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One thing that sets my novels apart from other romance novels in the genre is the Portuguese setting. As a native, I know the people, the places, and the language. The details make it different, and, hopefully, interesting to the readers. It’s the culture behind the story—all stories have their own culture, and it’s up […]

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  • ShelliOctober 22, 2013 - 2:54 PM

    I love flan! And I had roasted chestnuts while on my mission to France. Good post, and something to remember to include in our writing.ReplyCancel

  • LucindaOctober 22, 2013 - 4:41 PM

    Thanks, Shelli! I love roasted chestnuts. Culture is an important part of a character’s world.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca JamisonOctober 22, 2013 - 8:05 PM

    I miss the soup the most. I wish I could duplicate it. I can’t remember ever eating lupini beans. I also miss bacalhau in all its forms.ReplyCancel

    • LucindaOctober 22, 2013 - 8:26 PM

      If you can find a good chouriço, you can make the soup, Rebecca. I have a few recipes on Pinterest. Instead of ‘couve galega’, you can use kale. I made it a couple of weeks ago, and it was awesome.ReplyCancel

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