Our last letter is for Zé do Pipo, a simple and modern story which is behind an iconic dish. No dangerous voyages, discovery of foreign lands nor myths going back hundreds of years are involved here. Our Z story does however show that whilst embedded in tradition, costume and what we call saudade (a kind of nostalgia for days gone by), the Portuguese are also innovative and daring. José Valentim, known in town as Zé do Pipo, had a humble restaurant/tavern (Casa de pasto) in Porto in the 1940's and decided to enter a competition for the "best meal at the best price". He created an unprecedented mix of our traditional cod with the relatively newly invented mayonnaise (it was after all, only created some 200 years earlier...). This novel mix, together with potato puré, onion and bay leaves won the competition and became forever known as Bacalhau à Zé do Pipo.