Portuguese Cooking: The Authentic and Robust Cuisine of Portugal

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Carol Robertson shares her fascination with the country and its cuisine in lively journal entries and delightful drawings, while David Robertson's evocative photographs provide a look at the wonders of the Portuguese landscape and culture. The result is a personal travel book for lovers of good food. Portugal is blessed with a flavorful and complex cuisine that brings together influences from Europe, Africa, and the Muslim world. The simple-to-prepare dishes rely on pork and seafood of all kinds, as well as ...

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Overview

Carol Robertson shares her fascination with the country and its cuisine in lively journal entries and delightful drawings, while David Robertson's evocative photographs provide a look at the wonders of the Portuguese landscape and culture. The result is a personal travel book for lovers of good food. Portugal is blessed with a flavorful and complex cuisine that brings together influences from Europe, Africa, and the Muslim world. The simple-to-prepare dishes rely on pork and seafood of all kinds, as well as tomatoes, olives, kale, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, mint, and the silken magic of virgin olive oil. Treat yourself to a true taste of Portugal.

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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
Barbara Jacobs
A combination journal-cookbook reveals the charm of Portugal to those unfamiliar with the country, and acts as a reminiscence for those who are. First, a traveler's itinerary, accompanied by examples of traditional cuisines, covers a dozen of the most-frequented Portuguese areas, from the seaside resort of Nazare to the medieval walled town of Obidos. Next, more than 60 indigenous recipes provide a taste of Portuguese cooking, itself a mix of East and West gastronomy; potato and kale soup, cold egg pie with peas and sausage, bacalhau or salt cod in multiple dishes, and almond cheese tart are included. Neither of the two sections offers very sophisticated insight into the country's food heritage, but together they provide a decent first glimpse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556431586
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,363,245
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Robertson has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa, both professionally and for pleasure. She is an artist and teacher and makes a home in Juno Beach, Florida.

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