Chef George Mendes was raised in a food-loving Portuguese family and after years of cooking with the best chefs around the world, returned to his roots with the opening of his Manhattan restaurant, Aldea. His critically acclaimed dishes fuse the flavours of Portugal with the global haute cuisine ingredients and techniques he acquired through years of training. In My Portugal he offers 125 mouthwatering recipes and the stories behind them, ranging from culinary childhood recollections to his insider’s guide to Portugal’s regional cuisines. In addition to a selection of his restaurant recipes, such as his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mendes offers his takes on classic Portuguese dishes, such as a warming Salt Cod, Potato and Egg Casserole. In all of his dishes, Mendes retains the spirit of the authentic originals while adding his own touches that make his food irresistible.