Portuguese American Journal

Book: ‘Authentic Portuguese Cooking’ by Ana Patuleia Ortins – Editor’s Note

An Encyclopedic Collection of Recipes from One of the World’s Most Cherished Food Cultures
Ana Patuleia Ortins will help you travel to and experience the unique paradise of Portugal without setting foot on a plane. Portugal is known for its cuisine that while mild in spice, is rich in flavor. As the authority on Portuguese cooking, Ana highlights the fare through an encyclopedic look into her family’s cooking and the country’s history.

Embrace the flavors of Portugal and learn how to make all parts of a true Portuguese meal, from meats such as Madeiran Wine and Garlic Beef Kabobs, Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce and Saint Martin’s Grilled Salt Cod with Potatoes, to sides of Sautéed Kale with Pine Nuts and Onions and homemade bread. Ana’s step-by-step guides to preparing and cooking present easy-to-follow methods for the most delicious results!

Discover why Portugal should be on every foodie’s list of places to visit, even if it’s in your own kitchen!
Authentic Portuguese Cooking is an exceptionally appealing and comprehensive collection of recipes. Even if you’re new to Portuguese cuisine, the recipes are easy to follow. The directions for the contemporary kitchen, along with notes on the cultural traditions of the dishes, provide us with a unique combination of both current and old-world Portuguese cooking. A must-have cookbook! (Jacky Ankeles WNBP Radio)

About the Author
Ana Patuleia Ortins was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. In the 1930s, her father Rufino and his family immigrated to the United States from Galveias, a small town in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Rufino shared his culinary talent and passion for Portuguese food with Ana from an early age, showing her how to gut sardines or cut kale for the Caldo Verde soup. His tutelage, coupled with a zest for the traditional dishes inherited from her mother Filomena, who died when Ana was young, inspired her to learn as much as she could about her culinary roots and eventually, to document the recipes of Portuguese immigrants in her first book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking. In Authentic Portuguese Cooking, Ana brings forth a deeper look into the food of her heritage. Included are family recipes shared by family and friends as well as many obtained during trips to Portugal and from the Azores, the ancestral home of her husband Philip. Ana has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the Essex Agricultural and Technical School. She has contributed articles to Fine Cooking Magazine, Portugal Magazine, Seabourne Club Herald, and most recently, the online magazine, The Cook’s Cook. She teaches culinary classes and is a member of the Northeast Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. She resides with her husband in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Book Details

  • Title: Authentic Portuguese Cooking
  • Author: Ana Patuleia Ortins
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing
  • Date of Publication: October 20, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 400 pp.
  • File Size: 82594 KB


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