Author Nelson De Sousa

Nelson De Sousa is a Portuguese food blogger and creator of the Facebook Page Cooking Portuguese Food and its companion website Cooking Portuguese Food (www.cookingportuguesefood.com ). He has been cooking since the age of thirteen and is passionate about food in general and Portuguese food in particular. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey Nelson spent most of his summer holidays helping his grandfather with his small farm in Murtosa, Portugal learning animal husbandry and agriculture. Later on in life Nelson did an internship at O Lagar Restaurant in Union, New Jersey where he worked under Chef Agostinho (Augie) Gomes , who is the chef de cuisine at Taste of Portugal Restaurant in Newark New Jersey (consistently voted best Portuguese Restaurant in New Jersey). Nelson is also the winner of the Rumba Meats recipe of the month for his Portuguese Oxtail Stew. In his spare time Nelson is an avid ham radio enthusiast operating under the callsign KD2CYU. He lives with his family in Raritan Township, New Jersey.