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The "Travesseiros da Piriquita" a delicacy.

The "Travesseiros da Piriquita" (The pillows of Piriquita) are the best ambassadors of Portugal, bringing the flavors of Sintra to the four corners of the world.

Meet the woman who over the past 50 years is the keeper of the secret of this delicacy. Leonor Cunha is the iron lady in front of a sweet deal, since 1862 remains in the female hands.

They are sold by the thousands every week-end. Some people walk dozens of miles and come on purpose to Sintra. Then you forget the cholesterol and additional pounds and .... you delight yourself with them.

The pillows of Piriquita have a long family tradition behind. Represent one of the most profitable business of the county and always with a woman at the helm: In the XIXth century began with Constance Gomes Periquita and two centuries later, Leonor Cunha, a 74 years old, leads with an iron hand. a business which always remained in the family.

"In 1862 it was founded by my great-grandmother's husband, Mrs. Constance Gomes Piriquita. Since them was always in the family and always with a woman in front: then went to Mrs. Nazareth, grandmother of my husband, was followed by her daughter (mother of my husband) Constance Cunha and now I want to move the rudder to my granddaughter. We are in the sixth generation. Clearly, a business made by women. I feel a great pride". - says Mrs. Leonor Cunha.

Our advice: You can´t miss this delicacy. After you tried it you will cry for more
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