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The Taste of Portugal

Author(s): Edite Vieira

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It is amazing that in these times of passion for the food from every corner of the globe, the cooking of Portugal remains unexplored by so many, especially given its vibrant flavours and simple domestic style. In this authoritative and fascinating book Edite Vieira traces the rich legacy of her country's culinary excellence from medieval through to modern times lacing it with history and anecdote and a collection of authentically delicious recipes. From simple and wholesome peasant fare to elaborate celebratory meals, ingredients include salt cod (bacalhau) in all its myriad variations, cumin and oranges are both remnants of the voyaging past, green coriander is the main flavouring herb; essentially the food is the food of a country which grows grapes, peppers, melons, quinces and apples, and few other countries have such a repertoire of pork dishes. Fresh pork is much in evidence as well as ham (presunto), pork and red pepper sausages (chouricos) and black pudding (morcela), all foods very much in present vogue.


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'Everything you need to know to appreciate Portugal's delicious food.' The Times 'A delight to read, let alone cook from. Highly recommended.' Portugal: The Rough Guide

Edite Vieira was born in Portugal. In 1964 she moved to London where she worked for the BBC as a radio journalist and programme announcer in Portuguese. She is the author of many books including a collection of poetry.

General Fields

  • : 9781908117403
  • : Grub Street
  • : Grub Street
  • : August 2012
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edite Vieira
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 641.59469
  • : 256
  • : Full Colour Throughout