Food of Portugal

Food of Portugal

by Jean Anderson


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ISBN-13: 9780688134150
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/21/1994
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 578,818
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

The winner of five best cookbook awards (Tastemaker, James Beard, IACP) and a member of the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame, Jean Anderson writes for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Cottage Living, Gourmet, More, and other national publications. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Food of Portugal 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The recipes seem to be more restaurant-fussy type recipes and not family recipes. Too many recipes have tomatoes, potatoes, and bay leaves as ingredients. The portuguese larder is far more extensive due to world traveling than the author portrays. A BIG MINUS is the Author was not aware that portuguese sausages (linguica and chourica) are easily available in the U.S. If you're not in a New England grocery store, use a search engine, I know of 3 companies (with a mail-order and Internet) that produce these sausages. The author's substitution of these sausages does not give the same flavor to any recipe. Try making venison stew with beef, it is not the same. And lastly, having ONE recipe for Caldo Verde is like an american cookbook with one recipe for clam chowder.
tututhefirst on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Much more than a cookbook, this is a wonderful encyclopedic collection of information about culture, wines, cheese, sausages and hams, herbs, spices, and sweets of the various regions of Portugual. Anderson explores the influences of the Moors, and the shipping trades the Portuguese were so famous for.My introduction to Portuguese food came from my late mother in law. My husband's Aunt and his grandfather gave me more instruction in the family's favorites.This book has been well used since I bought it in Portugal years ago, but I'd never taken the time to sit down and read the introductory information until now. The first 85 pages are all the history and glossary, and then each section, and often, each recipe, has introductory material telling how the ingredients are procured, what section of the country it comes from, and how Americans can cook in their kitchens. A fun book to look at if you've never tried Portuguese food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Complicated recipies that don't come out the way a Portuguese person knows they should. Other recipies for the same dishes are easier to follow with better results!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book that teach you not only about the food but the culture od Portugal. I have had this book for years and have purchase at least 5 copies as gifts! The food is authentic and the author provides great suggestions for substitutions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Living in Portugal for the past two years, I generally have tasted the same dishes in Jean Andersen's cookbook, prepared the authentic way. With her book, I have been able to prepare those same dishes as if I'd been doing so all my life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Food Portugal by Jane Anderson is excellent! I really enjoyed it and the recipes are easy. I really like that she gives substitutions for ingredients, so you do not have to run out to the super market every time you decide to use a recipe. I highly recommend this book, and the food is delicious!!!