‘Cooking For All Seasons’ book launch in Luz

Lagos resident launches “special cookbook” at Fortaleza da Luz restaurant, Luz

The launch of a cookbook, entitled Cooking for All Seasons, Healthy Eating Throughout the Year, by Lagos resident Maria do Rosário Magalhães will take place on Saturday, April 9, at 3pm at the Fortaleza da Luz Restaurant in Praia da Luz.

The cookbook is a collection of Rosário Magalhães’ own recipes using seasonal, organic ingredients to prepare dishes that are both healthy and delicious. The fact that they are easy to make will no doubt appeal to the busiest among us.

It was Rosário’s 14-year stint as an economic attaché at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris that introduced her to different culinary experiences. Frequenting different restaurants, it was the vegetarian ones that impressed her the most, along with the growing awareness of the benefits of organic food.

Back in Lisbon, she attended cooking workshops, started experimenting with food and soon gave lessons herself. During the years, she has amassed a huge number of recipes. She was persuaded to publish the recipes in book form and, in December last year, it was printed in both Portuguese and English.

The book is divided into separate sections. There are recipes for Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and All Year Round. And as Rosário loves celebrations, there is a section on Special Occasions.  In the introduction, she outlines her philosophy on nutrition and healthy living.

Rosário has been resident in Lagos since 2013. Apart from relishing the wonderfully fresh air and slower pace of life here, she continues to give cooking lessons at the local Senior University.

Everyone is welcome to the book launch. A small sampling of food prepared by Rosário will be available.

Books (25€ with post included) can also be ordered directly from Rosário:

918 409 470 | rosariomagalhaes@gmail.com