Fare Magazine Issue 11 (Lisbon) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Lisbon’s steep, sun-drenched hills are home to crumbling tiled facades, pastel hues, and landscaped parks. In a city awash with new opportunities, Lisboetas still share in their collective memory of the city’s past.
In this issue—the first city we’ve travelled to in-person since the pandemic—we piece together the collective memory of the Lisboetas who know the city best, to paint a modern picture of the Portuguese capital.
Lisbon’s charm is undeniable—the slow pace, patterned sidewalks, trams that rumble up and down the sunny hillsides. Beyond lies a deep and soulful history that ties its inhabitants to the city’s past.
Here, we meet locals like Joana Astolfi, a designer who scours the city for objects and inspiration; architect-turned-chef Leopoldo Calhau, whose restaurant is an homage to the classic tabernas of Alentejo; and Rita Múrias and Paulo Barata, who have dedicated their lives to rescuing and restoring the city’s neon signs and memories of its glamorous days gone by.
We trace the roots of Lisbon’s culture and cuisine back to its former colonies, communities which continue to feed the belly of the city with dishes like Cape Verdean cachupa, Angolan moamba; grogue distilled in hidden sugarcane fields, and the ubiquitous, spicy piri piri sauce.
From the tiny fado houses in the Alfama district to the convents where Lisbon’s pastries were born; from the ginjinha bars to the family-owned neighbourhood tascas, we scoured the city for the stories closest to its heart.
Fare magazine is a publication exploring the heart of a city through its food, history, and community. Fare magazine is published bi-annually. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer. The result is a portrait of city life and culture more thoughtful and nuanced than the dreamy conjurings that typify touristic material. Fare magazine is not a conventional travel guide; it is designed to excite and inspire, but also to educate, and each issue begins with a crash course in the city’s phenomena of place, and ends with a full glossary of local terms and histories referenced within.
- Trace the history of the traditional pastries and sweets borne out of Portugal’s convents, including the famous pastel de nata
- Visit Taberna do Calhau, where architect-turned-chef Leopoldo Calhau has designed a modern homage to Alentejo taberna culture
- Hear the stories of Lisbon’s rescued neon signs from days gone by—and the graphic designers who turned their lives upside down to preserve them
- Meet the producers making grogue—and preserving Cape Verdean culture—in the city’s hidden sugarcane fields
- Wander through the Alfama to find the sorrowful soul of the fado houses
- Explore the city through the eyes and found-objects of collector and designer Joana Astolfi
Details: Fare Magazine – Issue 11 (Lisbon)
196 pages, 240 x 170 mm, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.