Mimi Jardim’s New Portuguese Cook Book: My Portuguese Feast


Portuguese South African cookery doyenne Mimi Jardim fueled by a love of good food and family and garnished with lashings of nostalgia. My Portuguese Feast is packed with delicious recipes for dishes ranging from everyday treats to weekend feasts, all accompanied by Mimi’s down-to-earth wisdom, personal stories and culinary advice. Want to know how to make the best prego rolls, prawn rissoles, custard tarts and chocolate salamis? Look no further than this book. This book contains all Mimi’s secrets to creating the classics of Portuguese South African cooking.

My Portuguese Feast also includes a section of recipes inspired by Mimi’s travels around the world, which provides a wide variety of culinary thrills. These dishes include a very special Argentinian steak, a moreish Mozambican chicken curry and – in true Mimi style – several decadent desserts. Mimi has developed recipes for iconic South African fast-food restaurant Nando’s since 1992 and the brand’s co-founder, Robbie Brozin, says in his foreword to My Portuguese Feast: “This book is a tribute to Mimi’s 50 years of cooking, teaching, loving, exploring and sharing. It highlights the flavors and tastes of Portuguese food and showcases the way the Portuguese cook – with their hearts and their souls.” With over 80 recipes, photographed and designed in Quivertree’s usual beautiful and inimitable style, My Portuguese Feast is available now at bookstores or via www.quivertree.com at a recommended retail price of R385.

Mimi was at the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet with her new book, My Portuguese Feast.