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London, or You Can Never Have Too Much Cream

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted. I know, but it’s like the more free time I have, the less I feel like blogging. And now, with TV in English and reality shows galore, it’s been like heaven!

So what are the chances that two very close relatives would be unemployed at the same time??? Pretty slim, but that’s exactly what happened in London.  My cousin Felipe (nicknamed Tico) graduated this summer from the renowned London Business School and between graduation and his new job, he enjoyed a whole month of staycation (because, as you all know, when you’re unemployed you have no $ to travel).

Anyhow, we were able to spend lots of time sightseeing, buying him new work clothes, bitching about the English and how London would be so much better without them (it’s one thing to see English travelers getting drunk, being loud and rude and culturally insensitive during our travels; it is yet another thing to see them at this high concentration in one place), eating at hole in the walls and cooking.  Lots.  And while we rubbed our bellies in disgust and lamented the sad state of our midsection, we just could not stop ourselves.

Our love of food as well as our gluttony is obviously genetic, so we took a fatalistic approach and decided not to fight against our nature.  We’ll just deal with the extra poundage later…

Our week of gluttony culminated in our strogonoff meal, where I cooked a big batch of strogonoff, almost all of which we ate in one, disgusting, yet delicious sitting.  And to top it off, we beat the leftover cream into whipped cream and had it with fruit–way to turn a healthy dessert into a calorie bomb! And then, as we sat together gossiping and rubbing our ever growing bellies, it dawned on us.  We had just consumed HALF a LITER of CREAM!

Anyhow, here are some of the food highlights of the trip..

Tico and I in front of Trafalgar Square

Tico and I in front of Trafalgar Square

Indian food around Brick Road

Indian food around Brick Road

Homemade bacalhau (salted codfish) with potatoes, tomatoes and olives (typical Portuguese dish)

Homemade bacalhau (salted codfish) with potatoes, tomatoes and olives (typical Portuguese dish)

Dessert at a hip Japanese/Chinese place

Dessert at a hip Japanese/Chinese place

Raclette with potatoes at Borough Market

Raclette with potatoes at Borough Market

Famous Brandisa chorizo sandwich at Borough Market

Famous Brandisa chorizo sandwich at Borough Market

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2 Responses

  1. Oh man, I miss Borough Market! The chorizo sandwich was the best!

  2. Wow the food looked amazing!

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