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If you bought The New Portuguese Table and have question, need some advice about a recipe, or want to share your experiences about cooking from the book, please comment below. I’ll try to answer as soon as possible. If you would like to purchase an autographed copy, click here.

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  1. Hi David, I read your article about you in The Portuguese Times, and i would like yo get a copy of the New Portuguese Table. I was born in Vila Franca do Campo on São Miguel, Azores. I came to this country in 1987. I also lived in Fall River, now I reside in Swansea. I’m very excited about your book because i love recipes. I’d like to try them all. I do hope your book becomes a success. I searched the site and i came across fabulous delicacies of yours. PS. David, can you please tell me if this book is available in Walmart? Thank you.

    1. Lubella, I’m not sure if the book will be available in Walmart. I suggest giving them a ring and asking. I was told Borders in Swansea will be carrying it.

  2. Hello David, I came across an article about your cookbook while surfing the Internet for the Fall River Herald News. For almost twenty years I have been living in the Netherlands but still time to time get homesick; the Internet is a great remedy! That’s how I found out about your book The New Portuguese Table.

    I, too, have a passion for cooking. Unfortunately, I discovered this after my grandparents, who were also of Azorean descent, passed away. All the recipes are now lost with them. This is why when I read the article I thought, Yes!! This is what I’ve been looking for!!

    There was a white bean and chouriço with chili pepper flakes recipe listed. This brought back memories of growing up at my grandparents house and of Sunday dinners in Fall River, MA. Still can’t get chouriço anywhere like in Fall River 🙂 and I do miss the coffee syrup and chow mein sandwiches.

    Do hope that your book will become available in The Netherlands soon! I’m so looking forward to the smells of my chilhood.

    Kind Regards, Kristine Malone

    1. Hi there, Kristine. You don’t know me but I, too, am from Fall River, however I now live outside of Philadelphia. Whenever I go to Fall River, I stock up on sweet bread, wine and chouriço. But you are so far away…Fear not! you can order the book from Amazon and get the chouriço delivered to you. David lists several shops in the references in the back of his book. Here is where I go…and they deliver. Hope this helps.

      Acoreana Chourico Mfg.
      210 Alden St.
      Fall River, MA 02723

      I also get sweet bread (massa sovada) from:
      Tonys Bakery
      196 Columbia St.
      Fall River, MA 02721

    2. Kristine, thanks for writing. A Fall River girl, huh? So glad the article brought back memories. There is indeed a recipe in the book—my mother’s feijão branco com tomatada, or white beans with chouriço in a tomato sauce. It’s very much the kind of food we ate growing up back in Fall River, and even farther back, in the Azores. I hope the Netherlands sells the book, and if it does, and you have questions, please drop in here are ask.

      1. David,

        Congratulations on the Julia Child award! It was announced here yesterday in Luso-Americano…my local paper now that I live in the Ironbound. I continue to use the cookbook constantly: more now that I have easy access to all the ingredients in the recipe; and I can taste and compare flavors in local restaurants to check my accuracy and/or preferences. This book is really a great contribution and I am pleased it is being recognized far and wide.

        All the best,

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