Pressing the pig in Portugal

As our final part of Christmas Three Ways, Tom Shingler visits Nuno Mendes' Taberna do Mercado in London to see how much work goes into creating a Portuguese suckling pig banquet

Move over Paris - Europe has a hot new shopping capital

For all the popularity Lisbon has amassed over the past few years as a sought-after travel destination, Porto is still overlooked. But it shouldn’t be: Portugal’s “second city” is the country’s real standard setter when it comes to design, thanks to its heritage as a manufacturing hub through most of the 19th and 20th centuries. Now it’s gaining traction as a shopping mecca, too, filled with locally made items by emerging designers who can’t be found elsewhere.

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