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Célia Pedroso

Célia Pedroso

Célia, CB’s Lisbon bureau chief, is a freelance journalist, writing mostly about travel and food, and is the co-author of the book "Eat Portugal", winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Her work can be seen in such publications as The Guardian and Eater and she appeared on the Netflix program “Somebody Feed Phil”. A proud Lisboeta with a wicked sweet tooth, Celia keeps searching for the best pastéis de nata so you don't have to.

Recent stories by Célia Pedroso

December 23, 2019

Best Bites 2019: Lisbon

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Lisbon -- A bit like 2018, we saw a lot of old and traditional places closing in 2019, with many others threatened with closure – like Casa Cid, a tasca that has been operating since 1913. An investment group bought the building where the tasca is located and will turn it into a luxury hotel, forcing the tasca out in February; in response, the family behind Casa Cid launched a petition that calls for “more pork crackling less phony gourmet stuff.” Read more
December 7, 2019

Lapo: Diamond in the Touristy Rough

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Lisbon -- When Lisboetas are looking for a night out on the town, Lisbon’s Bica and Bairro Alto neighborhoods aren’t as high on the list as they used to be – the area is crowded with tourist traps and expensive menus that make locals roll their eyes and run away. But António and Bruna Guerreiro saw an opportunity to upend the current state of things and bring a breath of fresh air to this corner of Lisbon. Read more