Milena Rodrigues grew up in a Portuguese household where eating hearty homemade meals prepared with love was a daily occurrence. In her collection of traditional recipes, Milena shares simple dishes for anyone who enjoys Portuguese food, especially Luso descendants interested in recreating the food that their mothers, grandmothers and even fathers once cooked. Within beloved recipes, which include the common ingredient of love, Milena provides anecdotes about her family, as well as easy-to-follow instructions to create delicious appetizers, soups, main dishes, desserts and breads. From littleneck clams with garlic and wine sauce to salted cod (“bacalhau”) with onions to pork cutlet sandwiches to fava bean stew and finally, sweet goodies that include sweet rice and meringue soufflé. Milena leads home cooks down a tantalizing path of comforting foods infused with bold flavors...