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A Tale of Three Dishes Part III

The last of my trilogy in the Tale of Three Dishes of elusive foods from my travels is different from the rest. The other dishes are delicacies I have been unable to replicate. 780 more words

Sadie's Snippets

The Pull of Porto

I’d been dreaming of moving to Spain ever since I got home from my university exchange in 2006. So naturally the first long weekend I got when I finally did move to Madrid, you’d imagine I’d spend it somewhere in Spain, right? 458 more words


Porto in 48 hours

Seeing as my time in Portugal is drawing to a close, I decided that I would use one of my three remaining weekends in the country to take a spontaneous trip up to Porto, the country’s second-largest city. 1,876 more words

Year Abroad

Francesinha à Rigor

Francesinha é um prato típico da cidade do Porto, em Portugal. É uma sanduíche recheada com linguiça, salsicha fresca, fiambre, carnes frias e bife de carne de vaca, e para finalizar, muitooo queijo, o qual é posteriormente derretido. 620 more words


Francesinha - A croque-monsieur on steroids

You haven’t really been to Porto if you haven’t eaten a Francesinha; which translates to ‘little french girl’. Mon Dieu! It surprises me the French haven’t raised objection yet. 295 more words

Move over, madame

I hold as a universal truth in my heart that almost everything is improved by being topped with a fried egg. (Maybe not desserts, but you know what, if someone were up to the challenge of making one work, I’d be happy to try it.) 286 more words

Out Of Town

Portugal Day 3 - Porto

On the third day of our trip we took a train from Lisbon and reached Porto around midday. We made our way to the city center by going to the beautiful Sao Bento train station with intricate tiled walls depicting Portugal’s history. 231 more words