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João Freitas

João Freitas

João is a 27 year old recently back from Germany, where he studied Business Management in Berlin. After finishing his bachelor's degree, João helped organize street food events in German speaking countries in Europe. Now back in Lisbon, where he was born and raised, he is working on a Master's degree in City Studies. João also has a passion for wine, developed while working in wine stores. Nowadays, along with his city research, he's constantly trying to find the best pairing between wine and food.

Food tours given by João Freitas

February 20, 2019

A Spectacular Fava Stew in Lisbon

Lisbon -- João Gomes, the owner of Imperial de Campo de Ourique who is famously known as “João espetáculo,” holds out a fava stew for us. It’s made by cooking fava beans, which are now in season, with several cuts of pork and cured sausages. João serves it with cilantro and his special piri-piri sauce on top – Asian and African culinary influences are always present, even in very rustic Portuguese dishes.
November 5, 2017

Goods From Round the World at Lisbon Markets

Lisbon -- Downtown Lisbon grocery stores stock different kinds of corn, flour, schnaps, oils and more from the former Portuguese colonies – a reminder of that the city, which used to be the hub of a trading empire, still maintains deep-rooted links around the world.