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Healthy Dish, Healthy Body

Magazine Flavour | 08 Set 2016

The characteristics of the human diet have undergone major changes, determined by factors such as climate, industrial development, religion and the ingredients available in any particular region. The human diet is traditionally composed of animal and plant based foods. In recent years a host of alternative diets have appeared, aiming to optimise health through eating. Organic cuisine and vegetarianism are two examples, with growing numbers of fans.
Food & Friends is the latest food project from Breyner 85, in Oporto. “We want people to be healthy and happy with our menu,” say Vera Lopes and Sofia Andrade, two of the faces responsible for this project. Combining quality Portuguese produce with organic produce, Food & Friends is unique space, where healthy cuisine is a delicious option. The staple ingredient on the menu is organically certified bread, spelt or Kamut, highly nutritional cereals. Toasted sandwiches, olive oil tasting, oven-baked cheese, cheese and cured/smoked meat boards, ever-accompanied by bread, are some of the choices on offer.
Unlike organic cuisine, vegetarianism is a diet type that excludes all forms of meat. For its part, veganism rejects all manner of food of animal origin, including meat, dairy produce, eggs and honey.
Catarina Gonçalves, vegetarian for eight years, is the owner of one of the latest vegetarian restaurants to open in Chiado, in Lisbon. The food served at Ao 26 is 100% plant based and aims “to do away with certain clichés associated with vegan eateries”.
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@Food & Friends, Fred Gomes


@Food & Friends, Fred Gomes


@Food & Friends, Fred Gomes


@Ao 26, Orlando Fonseca


@Ao 26, Orlando Fonseca


@Ao 26, Orlando Fonseca


@Ao 26, Orlando Fonseca

 

Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Fred Gomes e Orlando Fonseca

Food & Friends
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