Saturday, 13 September 2014
It's one of the most popular northern Portuguese delights, and people fight to have the best recipe. Overall it's nothing more than a complex sandwich, with melted cheese on top and if you desire a sun side up egg. French fries, and of course the thing that makes it a Francesinha, the sauce. And it's that sauce that is so delicious and makes you come back, it's the tenderness of the meat, and all the goodness put together, that makes the ultimate sandwich/meal. This particular francesinha is from Ze.Come, in Vila Real, but the most popular in the country are the ones from Porto. I don't like them, personally. But that's a personal choice of taste. Try them and then decide. You might find that you don't like it at first, but when you find a special one, you won't want to leave.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
|Masterchef pose, always beautiful.|
These are the reasons I'm so passionate about food, it's something we cannot live without, so why not make it beautiful? The art behind food, the mix of visual and sensory stimuli, is the main reason why I never want to stop cooking.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
|Duck Rice (after serving...because people can't contain themselves)|
The week before making this, I was in Lisbon, and wanted to do this with friends from college, but got with a small cold and didn't feel up to the job.
But as soon as I got to m hometown, I did it! This is one of the classic Portuguese dishes, and although it is very time consuming, it's very tender, crispy, flavoursome, and true comfort food. One of my favourites. It was amazing as always.