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Book: ‘Portugal: The Cookbook’ by Leandro Carreira – Editor’s Note

Celebrate Portugal’s vibrant, globally-influenced and highly influential food culture via more than 550 classic and contemporary recipes from the acclaimed chef Leandro Carreira

With its diverse cuisine and intriguing culinary history, Portugal is a top travel destination for food lovers worldwide. Portugal: The Cookbook gathers together dishes from every region of the country, including fish and shellfish dishes from the Algarve coast, hearty stews from the Douro Valley, and the famous and beloved pastries of Lisbon. Acclaimed chef Leandro Carreira has researched more than 550 traditional recipes for home cooks that encapsulate the breadth and diversity of the food of Portugal, a country whose immense culinary influence has spread far beyond its borders.


“An amazing guide and a beautiful collection of recipes that tell the tale of Portugal’s people and our gastronomic history.”– Nuno Mendes, Lisboeta

“Leandro Carreira debut tome is the ode to Portugal that you’ve been waiting for.” – Fine Dining Lovers

“A fresh outlook on Portuguese heritage and culture.” – Ana Gonçalves, TATA Eatery

“Best read with the eye of an obsessive, but also compelling enough to make an obsessive out of anyone.” – Eater

“If you can’t travel to Portugal, let it come to you instead with … chef Leandro Carreira’s new book.”  – Fine Dining Lovers

“For home cooks eager to learn about Portugal’s foods, this is a must-have.”  – Publishers Weekly 

“Enticing dishes…plenty of reading to get your teeth into.” – Waitrose Weekend

About the Author

Leandro Carreira cut his culinary teeth at Andoni Luis Aduriz’s restaurant, Mugaritz, in the Basque region of Spain, before arriving in London and working with Nuno Mendes at Viajante as Head Chef. His residency at Climpson’s Arch in East London, an exploration of regional Portuguese cooking, received five-star reviews. Londrino, his first restaurant, opened in Bermondsey in 2017 and his current project, The Sea, The Sea, in Chelsea has been followed by The Sea, The Sea Chef’s Table in late 2021.


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Book Details

Title: Portugal: The Cookbook

Author: Leandro Carreira

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Publication Date: May 4, 2022

Language: English

Hardcover: 448pp


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