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Cookbooks of the Month for October 2013: The Food of Portugal and The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast

Next month we will explore two books that will introduce us to Portuguese cuisine. Jean Anderson’s THE FOOD OF PORTUGUAL and David Leite’s THE NEW PORTUGUESE TABLE: EXCITING FLAVORS FROM EUROPE’S WESTERN COAST have been selected as October’s Cookbooks of the Month. On October 1st, I'll post individual threads for reporting your experiences from these books, but until then you can use this announcement thread for general discussion about the books.

The voting thread that got us here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/916951

The nomination thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/916065

A general explanation of Cookbook of the Month, and a list of past books:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

Are you still adhering to a cookbook embargo or want to try some recipes first before buying the book? Join in on the fun by trying some of the recipes available online.

Food of Portugal

Hot Red Pepper Sauce (Molho de Piri-piri) http://tinyurl.com/qjb69ju
Shrimp with Hot Red Peppers (Camaroes de Piri-Piri) http://tinyurl.com/nts5ccb
Pineapple in Port http://tinyurl.com/kuoj95d
Chicken Escabache (original recipe uses patridge or cornish hen) http://tinyurl.com/kbsm8dz
Jugged Chicken http://tinyurl.com/n4yd3gs
Green Beans with Coriander and Garlic http://tinyurl.com/kagkwnv
Scallops Algarve Style http://tinyurl.com/mlayjye
Fresh Coriander Soup http://tinyurl.com/omytx66
Chickpea Soup Alentejo-Style http://tinyurl.com/qdda48e
Alentejo-Style Pork and Clams http://tinyurl.com/q2mqkae
Pineapple in Port with Fresh Chopped Mint http://tinyurl.com/qc9bd89
Strawberries in Port http://www.savorsa.com/2013/04/showca...
Portuguese Tomato Rice https://www.recipebinder.co.uk/recipe...
Bacon from Heaven http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recip...
Clams in a Cataplana http://www.cork-popper.com/tag/quinta...
Caldo Verde http://tinyurl.com/ppaklsn
Grilled Sardines http://eatinwithlynne.blogspot.com/20...
Rice Pudding http://tinyurl.com/qc4pyaa
Maria Eugénia Cerqueira da Mota's Roast Stuffed Turkey http://www.ochef.com/r133.htm
Pao Minho (Minho Provence Rough Country Bread) http://rustychefs.com/feijoada-bean-a...
Mayonnaise http://tinyurl.com/oznks43
Portuguese Chickpea and Spinach Soup http://tinyurl.com/pysq9jc

New Portuguese Table

Milk Liquer http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Azorean Kale, Sausage and Bean Soup http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Fried Stuffed Olives http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
‘Russians’ Nut Cake http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Caldo Verde http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Curried Mussels http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Sweet Lemon and Black Olive Wafers http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Clams in a Cataplana http://familyfoodie.com/join-us-for-s...
Spicy Molasses Cookies http://glutenfreegirl.com/2009/11/the...
Orange Cake http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/09/21/...
Green Olive Dip http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/09/21/...
Black Olive Risotto http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2011...
Amped-Up Red Pepper Paste http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/...
Roast Turkey with Two Dressings http://leitesculinaria.com/82912/reci...
Quick Weekday Roast Chicken with Potatoes http://theshiksa.com/2013/03/28/weekn...
Sauteéd Chestnuts, Onions and Bacon http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/...
Baked Custard Tarts http://www.ecoronado.com/profiles/blo...
Punched Potatoes http://www.losgatosfoodie.com/Recipes...
Lemon Mint Chicken Soup http://www.jwmag.org/page.aspx?pid=16...
White Beans and Sausage http://www.thibeaultstable.com/2010/0...
Sausage Tortilla http://doriegreenspan.com/2010/05/sau...
Momma Leite’s Braised Beef in Wine and Garlic http://www.food.com/recipe/momma-leit...
Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin http://projects.washingtonpost.com/re...
Chilled Fava Bean Soup with Apples http://www.bookendbabes.com/2010/08/2...
Portuguese Corn Bread http://recipes.pgplate.com/food/portu...
Mini-lamb meatballs http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/...
Pork Tenderloin in a Port-Prune Sauce http://chezus.com/2009/12/01/drinks-d...
White Gazpacho with Crab Salad http://food.mamiverse.com/a-portugues...
Sea Bass with Fennel and Orange http://theglobalkitchen.blogspot.com/...
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds http://www.guideposts.org/inspiration...
Alentegan-Style Pork with Clams http://oregonwinepress.com/article?ar...
Rich Fish Soup http://whatthefig.blogspot.com/2011/1...
Eggs Simmered in Tomato Sauce http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/s...
Fried Cornmeal http://www.projectfoodie.com/spotligh...
Grilled Shrimp with Piri Piri Sauce http://www.savorsa.com/2009/10/portug...
Piri-Piri sauce http://www.savorsa.com/2009/10/portug...
Duck Risotto http://leitesculinaria.com/76141/reci...
Scrambled Eggs with Salt-Cod and Potatoes http://tinyurl.com/6yfbwwf
Salt-Cod and Potato Casserole http://tinyurl.com/owpcw5m

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  1. Thank you BigSal! I especially appreciate links to so many of the recipes that are available online. My library has Leite's book available but Anderson's has a long waiting list (looking your way, any DC hounds!), so that's very helpful.

    1. Thank you BigSal, brilliant job all around!
      Can't wait to dive in.

      1. I'll be out of town but I've copied a few of the on-line recipes which look like they may appeal to my Father (who I'll be cooking for). Fingers crossed!

        1. Thank you, Big Sal! You did a beyond wonderful job with this whole thing :)
          I'm excited to see these books voted as the winners! Since I'll be in Portugal for the first 10 days of the month, I'll lay a little silent, but am excited to bring some of my favorite plates from that trip into my own kitchen!

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          1. re: alliegator

            Lucky you! Be careful what you say here, you may end up with everyone asking if you'll bring them cataplanas!
            You can be our expert when you come home.

            1. re: L.Nightshade

              50 lb. baggage limit folks :P But I'll definitely put up a pic of my spice haul!

          2. Thanks Sal. That's a Hello of a lot of on-line recipes you've garnered. It's going to help me decide if I need the Leite book. I already have the Anderson. Well done you!