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Everyone loves Mediterranean food. But few can
say what makes the soul-comforting, understated peasant food of Portugal
distinct from that of its neighbors. The abundant use of legumes and leafy
greens in its hearty soups and stews? The unusual combinations of meat and
shellfish? The wine and garlic marinated braises? The easy seafood preparations?
Or, perhaps, the luscious, egg-sweet desserts, from light meringue puddings to
rich, sweet breads?
Peppered with a lifetime of anecdotes from a passionate cook's years in a
Portuguese culture, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking draws us into an
immigrant kitchen where traditional culinary methods were handed down from
father to daughter, shared and refined with the help of the family and friends
who watched, chopped, and tasted. The recipes in Portuguese Homestyle
Cooking are of dishes prepared as they were in Portugal-but with the
measurements standardized and perfected and the commonly used ingredients and
methods fully explained. Novices and experienced chefs alike will enjoy
preparing these savory dishes.
A first generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants from the Alto Alentejo
region of Portugal, Ana Patuleia Ortins grew up with the ethnic
lore and traditions attached to the food of her ancestors. She holds a degree in
culinary arts and teaches Portuguese cooking in her own kitchen and at local
colleges. 9 x 10 1/4 256 pages full-color photos.