The Taste of Portugal by Edite Vieira

The Taste of Portugal – Introduction

The Taste of Portugal by Edite Vieira is a classic survey of Portuguese cuisine published by British specialist Grub Street.

Vieira provides us with a context for each of the recipes as well as a good survey of the history of Portuguese food. This is an important book for the library of all food lovers.

The book ranges widely covering topics Food and Tradition in Portugal to Soups, Bread Dishes (including Dry Soups!), lots about seafood, a section on meat including a discussion on Pig’s Haggis then a short section on vegetables before launching into roughly 70 pages on sweet things including puddings, pastries, biscuits and cakes among others.

And you can be assured that there is a recipe for custard tarts and a choux pastry that calls for a whopping 10 eggs, both from the Azores, those tiny islands that form specks in the Atlantic Ocean a third of the way between Portugal and the Americas.

The Taste of Portugal has been included in our Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks.

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