Recipe Book Suggestions

Can anyone recommend any good Portuguese recipe books? Either in English or Portuguese would be great.

I’m interested in learning more about Portuguese cooking as a way to understand more about part of my heritage that I haven’t yet explored. I’ve had very little exposure to the Portuguese side of my family, partly because when my grandfather left Portugal, he lost touch with family.

Any input would be appreciated :slight_smile:


I love Tia Maria’s Blog featuring many traditional Portuguese recipes - as well as many accompanying, firsthand videos of her making the dishes (+the delicious results!) She also has a recipe book available. My mom and I made her arroz doce last Christmas, which was delightful (the only thing I would have changed is the amount of sugar the recipe calls for :yum:) Happy cooking and/or baking!


@Hawa, Sabor Intenso is a pretty popular recipe website, with thousands and thousands of recipes :slight_smile:


If you are living in Portugal, (as we do for 6-7 months of the year), you might want to try to recipe magazines (at 0.50 euros) that are published each month by the grocery stores Continente or Pingo Doce. They have some fabulous seasonal recipes, often accompanied by articles that explain traditional foods for holidays like Easter, Christmas, etc.


Fnac is selling both books andaudio-books - The books are in portuguese.
Receitas portuguesea: Fnac audio books


Not a recipe book, but just thought you might enjoy these too:

Common Herbs & Spices in Portuguese Cuisine
Learn Portuguese by Cooking - 2 recipes submitted by one of our team members and his mother
Cooking-related Shorties

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@kadoucet - I live in the UK, so that’s out of the question for me

Hi :slight_smile:

You can still use online recipes from Pingo Doce, I love pastéis de nata from them. Another book I would recommend is Edite Vieira The Taste of Portugal ( )
p.s. I also live in the UK



I have Lisboeta by Nuno Mendes, very good!

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Thanks @debsshrimpo. I have that one :slight_smile:

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