Pastéis de nata on sale in Lisbon, Portugal. The pastries are now commonly seen outside Portugal - at higher prices. Photograph: Getty Images.

An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant. Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata, the diminutive egg-custard ta(...)

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Neapolitan pizza made by a Milanese pizzaiolo at Pizza E Porchetta in Dublin 2. Photograph: Barry McCall

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