real people, real food


What drives a French photographer fall in love with Mouraria and open a store with traditional Portuguese craft? The light, the people and what Gabrielle called an "international village".
  When did you arrive in Lisbon and why?
I arrive in 2009 to do a photo-shoot of a house in Comporta for an Italian magazine. At the same time I visited a French friend who lived in Mouraria, on Calçada de Santo André, and I was immediately in love with Lisbon and this part of the town...

She could have a 9 to 6 job, but instead Filipa Valente prefers to wander through the narrow streets of Lisbon neighborhoods searching for gastronomical traditions and lifestyle. The foodie travellers, who join her, are delighted with the true Portuguese food culture.   Who is Filipa?  I am a curious person with a avid and insatiable appetite who loves to sniff out new ways and discover new worlds and perspectives of my surroundings...