It is a collection of her own recipes that use seasonal, organic ingredients for foods that are both healthy and delicious. The fact that they are easy to make will no doubt, appeal to busy people!

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 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.

Everyone is welcome to the book launch on 9 April, at the Fortaleza da Luz, Praia da Luz, 3pm. A small sampling of food prepared by Rosário will be available.

Books (€25 with post included) can also be ordered directly from Rosário Tel. 918409470, Email