Azorean Cooking: From My Family to Yours (Book)
Azorean Cooking: From My Family to Yours
By Maria Lawton
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.