Flavors of Portugal
The author gathered Portuguese recipes from family and friends for her Flavors of Portugal, so the book holds many surprises you won't discover in competing Portuguese cookbooks. Color photos pack a survey that also includes both cultural notes and insights on recipe origins and oddities. Dishes such as Traditional Oven-Roasted Sardines and Shrimp Rissoles make the most of seafood, so access to a good fresh seafood market is essential. Readers with such access will find this a very inviting guide to not just the cuisine of Portugal, but its culture.