Portuguese American Journal

Book: ‘Helena’s Portuguese Kitchen’ – Editor’s Note

The top Montreal Portuguese chef Helena Loureiro invites you to share her fascination with the flavors of her native land and explore its delicacies. Let her guide your discovery of fish- and seafood-based specialties and of dishes spotlighting fire-grilled or slow-simmered meats and poultry. Indulge your cravings: enjoy a black cod gravlax, a grilled potato or marinated sardine salad, shrimp in port wine sauce, chorizo clams, the signature cornbread-crusted cod or the classic Braz-style chicken. You’ll be delighted with the simplicity of these recipes that use only minimally processed ingredients. Take off on a gastronomic journey through 80 recipes, feasting on the very best that Portuguese cuisine has to offer.

About the Author

helenaloureiroHelena Loureiro was born in the central region of Portugal. Her passion for the culinary arts is confirmed soon: from 1983 to 1986, so she studied at the Lisbon Hospitality Institute and then worked in various Portuguese restaurants. In Montreal, Canada, upon her arrival in 1988, Helena perfect her training at the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec, graduating in 1990. She worked as executive chef at The Vintage and the nursery Alexis Trotter where she worked for twelve years. Helena became chef owner of the restaurant Portus Calle, a Portuguese cuisine restaurant upscale it opened on 7 March 2003. She regales her guests since its exquisite dishes that were matched by her warm presence and passion for her craft. Her restaurants — Portus Calle, Restaurant Helena, and the charming Cantinho de Lisboa eat-in and take-out market — have become Montreal institutions, and through them she shares the riches of Portuguese culture.

Book Details

  • Title: Helena’s Portuguese Kitchen: 80 Simple & Sunny Recipes
  • Author: Helena Loureiro
  • Publisher: Juniper Publishing
  • Date of Publication: April 5, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 216 pp.

Source: Juniper Publishing

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