In My Portugal, George Mendes, chef and owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant Aldea in New York, introduces us to the fascinating and unique world of Portuguese cuisine. The book offers 125 mouthwatering recipes that showcase the wide range of dishes that come from this coastal country. The collection balances Mendes’s popular restaurant recipes, such as his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, with his takes on classic Portuguese dishes, such as Salt, Cod, Potato, and Egg Casserole; Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri; Eggs Baked with Peas, Linguiça, and Bacon; Butter Cookies; and more.
George Mendes was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s ten “Best New Chefs” in 2011.
'Endlessly fascinating, illuminating and useful.' Kevin Gould (The Guardian).
Land of sun, salt, wine, olive oil, bread and fish, situated at Europe’s south-westernmost tip, the Algarve is a place where ancient Mediterranean traditions continue to thrive. This book celebrates and nurtures those traditions, suggesting innovative ways of giving them new life. For several decades, Maria Manuel Valagão has gathered the popular wisdom and millennia-old expertise that shape local cooking. Here she shares her findings, providing context through a study of the Algarve’s history, landscape and gastronomy. Particular emphasis is placed on the anthropological and social aspects of the region’s cuisine, its produce, cooking techniques and food preservation procedures. This magnificent volume thus provides a comprehensive picture of the Algarve’s cultural heritage and culinary landscape, as enhanced by Vasco Célio’s photographic vision and chef Bertílio Gome’s contemporary recipes.
When the Chiltern Firehouse opened in 2013 it was an immediate success with the restaurant and chef Nuno Mendes’ menu at its heart. Lisbon-born, Mendes draws on influences from his career split between the United States and Europe to create contemporary recipes with an American accent. From the signature crab doughnuts to maple-glazed salmon and frozen apple panna cotta, Mendes delivers recipes of reimagined classics and bold new flavours.
Chiltern Firehouse: The Cookbook brings together not just Nuno Mendes’ recipes; it also delves into the Firehouse’s love affair with cocktails and goes behind the scenes of the Chiltern Firehouse with exclusive photography and stunning design.
'Nuno Mendes is a genius: forget everything else’ Zoe Williams, Telegraph
‘This is London's Best Restaurant. By any criterion you can think of it's one of the most enjoyable restaurant experiences we’ve had anywhere in the world’ Time Out London
In this travel cookbook, Nelson Carvalheiro sets out to tell the stories behind the people, the places, the villages, the products and the recipes that make Portuguese food unique. He believes that the culinary heart of Portugal is outside the big cities, so this project focusses only on peripheral Portugal. This is the Portugal that produces its own vegetables and milk, where people cook the way their grandmothers taught them. A Portugal that finds its origins in the nets of the fishermen, in the wood-fired oven, in the farmer's hoe and in the local eateries unknown to tourists.
Packed full of beautiful photography by Emanuele Siracusa and over 50 glorious recipes, this cookbook takes you back to Portugal's culinary roots.
Winner of the 2016 & 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!