These barnacles are truly wild and only grow in a few remote places, such as Lagos in the Algarve. Harvesting can be a hazardous business and a permit is needed from the Portuguese authorities.
For Travel Basecamp, it wasn't an option! We needed to go head first into this wild and dangerous adventure of collecting goose barnacles. We were referred to a surf photographer João Bracourt AKA ''Brek'' (https://joaobracourt.wordpress.com/). Brek was keen on the idea of being our host and accepted to bring us to his secret spot. Our mind was blown by the beauty of the landscape and our tastebuds were in paradise. We were blessed!
Harvesting for this delicacy is not a touristic option, due to the dangerous area they grow in, and the trouble it takes to collect them - hence the hefty price. But you can taste this widely consumed, yet expensive delicacy in many restaurants in Portugal and Spain. As Charlie Skelton, journalist for The Guardian says about the smell of goose barnacles cooking: ''It hits your nose like a tsunami, that incredible reek of the sea - strong as Poseidon's armpit, but heavenly, like a mermaid's burp.'' No time to watch now? Subscribe and watch later! bit.ly/TravelBasecampSubscribe Powered by transatholidays.com/ *** *** *** Check our hotels at http://www.transatholidays.com/ Go check our music - http://www.soundcloud.com/travelbasecamp Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TravelBasecamp Follow us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/travelbasecamp Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/travelbasecamp/ MUSIC by http://www.samito.tv/ ABOUT BASECAMP:
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