Starred Review in Publishers Weekly : "...Readers interested in expanding their repertoires would do well to consider this terrific compilation..."
An Encyclopedic Collection of Recipes from One of the World's Most Cherished Food Cultures
Ana Patuleia Ortins will help you travel to and experience the unique paradise of Portugal without setting foot on a plane. Portugal is known for its cuisine that while mild in spice, is rich in flavor. As the authority on Portuguese cooking, Ana highlights the fare through an encyclopedic look into her family's cooking and the country's history.
Embrace the flavors of Portugal and learn how to make all parts of a true Portuguese meal, from meats such as Madeiran Wine and Garlic Beef Kabobs, Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce and Saint Martin's Grilled Salt Cod with Potatoes, to sides of Sautéed Kale with Pine Nuts and Onions and homemade bread. Ana's step-by-step guides to preparing and cooking present easy-to-follow methods for the most delicious results!
Discover why Portugal should be on every foodie's list of places to visit, even if it's in your own kitchen!
"Readers of Ortin’s first cookbook, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking, bombarded her with requests for favorite dishes, and she obliges them in this outstanding sequel. Eschewing the usual selection of breakfast recipes and appetizers, Ortins doesn’t mess around, opening with a series of meat-based dishes (pork stew with cinnamon, wine, and garlic; Madeiran wine and garlic beef kabobs; roast suckling pig). She moves on to seafood, highlighting salt cod and octopus as well as soups, appetizers, and a number of breads and desserts. Artfully mixing the simple (sardine filets with garlic and lemon) with the complex (that suckling pig’s going to take some work), Ortins also takes time to include inventive riffs, such as the Portuguese croque madame that incorporates linguica sausage and beef, pork, or chicken, and a chocolate salami roll, a truffle-like dessert that uses crushed Bolacha Maria cookies to mimic the specks of fat studding traditional sausage. Though readers may struggle to find some of Ortin’s ingredients, which can be very specific at times, substitutions are offered. Readers interested in expanding their repertoires would do well to consider this terrific compilation and will likely find themselves in search of its predecessor if it isn’t already in their library."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Anyone who has ever enjoyed Portuguese cooking and longed to make it at home will find this an indispensable guide.” —Publishers Weekly
“Authentic Portuguese Cooking is an exceptionally appealing and comprehensive collection of recipes. Even if you're new to Portuguese cuisine, the recipes are easy to follow. The directions for the contemporary kitchen, along with notes on the cultural traditions of the dishes, provide us with a unique combination of both current and old-world Portuguese cooking. A must-have cookbook!” —Jacky Ankeles, WNBP Radio
“Ana's newest cookbook, Authentic Portuguese Cooking, goes deeper into the little known favorites of Portuguese home cooking. This book is a must for anyone looking for delicious Portuguese recipes with easy-to-follow instructions.” —Fel Medeiros, Portuguesedishes.com
“Ana is the real deal when it comes to Portuguese cooking. The recipes in her book are authentic, and I love that she gives you a story behind some of the recipes, which makes them special and memorable. She makes ingredients that might be unfamiliar to some, like octopus and salt cod, very approachable. I consider Ana's books prized possessions.” —Lynn Viera, How2Heroes