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LIVRARIA LELLO REPUBLISHES ANNONA OR MISTO CURIOSO, THE FIRST CULINARY MAGAZINE IN PORTUGUESE

2023-11-13
The first culinary serial in the Portuguese language, published between 1836 and 1837 and almost disappeared, will be republished by Livraria Lello in a book in partnership with Real Gabinete Português de Leitura. The presentation of Annona or Misto Curioso is scheduled for November 8th, at 9 pm, at Livraria Mais Bonita do Mundo.

The launch will feature the participation of prominent Portuguese gastronomy personalities, including the gastronomic journalist, Rafael Tonon, the renowned Executive Chef at The Yeatman Hotel Restaurant, Ricardo Costa, and the specialist in Food History, Guida Cândido. The presentation will be in charge of Gilda Santos and Ida Alves from the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura.

Annona or Misto Curioso is a delicious journey through time, bringing together a set of varied recipes seasoned by Portuguese tradition and culture, accompanied by parlor games, "digestive" stories from Portugal, mythological fables, poetry and short narratives that livened up the festive evenings of the 19th century and which will certainly amuse contemporary readers. A rare and essential document for food research

In addition to the launch of the book, Livraria Lello will close the exhibition "O Triângulo de Camilo", with the return of the manuscript of Amor de Perdição, by Camilo Castelo Branco, to Brazil.

The event is free to enter, subject to prior registration here: https://forms.gle/u4zDKx1TVtsc1ETf8, with capacity limited to the Bookshop's capacity. It will also be possible to watch the event via livestreaming, on Livraria Lello's Facebook page.
 
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