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Downtown and Mouraria have plenty of culinary choices and invites you to an irresistible journey through the flavours from various corners of the world without having to leave the neighbourhood. But for those days when you fancy a family moment, or a special meal for two, Taste of Lisboa Food Tours propose an alternative DIY program: a picnic in the many corners of Mouraria.

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Plates, cups and cutlery - The mecca of housewives is Pollux...

If Belém has Pastéis de nata (custard tarts) and Sintra it’s Queijadas (small cheesecake), since the end of 2013 that Mouraria has Pastéis da Mouraria (Mouraria Tartlet). Made from white beans, almonds and egg bedridden in a thin and crispy layer, Pastéis da Mouraria it’s an idea of João Guedes, who at the age of 22 decided to bet everything on this gastronomic adventure.

"I was born in Mouraria, I live in Rua do Benformoso, and always followed my uncles and my parents in the family’s pastry...

Portuguese style Mussels are locally known as Mexilhões à Bulhão Pato. This is a simple, quick and easy to do dish, with simple and healthy ingredients. You can truly enjoy the freshness of the mussels by just adding natural flavours as wine, garlic and olive oil and few herbs on top of it. Try it out and tell us what do you think:
Ingredients:
4 garlic cloves chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 lb mussels
1/4 cup Portuguese white wine
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1/4 chopped parsley

Directions:
1 -  In a large frying pan, add the garlic and olive oil to the pan and set it on low heat...

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