ONLINE EXPERIENCE

How to make Portugal's famous sandwich

Online experience hosted by Emma

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

One of Portugal's most iconic dishes, Francsinha is a sandwich that will touch your heart in several ways. From the comfort of your kitchen, I want to take you on a journey to my hometown. Apart from mastering the making of what many say to be the "world's most caloric sandwich", we will also talk about the city and its history, the creator of this dish and his misadventures, and how a simple sandwich can hold on it the spirit of a city. We will kick things off by getting to know each other while enjoying the well-earned chef's drink. We will then talk a bit about Porto, its history and people, and the creation of Francesinha. Once it's time to get our hands dirty, we will start with the sauce, which is the secret of Francesinha. I will teach you my own recipe, achieved after many years of investigation having a few hundred Francesinhas across Porto. As the ingredients around the world will differ, let me know what you are using. We might find out the next winning secret sauce!! Once we have the sauce under control, we will start preparing the sandwich, assembling layer by layer, covering a few tips for it to stand together perfectly. At the end of the hard work, your reward will come with the spilling of the sauce over the Francesinha. An oddly satisfying moment that everyone looks for when having one. By the end of our time together, no sandwich will ever be the same!
One of Portugal's most iconic dishes, Francsinha is a sandwich that will touch your heart in several ways. From the comfort of your kitchen, I want to take you on a journey to my hometown. Apart from mastering the making of what many say to be the "world's most caloric sandwich", we will also talk about the city and its history, the creator of this dish and his misadventures, and how a simple sandwich can hold on it the spirit of a city. We will…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
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  • Book for a private group
    Emma can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at £85.

What to bring

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 100ml of Tomato Paste
  • Olive Oil
  • Worcestershire Sauce

Meet your host, Emma

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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Hi! I am Marcos a food and history lover!

After spending many years taking people around Europe and Africa as Trip Manager for Contiki, I've decided to do what I love at the place I know and love the best - my hometown.

As a good Portuense (Porto inhabitant) I have a love relationship with all the good things in life: food, music, wine ... and I want to share those passions with you so you fall as in love with this city as I have done.

When we can travel again I hope to take you on trips in Portugal and across the whole of Europe with the travel company, Contiki. To find out more please visit our website contiki.com and explore all the destinations we travel to.
Hi! I am Marcos a food and history lover!

After spending many years taking people around Europe and Africa as Trip Manager for Contiki, I've decided to do what I love at the place I know and love the best - my hometown.

As a good Portuense (Porto inhabitant) I have a love relationship with all the good things in life: food, music, wine ... and I want to share those passions with you so you fall as in love with this city as I have done.

When we can travel again I…
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