Portuguese Cooking: The Traditional Cuisine of Portugal

Portuguese Cooking: The Traditional Cuisine of Portugal

by Carol Robertson
     
 

One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal is blessed with a flavorful, complex food tradition that brings together influences from Europe, Africa, and the Muslim world. It is also one of the world’s most scenic destinations, luring travelers with its pristine beaches and charming villages. Carol and David Robertson have traveled extensively in Portugal,… See more details below

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One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal is blessed with a flavorful, complex food tradition that brings together influences from Europe, Africa, and the Muslim world. It is also one of the world’s most scenic destinations, luring travelers with its pristine beaches and charming villages. Carol and David Robertson have traveled extensively in Portugal, and that depth of experience resonates throughout this happy blend of travel guide and cookbook. Carol’s lively journal entries and witty drawings, accompanied by David’s evocative photographs, showcase the wonders of the Portuguese landscape, culture, and cuisine. The first half of the book describes each region and its people. The second half is a stylish cookbook containing simple, delicious dishes based on pork and seafood of all kinds, as well as tomatoes, olives, kale, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, mint, and olive oil. Highlights include Chicken Braised in Red Wine, Bacalhau (Codfish) Fritters, Tomato Acorda, and Pudim Flan, as well as regional favorites unknown to the American palate. The result is a personal travel book for “foodies” looking for more adventurous fare. Portuguese Cooking also includes a primer on ports, Madeiras, and other wines from the country’s notable wine tradition.

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“Filled with recipes and tales from the Robertsons’ travels, this cookbook takes you on a culinary romp through Portugal.”  —Health Magazine “Fascinating traveler's tales set the stage for recipes from every region.” —Jessica's Biscuit / ecookbooks.com“Foods are described in their settings along with a first person travelogue, a record of a culture and cuisine. The recipes are written for the home cook and feature readily available ingredients.”   —The Palm Beach Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556437076
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.47(d)

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