Since the times of D. Dinis, one of the main ingredients of the portuguese cuisine is Bacalhau, dried and salted codfish. Till the 19th century, most of the bacalhau was imported.
Dona Henriqᵫta Emília da Conceição startet her life in poverty. After her father had left the family alone, she became an orphan with seven, when her mother died. She was raised by an aunt of her and started working at a very young age. When turning 16, she decided to take life into her own hands.
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