Joined: 22 Oct 2006 Posts: 296 Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:55 pm Post subject: Portuguese cookbooks (in English)
I just got back from my first visit to Portugal and one of the greatest revelations, along with the landscape, the architecture and the music was, you guessed it, the food! Although I think I've reached my limit on salt cod prepared countless ways and pasteis de nata for a little while, I'd very much like to try my hand at Portuguese cooking sometime soon.
I saw loads of cookbooks in bookshops throughout my travels, but let's just say that my Portuguese is not appreciably better now than it was two weeks ago. So, I'm wondering... can anyone recommend a good Portuguese cookbook in English? (or at a pinch, French?)
once you develope a taste for Pt [wines] you may find you want nothing else.....
actually there are quite a few Engrish versions out there...and i've got all those i wanted. the one i use all the time is by Jean Anderson whose passion for Pt food brings a tear to my eye. as does -Pt's answer to Delia Smith- Maria de Lourdes Modesto's traditional PT cookery book, which is a fantastic read if you have a love affair with Pt and things in it. others i have to check my shelf later as they're not within reach at this precise moment.
i recently picked up a couple of Macanese cookery books in Macau which i thought were quite interesting as they also combine Pt ingredients with local home cookery. we, people who love to eat have the Pt to be thankful for [well who do you think brought back spices from distant lands and introduced them to countries that have cuisines as we know today? ] i know i am thankful.
was there over the holidays and came back a pig and a drunk as planned i have some photos of the food and wines archived here with names of dishes [i took better notes this time] but stories that go with the photos are found somewhere else _________________ live to eat, drink, and travel (to eat and drink, wellofcourse.)
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Rachel, don't let saudade get a hold of you. once it does it will never let go. cheers
Coco, 10 bottles in 2 weeks, eh. pretty good for a beginner
i don't have a sweet tooth but this is my favourite breakfast in Portugal
one of my 'weaknesses' is the fresh cheeses. omg omg! i could eat an entire meal of chewy bread [rustic Pt breads are fantastic], fresh cheeses, and a bottle of vinho tinto, and nothing else. _________________ live to eat, drink, and travel (to eat and drink, wellofcourse.)
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