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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

August 7, 2019

Taberna Albricoque: The Algarve Comes to Lisbon

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Lisbon -- The Algarve, one of the most visited regions in Portugal, also has some of the country’s most distinctive and delicious cooking. Integrating layers of different historical influences, from the Romans to the Moors, along with fishing traditions and countryside rusticity powered by its fertile land, the Algarve has made a deep impression on Portugal. Read more
August 2, 2019

Beach Disrupter: Portugal’s Uber of Doughnuts

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Lisbon -- Every summer, sellers hawking bolas de Berlim – custard-filled doughnuts without a hole in the middle – throng to Portuguese beaches. Plodding across the boiling sand and ringing a bell to announce their arrival, they deliver these beautifully simple pastries to hungry beachgoers, many of whom associate a trip to the coast with the sweet treat. Read more
June 20, 2019

Flor da Selva: Keepers of the (Coffee) Flame

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Lisbon -- Walk through Lisbon’s Madragoa, a neighborhood of cobblestoned streets and small houses, and you'll be hit with the intoxicating smell of freshly roasted coffee. Follow the scent and you are likely to find yourself in an utterly unique spot: Flor da Selva, one of the last wood-fired coffee roasters in Europe. Read more