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  • Suzanne Radford

Its Sweet Potato Time at the Batata-Doce de Aljezur

The sweet potato festival in Aljezur happens each year in November celebrating the ingredient and the variety of ways it can be used and eaten. I love a roasted sweet potato in the pan with carrots, pumpkin and any other root vegetables you can find. Because the nutrient rich soil of this part of Southern Portugal makes a particularly tasty spud there is much to be celebrated apparently as thousands descend on the grand hall, there is even a little train which transports the masses from the carparks to the event. There is live music, cookery demos, arts and crafts and lots of people and batatas knocking around.

Along with roasting, people love sweet potato fries and crisps and apparently cake too!

Cake made with sweet potato flour!

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