Another Independence Day – September 7

Recipe by Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa, Maria de Lourdes Modesto, Photo by Priscillakittycat.

Recipe by Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa, Maria de Lourdes Modesto, Photo by Priscillakittycat.

Taken from Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa, Maria de Lourdes Modesto.

Taken from Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa, Maria de Lourdes Modesto.

Sometimes I get lazy and take a photo of the recipe instead of typing it out.  But let’s forget about laziness and talk about the quality of Independence.  The official date on which Brazilians celebrate their independence from Portugal is September 7.  The year, if you’re interested was 1822.  Everything happens for a reason and here we can say Brazilians got a few solid recipes out the relationship…not to mention lots and lots of land…and some breathtaking landscapes.

On another note, the cookbook, Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa by Maria de Lourdes Modesto, is infallible.  The book was given to me by a dear friend from Portugal more than 15 years ago and I treasure it.  Check with Google and you’ll see that the 2002 edition is available for 59 Euros.