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Azorean Cooking: From My Family to Yours (Book)

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Azorean Cooking: From My Family to Yours

By Maria Lawton

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When Maria Lawton was six years old, her family emigrated from the Azorean Island of Sao Miguel part of a stunning archipelago off mainland Portugal to New Bedford, MA, a thriving Portuguese community. Like many new Americans, food and cooking were central to Maria s family; her father’s vegetable garden covered their backyard, and if Maria couldn’t find her mother cooking on the first floor of their three-family house, she was sure to find her grandmother baking something upstairs.

Longing to recreate these important meals for her own family, Maria resolved to document the cooking that was a vital part of her childhood. This quest returned her to Sao Miguel, where she rediscovered her family’s traditional recipes.

Maria Lawton has a Emmy nominated PBS series called Maria’s Portuguese Table.

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