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Cholesterol Cravings

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

We had just been invited for a preview of the Sunday brunch aptly named ‘Cholesterol Cravings’. Well I love previews because they showcase all the exciting moments of the show.

Quick Bites

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

“I am feeling peckish,” I growl at Joe as we drive into Panaji. “Lunch?” says my ever hopeful husband, who never loses an opportunity when it comes to his favourite pastime. “It’s only 12 noon,” I yelp. “So how come you are feeling peckish?” he counters.

Traditions to the fore

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Are traditions still followed through in this day and age? Do our children know about the festivities and eating habits of our ancestors? With Carnival being celebrated with pomp and gaiety, I wondered if people around the globe believed in traditions too.

On the Boat Quay

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘There is a certain ‘quay’ to good food,’ Joe remarked as he leafed through the morning paper. Busy on my computer I looked at him in astonishment.

On the Boat Quay

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘There is a certain ‘quay’ to good food,’ Joe remarked as he leafed through the morning paper. Busy on my computer I looked at him in astonishment.

Tease and shout

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Why are India, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Pakistan in the news today? Ok, no teasers….we all have that answer. It’s the world cup fever.

Posh and Spice

By Odette and joe Mascarenhas
Brings to mind the Spice Girls does it not? But this is temptation of another kind right on the beach of Candolim – O Hotel.

It’s a munch, munch brunch

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Sunday! What a glorious day, supposedly a day of rest. But does that mean our taste buds need one too? No way, especially not when there are peppy brunches to tease the palate. So what does a brunch signify? Breakfast and lunch…and in one place they also served trunch…lunch and tea.

Food Talk

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

Have you ever wondered how Alice in that famous story ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was able to talk to the Cheshire Cat? Well, I was in my very own wonderland, seated in a pleasant garden, stars twinkling overhead, lulled by the sounds of the waves rolling over crystalline sand and listening to ‘Food Talk’.

Flying Fish…Drunken Prawns

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
The ‘Flying Dolphin’ lies along the Candolim coast. The multi cuisine restaurant started by Michael Mascarenhas way back in 1996 needs no introduction.