MAPS Hosting Portuguese Cooking Class Fundraiser With Chef Ana Patuleia Ortins

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FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is hosting a virtual Portuguese Cooking Class Fundraiser with Chef Ana Patuleia Ortins on June 9, at 6 pm, to raise funds to support all MAPS programs.

In this 1-hour Zoom class, chef Ana Patuleia Ortins will teach participants how to make a delicious Portuguese Shrimp Curry (Caril de Camarão) accompanied by rice, as well as a Chocolate Salami (Salame de Chocolate) for dessert.

Participants will cook alongside the chef and will be able to ask questions in real-time. They will also have a chance to win a unique apron, a copy of Ortins’ Portuguese Home Cooking Cookbook, and a personalized cooking class with the Portuguese-American chef for up to 4 people later this year.

Born and raised in Peabody, Ana Patuleia Ortins discovered her love for Portuguese food because of her father, Rufino. His cooking, coupled with the dishes passed down from her mother, Filomena, inspired her to learn about her culinary roots and document the recipes of Portuguese immigrants in her first book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking.

In her most recent book, Authentic Portuguese Cooking, she shares recipes passed down from family, friends, and many others she encountered on various trips to Portugal and the Azores.

To learn more about MAPS’ Portuguese Cooking Class Fundraiser with Chef Ana Patuleia Ortins, please visit

MAPS has served the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts and others since 1970. The organization offers a wide range of free health and social services through its six offices in Cambridge, Somerville, Brighton, Dorchester, Framingham, and Lowell. To learn more about MAPS, visit



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