real people, real food


Contrary to what happens with the play written by William Shakespeare, in Portugal the lovestory Romeo and Juliet has a happy ending. The main actors? Cheese and marmalade, which can either assume the role of an entry or a dessert. A duet that never fails and in the end, a mixture of sweet and sour is always surprising, mainly if the products are of good quality.

Marmalade is as simple as the result of quince (like an apple) cooked with sugar and reduced to puree. After distributed by bowls, these are covered with greaseproof paper and placed in the sun to dry...

Lisbon Downtown, between Mouraria and Arroios neighborhoods, is where more​ immigrant ​communities live togheter, about four thousand legal ​people. This was the ​starting point of Arroios Around the World​ Project 1/11, which ​wants to promote the culture, cuisine and customs of different existing communities, such as Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Angola, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Morocco or India.
The project aims to integrate multiple communities and intercultural sharing through various cultural weeks that take place once a month...

No, not in a traditional Fado house, but where you least expect! On one of the many taverns, in a sports group or even during a walk through the narrow streets of Mouraria. In the neighbourhood that is known as the birthplace of Fado, residents still like to hear it loud and clear.

Unlike Alfama, where Fado houses attract curious tourists to hear live shows of this 'strange way of life', in Mouraria Fado is heard spontaneously on the street or stage shows and now there is a Fado school for those who want to learn more about the art...