Peppered with a lifetime of anecdotes from a passionate cook's years in a Portuguese culture, Portuguese Homestyle Cooking draws us into an immigrant kitchen where traditional culinary methods were handed down from father to daughter, shared and refined with the help of the family and friends who watched, chopped, and tasted.
The recipes in Portuguese Homestyle Cooking are of dishes prepared as they are in Portugal-but with the measurements standardized and perfected, the techniques explained, and the commonly used ingredients and methods fully defined. Novices and experienced chefs alike will enjoy preparing these savory dishes.
A first generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants from the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal, Ana Patuleia Ortins grew up with the ethnic lore and traditions attached to the food of her ancestors. She holds a degree in culinary arts and teaches Portuguese cooking in her own kitchen and at local colleges.