The legend ofBarceloscockerel
Once upon a time, a pilgrim was passing through the town Barcelos in Portugal. Through an unfortunate turn of events, he was accused of theft, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death.
Evening had fallen when he was brought to plead before the town’s judge. The judge was sitting down to feast on a roasted cockerel get up and crow!’ Just like that, the cockerel got up and crowed heartily. The judge deeply surprised and filled with wonder, Sent the pilgrim on his way.
From that day onwards, the story of the Barcelos Cockerel has symbolized faith, justice and good fortune all of which we upon you in abundance.
PERi-PERiis the heart& soul ofNandos's
For centuries, the people of southeast Africa have used PERi-PERi to bring fire to their food. It is in Mozambique’s rich soil and blistering sunshine that the Africa Bird’s Eye Chilli grows into its fiery best.
When Portuguese explorers arrived there, they were enchanted by its flavour. They added a squeeze of lemon and a kick of garlic and turned PERi - PERi into a very well - travelled spice. Which is how, many years later, it ended up in Rosettenville, Johannesburg.
One afternoon in 1987, two friends went for a lunch at a humble Portuguese eastern. As their meal drew to a close, they knew they’d tasted something that had to be shared. PERi-PERi was about to make one more journey from Rosettenville to the world. Thank you for sharing it with us.