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The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe s Western Coast
The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast
by David Leite
Hardcover from Clarkson Potter
Media Published: 2009-08-18
ISBN: 0307394417
Winner of the IACP 2010 Julia Child Award for First Book
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Spain, Portugal is today's hot-spot vacation destination, and world travelers are enthralled by the unique yet familiar cuisine of this country. The New Portuguese Table takes you on a culinary journey into the soul of this fascinating nation and looks at its 11 surprisingly different historical regions, as well as the island of Madeira and the Azores, and their food culture, typical dishes, and wines. This book also showcases Portugal's pantry of go-to ingredients, such as smoked sausages, peppers, cilantro, seafood, olive oil, garlic, beans, tomatoes, and bay leaves--all beloved by Americans and now combined in innovative ways.
In The New Portuguese Table, David Leite provides a contemporary look at the flavorful food of this gastronomic region, sharing both the beloved classics he remembers from cooking at his grandmother's side, such as Slowly Simmered White Beans and Sausage, as well as modern dishes defining the country today, like Olive Oil-Poached Fresh Cod with Roasted Tomato Sauce. With full-color photographs throughout and a contemporary perspective, The New Portuguese Table is the handbook to the exciting cuisine of Portugal.
Portuguese Homestyle Cooking
Portuguese Homestyle Cooking
by Ana Patuleia Ortins
Hardcover from Interlink Books
ISBN: 1566567262
Everyone loves Mediterranean food, but few can put their finger on exactly what makes the understated peasant food of Portugal so beguilingly delicious and distinct from the cuisine of its near neighbours.Peppered with a lifetime of anecdotes from a passionate cook steeped in the local ways of life, "Portuguese Homestyle Cooking" draws readers into the kitchen where traditional culinary methods have been handed down generation-to-generation, shared and refined with the help of family and friends who have watched, chopped, stirred and tasted.Featuring over 150 delicious recipes - from hearty soups to sumptuous seafood platters - and accompanied by stunning full-colour photography throughout, this authentic cookbook is a welcome addition to all food lover's bookshelves.
Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters
Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters
by Cherie Y. Hamilton
Hardcover from Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781811813
Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters is one of the first cookbooks to encompass the entire Portuguese-speaking world! Enriched by over 70 new recipes, the expanded edition is a fascinating collection of 279 authentic recipes that illustrate how Portugal and its former colonies influenced each other's culinary traditions.

In the sixteenth century, Portuguese navigators circled the globe, conquering new lands to build one of history's largest empires, and at the same time carrying and introducing crops, food products, and a variety of culinary cultures to all corners of the earth. Fueled by the curiosity of a cultural anthropologist and world traveler, this fascinating collection of 279 recipes is the first cookbook to encompass the entire Portuguese-speaking world and explain how Portugal and its former colonies influenced each other's cooking traditions. The author also explores the impact of the Moors and Sephardic Jews, who added unique contributions to the culinary history of the Portuguese empire.

This appetizing volume is rearranged geographically, containing staples from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Goa, Guinea-Bissau, Macao, Malacca, and more. Each chapter is a mini-cookbook of a particular country or region, complete with introduction to the cuisine, culinary history, and recipes.

From famous dishes like spicy pork vindaloo from Goa, the classic bacalhau of Portugal, and all varieties of feijoada, to lesser-known treats like Guinean oyster stew and coconut pudding from East Timor, this cookbook has something for every adventurous gastronome. The 8-page section of color photographs brings the recipes to life!

Menus for religious holidays and festive occasions, a glossary of terms, a section on mail-order resources, and a bilingual index will assist the home chef in celebrating the rich, diverse, and delicious culinary legacy of this old empire.

Spanish Table, The: Traditional Recipes and Wine Pairings from Spain and Portugal
Spanish Table, The: Traditional Recipes and Wine Pairings from Spain and Portugal
by Winston Steve
Hardcover from Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423603737
Authentic Recipes and Wine Pairings
IN RESPONSE TO THE REQUESTS of his patrons, Steve Winson has created a cookbook full of tasty recipes for those specialty cooking utensils unique to Spain and Portugal-paella pans, cazuelas, cataplanas, and ollas. In a cheery and informative way, he provides the history and culture of the pans and how to use them. He also offers an excellent section on Iberian wines and ideas for hosting fun tasting parties.
So, when in the mood for something a bit exotic, this book makes it easy for home cooks to try their hand at a traditional seafood paella, or Clams Medeira, or Black Olive-Fig Tapenade served with a fine Pedro Ximenex sherry. It's a trip to the Old Country without leaving the kitchen.
Iberian/Spanish cuisine is currently "in fashion," with several top chefs garnering recent media attention.
The self-published volume sold 5,000 copies.
The self-published version of this book was listed as one of "1001 Cookbooks You Must Spatter Before You Die" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
The author is an expert on Iberian wines, ports, and sherries and leads wine-tasting tours of Spain and Portugal.
The author has stores by the same name in Seattle, Berkeley, Santa Fe, and Mill Valley, California.
Online marketing and promotions.
Print and web advertising campaign.
National broadcast and print publicity.
Co-op available.
In 1995, Steve Winston opened his first The Spanish Table store in Seattle, and over the years has added shops in Berkeley, Santa Fe, and Mill Valley, California. His small chain specializes in selling cookware, foods, and wines unique to the Iberian Peninsula. Winston is a true Iberianophile and is an expert on wines from that region.
Food of Portugal
Food of Portugal
by Jean Anderson
Paperback from William Morrow Cookbooks
Media Published: 1994-06-21
ISBN: 0688134157
  • An extensive bilingual glossary explains, defines, and describes
  • Portuguese food, wine, cooking, and restaurant terms.
  • With notes for cooks and travelers on the language
  • of Portuguese wine, food, and dining.
  • Wine notes have been completely revised and updated.
  • Color photographs of Portugal by the author.
Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen: Main Dishes: Colorful Recipes for Health and Well-Being
Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen: Main Dishes: Colorful Recipes for Health & Well-Being
by Georgeanne Brennan
Paperback from Free Press
Media Published: 2006-05-23
ISBN: 0743278593
With New Healthy Kitchen Main Dishes, you can improve your diet while enjoying recipes such as Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Apricot Salsa, Quail with Roasted Fresh Figs, or Tabbouleh with Lemony Scallops. This colorful series of healthy cookbooks takes a commonsense approach to eating right. Food fads and trendy diets may come and go, but your family doctor can tell you that you will never go wrong eating a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

We all know that we're supposed to be eating several servings of each of these foods every day. But you might not know that we're also supposed to be eating as many different colors of fruit and vegetable as possible. The naturally occurring pigments that give vibrant colors to fruits and vegetables also offer an array of unique health benefits, boosting your immune system and fighting common diseases and conditions as you age. These pigments and other plant compounds -- known as antioxidants and phytochemicals -- work in tandem with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep our bodies strong and well.

The amazing benefits of colorful foods, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts are being studied in labs across the country and touted by government experts on nutrition. But all the good advice in the world won't help you put a healthy dinner on the table. The books of the New Healthy Kitchen series -- Starters, Main Dishes, and Desserts -- will do just that.

The 60 recipes in these pages, grouped by the color of a key ingredient, offer dozens of appealing and easy ways to bring a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, and grains into your daily meals. Even better, 24 "Fresh Ideas" suggest simple ways of enjoying fresh produce as a snack or side dish.

With New Healthy Kitchen Main Dishes, eating right won't be a sacrifice or a chore. In these books, healthy food means good food, simply prepared and a pleasure to eat.

Flavors of Portugal
Flavors of Portugal
by Tania Gomes
Hardcover from Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 1592233961
by Edite Vieira
Paperback from Grub Street Cookery
ISBN: 190230439X

Very unfairly, the cuisine of Portugal remains largely unknown outside Portuguese-speaking communities. Perhaps it is presumed to be too much a poor relation of Spanish food to be worth exploring. If so, it is a pity, for, as Edite Vieira demonstrates in her classic The Taste of Portugal--now reissued by Grub Street--it retains a distinctive, vibrant identity.
Among the very interesting characteristics of Portuguese food are the presence, uniquely in Europe, of fresh herb coriander as a flavoring, a most imaginative use of clams and what almost amounts to a mania for salt cod. The Taste of Portugal gives a wonderfully rounded picture of this robust and fascinating cuisine, with its bread-heavy soups, its salt cod and fish dishes, its high-flavored stews (in one well-known dish, combining pork and clams), its game and its extravagantly sweet desserts, rich with eggs.
The first recipe is for what has become virtually a national dish: Caldo Verde, a simple but delicious potato soup enlivened with finely sliced greens. It was this soup which apparently prompted a British journalist to remark on the poverty of the Portuguese that forced them to make soup from grass.
Edite Vieira provides a lively commentary that puts the food into its cultural and historical context--a number of the dishes are of great antiquity--and is an absolute delight to read. --Robin Davidson

Williams-Sonoma Savoring Spain and Portugal
Williams-Sonoma Savoring Spain & Portugal
by Joyce Eserky Goldstein
Hardcover from Oxmoor House
ISBN: 0848725867

Explore the foods of the Iberian table, from the paellas of Valencia to the salt cod fritters of Oporto to the tapers of Seville. Part cookbook, part travelogue, Savoring Spain & Portugal celebrates the regional character and respect for tradition that prevail in the kitchens of Spain & Portugal. Beautiful photos and illustrations contribute to this portrait of a region where good food enjoyed in a leisurely fashion is an everyday affair.


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