Top Secret Tarts: Guarding Portugal's Culinary National Treasure

Watch on YouTube Guarded behind lock and key in the back of a small pastry factory in Belém (just outside Lisbon), sits a 180-year-old secret: the recipe for "Pastéis de Belém," egg custard tarts. Great Big Story pays this culinary landmark a visit. Runtime: 3 min.


The Menu | Food Neighbourhoods: Lisbon, Alcantara

Monocle's Syma Tariq and urban researcher and travel guide Francesca Savoldi tour the food scene in Lisbon neighbourhood of Alcantara. Runtime: 7 min.

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The Menu | The best of Lisbon

Monocle visits the Portuguese capital to meet some of the makers who have given the country’s culinary reputation a global boost. Runtime: 28 min.

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The Menu | Food Neighbourhoods: Lisbon, Príncipe Real

Monocle explores one of the Portuguese capital’s premier residential and shopping areas, Príncipe Real, which has recently become a hub for new and...

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Old World Culture and New World Surfing in Portugal

In this Red Bull-sponsored video, southern California-based filmmaker Matt Payne links up with fellow Americans CJ and Damien Hobgood and heads to Portugal — Peniche and Farol de Nazare, just outside of Lisbon — which in recent years has been the epicentre of surfing evolution. Runtime: 5 min.

World Bank | Portugal

Visit A great resource for the country's quality of living indicators, economy and climate change data.