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Lucy Pepper - A British Ex-Pat Who Loves Portugal More than You Do

In today’s episode, we chat with Lucy Pepper. No, her name isn’t Portuguese, but guess what, she lives in Portugal and possibly loves Portugal more than some Portuguese people we know! Lucy first visited the Douro Valley as an art student. She tells us of the time she found the note she’d written to herself about moving to Portugal and a few years later it happened!

She is an illustrator and artist by trade but has co-written a few books including How Not to Starve in Portugal and Eat Portugal: The Essential Guide to Portuguese Food as well as being a fellow podcaster. She is host of Pie, a podcast about (Portuguese) food ( and co-host of Stories of Saudade / Histórias de Portugal de Saudade e Outras Coisas, an English-Portuguese podcast with partner Marco António ( Angela recently shared her own story of saudade with Lucy and Marco:

Angela, Maria & Lucy talk about their favorite Portuguese foods and about the Portuguese old ladies who don’t wanna share their secrets, among other things...

If you’re looking to explore the food of Lisboa, her Eat Portugal co-author Célia Pedroso hosts a food tour in Lisbon with Culinary Backstreets:

To learn more about Lucy and her work, connect with her at the links below.




Stay tuned for more podcasts with Lucy – maybe even a Stories of Saudade / Our Portuguesr Table fusion episode live from Lisboa! ;)

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