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Salsichas- Fresh Unsmoked Sausages

Tasty fresh sausages, salsichas, as we call them need not be smoked. Very popular in dishes of clams cataplana or the infamous Franceshina sandwich of Oporto, you can make these up with just a little effort. Unless you have a walk-in refrigerator…
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Chicken Livers with Tomato and Rice

 Serves 4 Chicken Livers with  Tomato and Rice make a perfect meal for that moment when you want just a little something.   Ever wonder what to do with chicken livers besides adding them to stuffing or making a giblet gravy or chicken…

Celebration of the Holy Ghost

The celebration of the Holy Ghost,  Festa do Espirito Santo, according to oral history, originated from two religious experiences during the 16th century.   Since that time, particularly in the Azores, a celebratory meal of…

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup)

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup),  from my book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking,  is version which happens to come from the island of Graciosa.   Serves 6 1 small onion, finely chopped 5 whole garlic cloves 1 bay…