CANTINA LX: A hooker in a mink coat

LX Factory has unfortunately become one of these places that initially started off with the best of intentions, but is now more like a shark’s lair, full of places, cafés, restaurants, art boutiques and the likes looking to make a quick buck from rich yuppies, hipsters and tourists. In some ways then the beautifully rustic decorated piece…

LET’S COOK IT: Tripe with chickpeas and chorizo

This is a recipe that all started a few weeks ago when visiting the tapas bar Sr. Guilho and had a delicious “callos”, a tripe stew cooked with chickpeas and chorizo, rich with smokey tones from the tender chorizo and pimenton. It tasted more or less the way it did when I had it in Spain…

LA BOULANGERIE: French in every way

On top of the square of Largo Doutor José Figueiredo near the Museum Arte Antiga, lies “La Boulangerie”, which, as you might have guessed by the name, is a French-styled bakery and café. We went there last Sunday for a brunch and left happily carrying two wonderful loaves of bread and one delicate, crispy croissant.…

FOOD ADVENTURES: When fishes get a smoke

Isn’t it interesting how a country like Portugal has so many dishes centered around preserved, salted cod (bacalhau) hasn’t actually taken up smoking fishes? Unlike Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands or the UK, smoking food in general was never part of Portugal’s culinary bloodstream. Thankfully, The Moustache Smokery has been filling in that gap with some first rate dishes featuring…