How to Clean a Fish - And Other Adventures in Portugal by Esmeralda Cabral

Coming May 16, 2023

How to Clean a Fish

And Other Adventures in Portugal

How to Clean a Fish is an inviting family travel story about an extended stay in Portugal, full of food and cooking adventures, language barriers and bureaucracy, and that irresistible need to connect with the culture of our birth.

"These pages are as delicious as the Portuguese food the author so enthusiastically writes about. Any English speaker interested in Portugal will gladly savor Esmeralda Cabral's genuine narratives as a tasty introduction to Portuguese culture's joys, appeals, intricacies, and mysteries. She is well-versed with food, fado, the language, and even soccer, but she has to negotiate how to feel somewhat at home in the complex web of subtle Portuguese ways.

Onésimo Teotónio Almeida, Brown University

Esmeralda Cabral is a Portuguese-Canadian writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes creative nonfiction, primarily memoir - stories that are often about the immigration experience, her identity as both Portuguese and Canadian, and her quest to blend the two.     More...