Full of history, great food and bursting with character, Portugal’s capital is a one of Europe’s most charming cities. In Lisbon, Rebecca Seal shares her favourite recipes, inspired by her travels. Set on seven hills, Lisbon features world-class beaches, city views and wild forests. And the food is as diverse as the surroundings - there’s so much more to it than just salt cod and custard tarts. From the bars in Bairro Alto to the cafes in Chiado, there’s something for everyone. Try caldo verde (kale soup), amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams in white wine and garlic) and pesticos (Portuguese tapas) of grilled sardines, all washed down with a local wine. Rebecca’s sweets are not to be missed, and include Ricotta with pumpkin jam, Lemon-infused creme caramel, and a delicious Tangerine and walnut cake. All set to the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century buildings, ornate churches, nostalgic trams and pastel-coloured houses, Lisbon is a major event in cookbook publishing.
Rebecca Seal is a journalist, editor, TV presenter and author based in London. She is currently resident drinks expert on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and has a weekly food and drink column in the Evening Standard magazine. Steven Joyce is a photographer whose work has featured in countless newspapers, magazines and books. He lives in London. This is Rebecca and Steve’s third book.