Jeny Sulemange

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

African-born Jeny Sulemange is an award-winning author and chef/co-owner of the famed Cantinho do Aziz, a Mozambican restaurant in Lisbon. Her cookbook, Cozinha Moçambicana, won Best Woman Chef Book and Best Portuguese from the 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She is the creator and host of "Chef Jeny o meu Mundo," the first and only Portuguese food show on Amazon. 


Born in Mozambique, Jeny Sulemange moved to Europe as an adult and lived in the U.K., later spending time in Florida. She started out as an apprentice in her mother’s kitchen experimenting and eventually modernizing long-held family recipes while perfecting her culinary skills. Sulemange has become a sought-after chef, with her Afro-Portuguese cuisine featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Saveur, The Guardian, Afar, and others. Her Cantinho do Aziz consistently ranks as one of the best restaurants in Lisbon. 

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