Postcards From Portugal: Memories And Recipes

by Tessa Kiros

Whitecap Books | February 21, 2008 | Hardcover

Postcards From Portugal: Memories And Recipes is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

Embark on a lavish culinary journey through the kitchens, markets and restaurants of Portugal.

Portuguese cuisine is one of the world''s most distinctive culinary fusions, its lush flavors influenced by several continents and inextricably tied to the country''s past.

Weaving together Portugal''s rich history and unique cuisine, Postcards from Portugal is a feast for the senses. Home cooks will learn to prepare the country''s succulent signature dishes, choosing from more than 200 innovative, easy-to-follow and family-friendly recipes. Over 100 stunning color photographs capture the essence of Portuguese cuisine -- from the fish markets of Cascais to the kitchens of Obidos.

Deliciously authentic recipes include:

  • Prawns with pin pin and whiskey
  • Watercress soup with mint, lemon and cinnamon
  • Fish in the pan with rosemary and vinegar
  • Roasted new potatoes with wine and tomatoes
  • Grilled squid with chorizo and lemon coriander
  • Melon sorbet with port
  • Coffee crème caramel.

Postcards from Portugal, with its delectable recipes and captivating photographs, is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.32 × 8.28 × 1.26 in

Published: February 21, 2008

Publisher: Whitecap Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552858898

ISBN - 13: 9781552858899

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories Of Portugal.... The layout of the book is in true Tessa Kiros style...beautiful layout and beautiful photos of most dishes. I've tried the Roast Octopus with Red Wine & Potatoes, it was soooo tasty....the Grilled Squid with Chourico & Lemon Coriander Oil....was really really good....Piri Piri oil which is always at my table, Pasteis de bacalhau (cod fish cakes), grilled pork chops with chourico & pancetta, stuffed squid, pineapple cake (delicious)....Piri Piri Chicken with the Tomato Rice....I have to say it was just as tasty as the rice my mom makes. All recipes are authentic and turned out amazingly. I can't wait to continue trying out the others. Some more recipes included: Prawns with Piri piri, Whisky & Lemon Seafood Rice Stuffed Squid with Chourico Roasted new potatoes with Tomatoes & White Wine Prego Rolls (marinated Steaks in soft bread rolls) Coffee Creme Caramels Churros Melon Sorbet with Port Prawn Pastries (these are delicious, I promise you) If I was to try and find fault, it would be the desserts & cake section...even though some lovely cakes were included, caramel cake, honey tart, pineapple cake...I haven't been to one family gathering or friends house in Portugal where Arroz doce (portuguese sweet rice) wasn't on the table...or Tarte de Amendoa (almond tart with a carmel glaze), Bolo de Bolacha (a biscuit cake) these are cakes/desserts that are very very popular in Portugal so I was suprised when I saw that they weren't included in the book. Still, this is a great book with some great recipes. If you love honest rustic food, then this book will not disappoint. Tessa Kiros has managed to capture everything I love in 254 pages.
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful pictorial and recipes **** I wandered in Indigo yesterday and had the pleasant surprise of finding this newly printed cookbook! What a pleasure- the pictures are lovely, prose is wonderful and recipes are authentic. It is rare to find a Portuguese cookbook and Ms. Kiros has outdone herself. I own several of her other books- Cloudberries and Apples for Jam- and she keeps topping herself!! The recipes are authentic, easy to follow and indicative of the Portuguese character and traditions. Bravo! If you have any interest in Luso-european cookery- run to buy this book right now!!!
Date published: 2008-04-10

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Postcards From Portugal: Memories And Recipes

by Tessa Kiros

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.32 × 8.28 × 1.26 in

Published: February 21, 2008

Publisher: Whitecap Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552858898

ISBN - 13: 9781552858899

From the Publisher

Embark on a lavish culinary journey through the kitchens, markets and restaurants of Portugal.

Portuguese cuisine is one of the world''s most distinctive culinary fusions, its lush flavors influenced by several continents and inextricably tied to the country''s past.

Weaving together Portugal''s rich history and unique cuisine, Postcards from Portugal is a feast for the senses. Home cooks will learn to prepare the country''s succulent signature dishes, choosing from more than 200 innovative, easy-to-follow and family-friendly recipes. Over 100 stunning color photographs capture the essence of Portuguese cuisine -- from the fish markets of Cascais to the kitchens of Obidos.

Deliciously authentic recipes include:

  • Prawns with pin pin and whiskey
  • Watercress soup with mint, lemon and cinnamon
  • Fish in the pan with rosemary and vinegar
  • Roasted new potatoes with wine and tomatoes
  • Grilled squid with chorizo and lemon coriander
  • Melon sorbet with port
  • Coffee crème caramel.

Postcards from Portugal, with its delectable recipes and captivating photographs, is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes.

About the Author

Tessa Kiros is the best-selling author of Apples for Jam, Falling Cloudberries and Twelve. She has cooked at London''s celebrated Groucho Club and in Sydney, Athens and Mexico. She lived in Portugal, where she immersed herself in the country''s culinary traditions.