Maria's Portuguese Table

Author and executive director Maria Lawton, a cooking enthusiast known as the “Azorean Greenbean,” blends her love of Portuguese food, traditions and culture in her cooking and travel series, Maria’s Portuguese Table.

Her food and travel odyssey includes stops in the heart of the Azorean islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, to vibrant Portuguese communities across the United States. Along the way, she discovers the influence of Portuguese cuisine throughout the world, and how it has migrated and evolved along with generations of Portuguese immigrants.

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Maria Lawton

Maria Lawton

Maria Lawton turned her preservation of Portuguese family recipes into a best-selling cookbook and a TV series.

Rhode Island

Episode #101 · Intro to the series. Meet the Portuguese experience in America.


Episode #102 · Discover a magical village in the Azores that located in the mouth of a volcanic crater.

Maia & Vila Franca

Episode #103 · Enjoy the only tea plantation in all of Europe and see how a delicious pastry is made.

Azores' Happy Cows

Episode #104 · Visit a Quinta, and then cook with Maria's family.

Island Origins

Episode #105 · Discover the Azores' Jewish roots, and taste flavors of Sao Miguel, Azores Portugal.

California's Central Valley

Episode #106 · From a Festa in Fresno to a Bloodless Bullfight in Gustine, CA.

California's Bay Area

Episode #107 · Discover San Jose's "little Portugal" and San Francisco's Noe Valley.

California's Sonoma Valley

Episode #108 · Visit cheese and wine makers in California's wine country. Then, sit down with a delicious meal and bring season one to close.