July 21, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Dartmouth woman’s cooking display goes nationwide

NEW BEDFORD — Just after an abundance of “sour no’s,” a regional Dartmouth cook has finally acquired a “sweet yes” by landing a juicy offer to distribute her cooking show nationwide in June.

Maria Lawton is finest identified for her Azorean Inexperienced Bean foodstuff web site and for her cookbook “Azorean Cooking: From My Household Desk to Yours” — now in its 5th version. Throughout her e-book tour, Lawton said the most recurrent question she would get was, “How arrive we never have any Portuguese food stuff on PBS?”

Maria Lawton, host of "Maria’s Portuguese Table" on PBS.

It was true, seemingly every single other nationality experienced a person, but there was no Portuguese-themed cooking present in the full PBS catalog. “It has just about every culinary nationality on there. And I just wanted us to be there way too,” Lawton reported.

So, she took a assembly with Rhode Island PBS programmers to check with them herself. “They turned around, and reported, “Well, you need to do it,’” Lawton remembers.