Portuguese American Journal

Book: ‘Classic Recipes of Portugal’ – Editor’s Note

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, sheep’s 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.

About the Author

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 Praça das Flores, where Miguel feels most at home.

About the Photographer

William Lingwood is one of London’s most established food photographers, and after nearly 20 years shooting food and drink he continues to lead the pack with his innovation and visual clarity. His depth of experience means that he is confident working with any photographic discipline; digital or analogue capture, flash or daylight, studio or location, and commissions so far this year have put all these to the test. William has shot editorial features for House and Gardens, Sunday Times Magazine, and Sainsbury’s Magazine; illustrated books including Mighty Spice Express by John Gregory-Smith; and worked on campaigns for BirdsEye, packaging for Marks and Spencer, and most recently shot Christmas for Sainsbury’s print and Internet media.

Book Details

  • Title: Classic Recipes of Portugal: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes
  • Author: Miguel de Castro E. Silva
  • Photographer: William Lingwood
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books
  • Date of Publication: November 7, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 64 pp.

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