Ana Patuleia Ortins is the author of Portuguese Homestyle Cooking and Authentic Portuguese Cooking, collections of traditional Portuguese recipes. A first-generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants, she grew up with the lore and traditions attached to the food of her ancestors. Under the guidance of her father, aunt, and grandmother, Ana started her culinary training as a young child, going on to hold a degree in culinary arts. Frequent visits to Portugal and the Azore Islands reinforce her love of Portuguese food. Visit www.Portuguesecooking.com or email: [email protected].