurant, Viva Goa in Pyrmont which I keep meaning to check out one day.
Chorizo and prawns at the Mojo Picon stall
Sugarholic riot at the pastry stall...
Who can resist a Portuguese pasteis de nata custard tart?
Traditional Portuguese dancing
And of course there had to be chorizo
Chorizo over charcoal
The Bairro Portugues or Portuguese Festival is an annual event which takes place around Audley Street, Petersham in Sydney's Little Portugal in the inner west.
The 2006 festival was held on Sunday 12 March.
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Petersham Portuguese Food Festival 2005
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