Our first book is Portuguese Home Cooking by Ana Patuleia Ortins.
I'm about 5 recipes into it and loving the flavorful comfort foods right now. They're not the most attractive presentations I've prepared - more "ugly delicious" and soul-satisfying.
This is the post where I'll share YOUR experiences via the photos you send me. I'm hoping you'll comment and engage as we go...
from Amy Steiner
Amy shared photos of baking rolls and making the bean and kale soup. Her rolls would have been perfect, but life got in the way and they ended up over-proofed. Not a problem at all for flavor, just not as pretty as they might have been.
The upside of home cooking vs restaurant cooking: appearance isn't important, flavor is!
Nancy Kilkenny's rice pudding looks delicious...
It's inspired me to want to make a batch this weekend!
Rachel Giguere's creations
from Katee Neal: rainbow carrots and cute chourico cookers
Melissa's Market Adventure
I bought a food mill just so I can make some of these recipes, starting with the red pepper paste. The Gomes de Sá-style Salt Cod was my favorite dish so far. I made a half batch in a loaf pan.