Friday, June 20, 2008

I love Food


No outro dia, enquanto "passeava" pela Amazon, deparei-me com uma bela surpresa...e não lhe pude resistir :) Eu já adorava os livros da Tessa Kiros (este e este fazem parte da minha "biblioteca"), mas este tem um encanto especial porque é acerca da minha comida favorita, a portuguesa :) Oh...que alegria! ADORO este livro!!

The other day, while I was "strowling" through Amazon, I came across this beautiful surprise...and I couldn't resist it :) I alreday loved Tessa Kiros books (this one & this one are part of my "library"), but this book is special because is about my favourite food, the portugueses food :) Oh...the joy! I LOVE this book!!

A Tessa diz que teria ido a Portugal só pelos pastéis de nata..."esquecendo o frango com piri-piri, as gambas grelhadas, as sardinhas e os "pregos". Oh, e pelos azulejos, vinho e fado. Mas ninguém me falou do pão. Ou da simpatia dos portugueses." Muitas das coisas que a Tessa menciona no livro fazem-me recordar momentos deliciosos da minha infância...como quando eu contava os dias para comer uma bola de berlim "fresquinha" todos os sábados no café do meu padrinho Amílcar ou como eu adorava ir ver a minha Avó Ana a fazer pão no forno tradicional que tinha no quintal :) Enfim...com uma infância assim, como é que eu poderia não gostar (tanto) de comida? :)

Tessa said "I would have come here just for pastéis de nata. Never mind the piri piri flattened chicken, grilled prawns, sardines and prego rolls. Oh, and for azulejos, wine and fado. But nobody told me about the bread. Or about the kindness of the Portuguese people." Many of the things that Tessa talks about in the book remind me of delicious moments of my childhood...like when I counted the days to eat a "fresh" bola de berlim (cake) every saturday in my godfather Amílcar's coffe shop or like when I loved to go to my grandmother Ana's house and watch her making bread in the tradicional oven that she had in the backgarden :) With a childhod like this, how could I not like food (so much)? :)

6 comments:

Magnólia said...

Tu e grande parte dos pintos, né?
LOL!!!
Breve vou escrever-te.... hoje tive com o teu papa.... gostava de combinar um jantar de primos..... mas gostava de saber quando vais estar por Pinhel.....
Beijinhos priminha.....

Anonymous said...

Does this book contain the recipe for Bola de Berlin?? My husband talks about them and how delicious they are. I have not found the recipe anywhere! Can you help me??? I want to make him some.

Ana Salomé said...

Hi there. No, this book doesn't have the recipe for Bola de Berlim but the book "Docaria Popular Portugesa - Popular Portuguese Confectionery" (that you can see in a post under my "cooking" label)has it on page 16. You can by this book on www.fnac.pt or you can send me your email & I'll send you the recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I will look that book up! Here is my email for the recipe! amricnhunee@hotmail.com I greatly appreciate it!!! You have made my day!!! I just want you to know that I have enjoyed reading your blog! I will definitely try some of the other recipes you have on your site! Thank you so much!



Thank you sooo much!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ana,
i just came across your blog on the internet while i was doing a google search for bolas de berlin. i lived in Portugal about 16 yrs. ago and loved eating those things. i've been trying to find a recipe for them for years but have never been able to find anything. i live in the U.S. in Portland, Oregon and have been telling my wife and kids about bolas for years. i don't think donuts here even compare to bolas. anyways, i was wondering if i might be able to get the recipe if it wouldn't be too much trouble. if it is then no worries.

thanks,
joe wilkinson
wilkfour2000@yahoo.com

james and andrea said...

Ola Ana!

Eu tambem gosto muito das bolas de berlin...I would LOVE it if you could send me the recipe, also.

Muito Obrigada!

Andrea
Adklarson@gmail.com