18 Mar 2012
1 Mar 2012
Instead of sleeping in the snow, this year for Entrudo we went south to the small village of Entradas to attend Entrudanças and spent 3 lovely days dancing, singing and eating.
Dancing: in the past few years, we have attended traditional dance balls and workshops, so coming to Entrudanças was perfect. Though we still are quite a bit dis-coordinate, we practiced and danced like crazy!
Singing: although Entrudanças is mostly about dancing, singing is a major tradition in Alentejo. We were so lucky to have met up with a friend of mine's sister that invited us for dinner at a tavern where we ate and sang along to traditional songs. Later in evening Pedro Mestre joined us for more sing-a-long, which was a nice surprise.
Eating: this was amazing!! In the same day we ate pig brains and frog legs and tasted my first authentic açorda. I was so inspired, that on our way home we bought bread and I tried to make açorda for dinner!
Of course we asked around about traditional bakeries that still bake with wood ovens but no luck.