lucy pepper


I am an illustrator, animator, artist, writer and haver of ideas. Get in touch below to discuss work, or find me at if you want to be a patron of the arts! 




I write about Portugal and food, mostly. My work has appeared in various newspapers, and I have written 3 books. 

Como Não Morrer de Fome em Portugal Objectiva 2016.

Eat Portugal 2011-2018 (now in four languages!), co-authored with Célia Pedroso. 

O Livro das Receitas Nojentas 2006 Guerra e Paz (children’s cookery book)



Being a native English speaker and very fluent in Portuguese, I translate Portuguese to English, and edit English texts. In the Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018, I was part of the script writing team for RTP, and was the desenrascadora of much of the English language for the production and organisation of the event.  

My life’s mission is to get rid of “understands” on the menus of Portugal. Kinda. 


I co-produce (translating and narrating) the English version of Histórias de Portugal, with Marco António. Pie is my other podcast which I’ll get back to one of these days, because there’s always something stupid to say. Find them in your podcast thingy. 

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