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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 there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking it and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog and amazing design and style.

    1. Well, welcome! And many, many thanks for the kind words and for continuing to share mention of us. We so appreciate it. Would love to hear which recipes you make as time goes on…

  2. Hi, I just received your book and I’m delighted. I had been looking for a book on portuguese recipes but more modern and this is perfect. I showed it to my mother and she would love to have but she does not speak English. Does it exist in Portuguese ? and if yes coud it be possible to autographed. I would bought it for her birthay. Thanks in advance for your reply

    1. Sylvie, thank you for writing and for the kind words about my book. Alas, the book isn’t available in Portuguese, only English. I gather from your lovely blog(!) you’re in Paris. If you do want to buy her the book anyway, send me a self-address stamped envelope and I’ll be happy to send her a signed bookplate.

      1. David
        Thank you so much for your answer and your offer. Yes I leave in France, in Versailles close to Paris. I bought your book I ordered it through a US vendor who accepts to ship to France. I could not resist. I received it and try a first recipe this weekend. O Bolo de Laranjà. It is excellent. We all liked it. Thanks a lot for your work. Actually I’m so impressed that I did a little note which I will published Tuesday 🙂

  3. Hi David! It’s a pleasure to write you and read that you are a Portuguese recipes lover. Do you have private/business e-mail to share with you some ideas about something that I read? Many thanks.

    Mariana Abreu

  4. david,i arrived at this site when i googled “why does my spellcheck say i misspelled LINGUICA and CHOURICO”? while i was researching kale soup recipes. since ive arrived here do you have one? i am currently planning my first kale soup at 48.

  5. Hi David, It was Christmas 1999 when my husband I went to Portugal as our last international trip before we had our first child. We had a wonderful time backpacking, staying in charming small pensions and seeking out wonderful restaurants, which we always found, even on our limited budget. Several years ago I ran into your book in the local library and had to renew it twice before unwillingly turning it back in. It brought back such wonderful memories of the food we ate there. Today, one of the meals my husband and kids always ask for is your delicious Roast Chicken with Amped Up Red-Pepper Paste. We’ve also used sweet potatoes when we had those on hand instead of regular potatoes and loved it. In fact, we are having it tonight. Question: what is your most festive recipe? What a treat to stumble upon your website as I search out your book to finally purchase my own copy.

    Happy Holidays! Crystal

    1. Dear Crystal, I so appreciate your comment. Thank you. Hmmmm, my most festive dish? Assuming you mean Portuguese dishes, I’d have to say my Grandmother’s Roast Turkey with Two Stuffings. Everyone loves it for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And you?

      BTW, I think using sweet potatoes in the chicken dish is genius. The One loves them, so the next time I make the dish, in they go!

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