Bringing Portuguese culture
from my Azorean table to yours
ADD SOME AZOREAN FLAVOR TO YOUR LIFE
Growing up my mom would make Sweetbread aka Massa for every special celebration, and especially for Easter and Christmas. I remember the wonderful aroma of the baked bread. it would fill not only the house, but also that the whole Portuguese neighborhood that I lived in.
Kale Soup (Sopa de Couve)
This kale soup recipe is the version I have made since I got married. I’ve always used my mom’s recipe, since my husband adored my mom’s cooking and especially her soups. I enjoy a nice bowl of it every once in a while and when I make it, it’s this recipe I follow.
Grilled Steak with an Egg on Horseback
This recipe was made by my mom. Adding an egg was an inexpensive way to add protein to any dish. But on a steak, it’s delicious and a perfect match! You can also find this recipe in my cookbook.
Welcome to the Azorean Green Bean®!
Born on the semi-tropical island of Sao Miguel in the village called Rosario de Lagoa, I moved permanently to the United States with my family when I was six years old. With a family tradition of cooking food from the islands, most of the recipes were lost to the ages because they were never documented.
I resolved to recreate as many of those recipes as I could to keep our family traditions alive. With the help of my sisters, aunts, and cousins, I traveled back to Sao Miguel and learned those recipes all over again, this time with a pen and paper in hand!
I’m bringing the rich culture and stories of my past to your kitchen through my cook book and television series. Saúde!
Maria’s Portuguese Table®
Maria’s Portuguese Table® is an award-winning culinary travel show that features Portuguese dishes and culture not only in the Azores, but around the world. We bring the culture and traditions of a small island chain in the Atlantic ocean to a larger audience, and also invite you join us for the stories and memories behind the dishes.
Where to Watch
More often called “do-it-yourself”, the program genres seen on Create® TV include viewers’ favorite public television series and specials on food, travel, home and garden, arts and crafts, fitness and other lifestyle interests.
Your Local PBS Station
Maria’s Portuguese Table® Season 1 and 2 air on stations around the US on PBS. Check your local PBS station for more information to see if we’re broadcasting near you, or stream it online at pbs.org.
Now available on the PBS app found on IOS, Android, Roku, and Firestick
Purchase Season 1 on Amazon
Maria goes on an 8-part food and travel odyssey starting in Rhode Island USA to Sao Miguel Azores, to California. Rediscover one of the world’s oldest cultures with her!
Azorean Cooking: From My Table to Yours
Azorean Cooking will transport you to a kitchen as fragrant as your grandmother’s. No matter your heritage, this charming cookbook is a pleasure, providing the perfect introduction to the culture, food, and heritage of this remarkable region. (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases).
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