Fogo means “fire” in Portuguese, and is a fitting name for an island where the local wine is grown, harvested and served inside the caldera of an active volcano. In fact, the entire island is one giant volcano – rising from the sea to 10,000 feet in the sky. It has continuously erupted throughout history; the last major eruption was in 1995. Fogo is one of ten islands in the Republic of Cape Verde, the Portuguese-colonized country located in the Atlantic, off the coast of Western Africa.
About the Foodie
Elyse Pasquale is a food and travel writer on the culinary adventure of a lifetime. The initial objective: to fly 100,000 miles for 100 of the world’s best local meals in one year. One year turned into three – and more than 100 food-filled journeys. She still flies for food and is working on her upcoming book, “Off the Beaten Plate.” All food and travel expenses paid for by Foodie International. Keeping it real for the foodies
Filming “Off the Beaten Plate,” a new WEB SERIES in New Zealand, Australia, Singpore, Cambodia and Japan