• Food lovers will appreciate the varied cuisine in this book.

  • A Lifetime of Azorean homestyle cooking.

Deolinda Maria Avila

In this century of the Bicentennial, all Americans like to contribute to this special occasion. The Portuguese people, and along with them, the Azoreans, have contributed to help make what America is today, and will continue to do so.

A thought comes to mind. Azoreans are Portuguese, but their ways of living are different from the main land, and so is their cooking. For this reason, I have put together a book with good, delicious foods that Azoreans remember and miss....especially when they find themselves in faraway lands. Most of these recipes have been passed from one generation to the other by word of mouth.

The Azores are composed of nine islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 900 miles west of the Portuguese coast. Each island is different in shape, in size and in ways of living. Cattle, fish, cheese, butter, wine, sugar and a variety of fruits are some of the products that are exported.

All of these recipes were handed down to me from family and friends....all good cooks. And so to everyone of you, hoping you will enjoy all of these good and tasty foods, from the famous "Fish broth of Pico" to the desserts and liquors of the islands, here are "Foods of the Azores Islands".


Ser Açoriano significa, mais tarde ou mais cedo, ter de dizer ‘Adeus’... mas só por enquanto. Porque, mais tarde ou mais cedo, e mesmo que só por um bocadinho... acabamos sempre por lá voltar, para matar estas saudades gigantes que só um Açoriano as sabe.



The Azores islands

miles from Lisbon
first settlers arrive
Thousand Residents

Traditional Azorean cuisine

Fresh Seafood hearty stews and sweet deserts

The archipelago's many unique microclimates, abundant water supply, and the volcanic nature of the islands make it possible to offer a large variety of delicious dishes. Based on a rich and hearty, peasant-style of cooking


Caldeirada de Peixe

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Alcatra de Carne

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Arroz Doce

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Azorean Cooking

Given that the islands are so tiny, the archipelago's foods are remarkably regionalized, differing by island, town, and even vizinhança, or neighborhood.

Are you ready to start Cooking and enjoy ?

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  • So oft we dream of younger days of youth and childhood ecstasies, of home, of loves, of family joys, long locked away in memories. Is there a pathway to preserve the old traditions, taste and smell that often in our heart and soul in great crescendo swell? Today I found a trail, a key into a past to look, there all my childhood memories unfold before me, in your book.

    God Bless you Deolinda.

    Jesse Moniz - Sacramento, CA.

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