The Taste of Portugal

A Voyage of Gastronomic Discovery Combined with Recipes, History and Folklore.

Edite Vieira

Date Published :
February 2013
Publisher :
Grub Street Cookery
Illustration :
full color throughout
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ISBN : 9781908117403
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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ISBN : 9781911621188
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 7 inches
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In this revised and updated edition of her 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 flavoring 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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