Born and raised in Lisbon, Nuno Mendes worked in America, Japan, and Spain before heading up a string of critically acclaimed restaurants in London, including Bacchus and Viajante. Nuno is executive chef at London's Chiltern Firehouse and co-author of the Chiltern Firehouse cookbook. In 2015 he launched his first solo venture, restaurant Taberna do Mercado, which focuses on the food and wine of his native country of Portugal.
"Pitch-perfect and mouthwatering, this book is a joy from start to
- Publishers Weekly STARRED Review "In this book, Mendes, who was born and raised in Lisbon, revisits his roots in one of the most sought-after culinary travel destinations of the moment. . . If you can't make it to Portugal, this wanderlust-inducing book with photos from Andrew Montgomery is a good substitute."
- FOOD & WINE "Through essays and photographs, Mendes shares the insights and idiosyncrasies only a local could know and shares recipes for iconic Portuguese dishes for readers to recreate at home."
- NEW WORLDER