real people, real food


The next time you enjoy a coffee, drink a coffee with milk (galão) or eat a soup in Mouradia, the headquarters of the Renovar a Mouraria Association, you can help those in need. How? Just order a coffee, a galão, a soup or a sandwich and pay double or triple. These coffees or soups that were paid are displayed in a board so that everyone knows what is available.

The neediest people can consume these foods for free because they are already paid...

In Portuguese cuisine the concept of fast food is not necessarily linked to burgers, pizza or lasagne. One of the dishes very appreciated by the Portuguese takes five minutes to get ready and could not be easier to prepare. You just need the right ingredients and follow the instructions:

Ingredients (serves 2 people)
1 onion

After an unusually warm October, November brought the characteristic chill of autumn and with it the smell of roasted chestnuts. The streets of downtown Lisbon are invaded by stands of chestnut roasters that emit a white smoke that mingles with the fog and gives the city a mysterious atmosphere.

If you've never tasted roasted chestnuts is time to order a half-dozen (to start) and savour what had been the principal food of rural populations before the arrival of corn and potatoes to Europe...