Taste Portugal, 101 easy Portuguese recipes from Tia Maria's Portuguese Food Blog by Food Blogger Maria Dias and her daughter Lisa Dias will bring you a taste of classic Portuguese cuisine into your home. The recipes contained in this cook book are easy for the everyday home cook to prepare, they're made with simple ingredients, and they require basic equipment that most home cooks have in their kitchen. Portuguese cuisine is a simple and healthy Mediterranean style diet which consists of fresh fish and seafood, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, cheese, wine, olive oil, and egg rich desserts. In Portuguese culture, food has always been a central part of hosting social gatherings creating a welcoming atmosphere which makes even a stranger feel like family. These recipes will let you create your own special moments and fond memories with your family and friends. What began for Maria and Lisa as a challenging labor of love by simply sharing recipes on Tia Maria's Blog, has now transformed into a commitment of preserving the rich Portuguese food culture, promoting the nation's cuisine, and inspiring people to learn how to cook these recipes so they can pass them on to the next generation. Come along, and learn how to cook 101 easy Portuguese recipes and taste Portugal.
About the Author
Maria Dias was born in Portugal and migrated to the United States as a young girl. She is a self-taught Cook/Blogger with over 25 years of experience in the food industry. Currently, she writes and prepares recipes for Tia Maria's Blog and writes for Portuguesediner.com. Her 100 Portuguese recipes from Tia Maria's Bog are currently available in Microsoft's Food & Drink App for PC and Mobile devices. She has appeared on local a television station WWLP, TV cooking her recipes, and has been featured in various media outlets both in the United States and in Portugal. She has also written food articles in Western Mass Women's Magazine and has also presented an online seminar "How to Start Your Own Food Blog" via the United States State Department in Brasilia Brazil. Lisa Dias prepares recipes, writes and is the photographer, Illustrator for Tia Maria's Blog and Portuguesediner.com Maria and Lisa reside in Western Massachusetts where they continue their commitment of promoting and preserving Portuguese cuisine for the next generation.