He was one of the most popular and famous national chefs, constantly present at public events, ambassador for several brands and chef of famous people such as Cesar Murao, Antonio Machado or Paulo Futre, as well as other personalities from the world of art, sports and culture. Together with Ana Rosa Besteiro, he was the owner of the DaCozinha by Joe Best and Stories and Fragments Joe Best restaurant in Rio de Mouro, which recently closed, moving to Alentejo, where he planned to open a catering center. to which he devoted himself in recent years.
Joe Best, born April 26, 1966, named Jose Besteiro, was admitted to the Jose Joaquim Fernandez Hospital in Beja on the 4th with pneumonia that caused severe seizures, where he remained for 14 days in intensive care, eventually. this morning could not stand the severity of the injuries. Aspiration pneumonia was the official cause of death. Joe Best’s body will be closed from this Saturday at 4:00 pm at the Igreja de Arroios in Lisbon. Cremation takes place on Sunday, at 10:00, in the crematorium of Alto de São João.
On Joe Best’s official DaCozinha website, he explained that the nickname appeared in the late 90s on a radio show on the south bank of the Tagus, where he gave his listeners tips and tricks on cooking on Mondays. Each had a nickname. First there was Joe (from Ze) Besteiro. The nickname was then cut in half.
He created his own recipes and cooking rules. Self-taught, diligent and curious about the entire food universe, he was always looking for new creations from ingredients that drive and awaken passions, but also in a continuous search for proteins, herbs, roots, fruits and vegetables more unknown to the general public. …
When he turned 50, he and former journalist Nuno Diaz published the book “My name is Best, Jose Besteiro”, in which he talked about five decades of his life and said that he became a chef inspired by his mother Helia. The book contained 50 recipes, from “Rice with Butter and Lemon” to “Little Coriander”, not to mention “Calf Liver, Pea Cream, and Bizaro Belly.”
An established fan of U2, a group that has traveled to four corners of the world, he married Ana Rosa Besteiro on October 3, 2010, the day of the Irish band’s second concert in Coimbra, and accompanied the concert in costumes for the ceremony. The intention was to celebrate the unification at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra with a full concert, but they were unable to obtain permission.
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