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Azores Food and Drink
Seafood is in abundance. Dishes are similar to those of the mainland but are given a local twist.
• Fresh grilled fish and squid, octopus.
• Grilled racas (a kind of barnacle), lobster, and cavaco (a type of crab) are also popular.
• Beef stews, local cheeses and abundant fruits (including greenhouse-grown pineapples).
Locally produced wines are recommended.
Brandies are distilled on the islands.