Classic Recipes of Portugal
|Author:||SILVA MIQUEL DE CASTRO E|
Portugal's culinary traditions change with the landscape, from the north to the south of the country and from the sea border to the rugged, mountainous interior. This wonderful little book contains a compilation of delicious dishes that reflect the varied tastes of Portugal, and features ingredients such as leafy greens, garlic, sheeps' milk cheese, pork sausages, spider crab, wild mushrooms, chestnuts and almonds. Recipe highlights include the refreshing taste of Tomato Salad with Marinated Peppers and Oregano, a warming Chestnut and White Bean Soup from the north, dry salted cod Bacalhau served with potato mash gratin, smooth-tasting Roast Pork Ribs with Milhos (polenta), and the irresistible winter treat of Fried Bread with Port Sauce. With beautiful photography throughout, this is the perfect introduction to Portuguese cooking.
Miguel de Castro e Silva was voted Chef of the Year 2000 by the Portuguese Academy of Gastronomy and, in 2005, was selected as the country's top chef. In 2009 he opened two new restaurants in Lisbon, Largo and De Castro Elias, both with his unequalled signature. But it is at his own restaurant and gourmet store De Castro, opened in 2014 at Praca das Flores, where Miguel feels most at home.