Once a large empire, the influence of Portugal has spread far across the globe. This has included taking recipes from Portugal and combining them with the best ingredients from the lands in which Portuguese settled. Influenced by the Mediterranean and South America, the recipes that feature in this book are a mixture of traditional and contemporary dishes, inspired by the heritage of the Portuguese people. The collection of heirloom recipes also includes memories, stories, culture, history and traditions which all help to evoke the sights, aromas and tastes of Portugal. Written in both Portuguese and English, this beautifully photographed book brings to life the cooking traditions and true flavours of Portugal.