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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

September 20, 2019

Bel’Empada: The Life of Pie

Lisbon -- These days, a good Portuguese-style savory pie is hard to find – even in Portugal. In a country with so many great examples, namely in Alentejo, Beiras or Trás-os-Montes, where pies (or empadas in Portuguese) are beautifully made, it’s disheartening that in Lisbon you’ll find mostly dull and dry versions or disappointing fillings within good pastry. Read more
August 22, 2019

CB on the Road: An Ice-Cream Legacy in Setúbal

Lisbon -- The front doors look ordinary and nondescript – like any others in downtown Setúbal, a coastal city one hour south of Lisbon. Yet behind them is something extraordinary: mountains of fruit, jugs of milk and kilos of sugar. It’s summertime, and Célia Soares and her family, the owners of Valenciana, have a lot of ice cream to make. Read more