George Mendes and Genevieve Ko, by (photographer) Romulo Yanes
In My Portugal, George Mendes, chef and owner of Michelin-starred Aldea, introduces us to the world of Portuguese cuisine, offering 125 mouthwatering recipes that showcase the wide range of dishes that come from this coastal country. The collection balances Mendes's popular restaurant recipes, such as his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, with his takes on classic Portuguese dishes, such as Salt, Cod, Potato, and Egg Casserole; Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri; Eggs Baked with Peas, Linguica, and Bacon; Butter Cookies; and more. His stories illustrate the wealth of culinary resources in Portugal - fresh seafood, savory meats, and crisp vegetables. With delicious recipes and stunning photographs of the country, My Portugal takes the reader on an unforgettable journey.
George Mendes is the chef and owner of Aldea, his Portuguese-inflected restaurant, in New York City and a fast-rising culinary star. He spent nearly twenty years honing his natural talent under the guidance of some of the world's greatest chefs before opening Aldea in May 2009. Mendes's restaurant won a star rating from the 2011 and 2012 Michelin Guides. Mendes received one of the industry's most coveted honors when he was named one of Food & Wine magazine's ten "Best New Chefs." Genevieve Ko is food writer whose work appears in cookbooks, magazines, websites and digital and social media