Quinoa is a new organic bakery in the Chiado neighborhood that produces incredibly satisfying bread. What is their secret? The water, the flour, the yeast, the oven? They won’t say. But, they give us a clue by inscribing on their wall the words of Mia Couto: “Cooking is not work. Cooking is a way to love the others.”
Mia Couto is a wonderful writer from Mozambique. Everybody knows that he just won Portugal’s most prestigious literary award (the Camões prize). But how many people know that his words inspired one of the best bakeries in Lisbon?
Quinoa, Rua do Alecrim, 54 – Chiado, Lisbon, tel. 213 473 926.