Samba Montclair

About the Book

The Samba Montclair Cookbook: Authentic Home-style Brazilian Recipes and Reminiscences, by Ilson Goncalves, features recipes from the author’s native Brazil which have become favorites at his restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey.

Through these recipes, Chef Goncalves is transported to his childhood, when he learned to cook watching his mother in their home kitchen and at her popular restaurant in the city of Blumenau. There are dishes his mom and grandmothers would serve at large family gatherings, as well as meals that were staples of their diets. These women taught him not only how to cook, but how to appreciate the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables growing right in his back yard.

The nearly 100-page volume tells the story of Goncalves’ evolution as a chef, his arrival in the United States with just a few dollars in his pocket, and his continuing commitment to creating fresh and healthful food. Throughout the recipe pages, he shares tips for making the perfect rice, the secret ingredient in his caramel flan and more.

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