Eat & Drink the World Lonely Planet e-edition May 2020

Excerpt with Interview with LMPI (Goa’s Food Finds)

How did you come to be a Food Influencer?

Growing up in a family related to hospitality, deterred me from the food industry earlier. It was during my stint at Corporate where I started entertaining clients and prospects ever so often and the allure of a well plated dish captivated my senses. With my love for photography intact, I started documenting a few along the way and a decade later, I find myself placed here photographing my life and palate one destination and plate at a time.

What makes Goa so great for Food finds?
Goa has an innate charm of attracting people from all over the world. Some come here and never leave. With a heady mix of a multitude or cultural diversity food plays an important role in many expats and Indians spreading their roots across the Culinary canvas of the state. Influences are predominately intact with many Goan long lost traditions being revived and making their way into the culinary field by stalwarts who have been here since time immemorial. Being a tourist destination one has a myriad of cultural flavour that can be sampled here on holiday.

For the intrepid traveler- they can get a taste of everything global with a local influence. From the vibrant street food , read as ‘comfort food’ for the locals with their Ros Omelet and Cutlet Pao to Italian, Thai and Continental- Goa over the years has adapted to cater to world class cuisine being dished out on the fly.

This melange has a perfect symbiotic balance and this makes Goa unique in its catering to one and all, thus touting it as a Foodies paradise with sun, sand and the sea for company.

Could you recommend a few food finds from your Instagram (@nolansatwit) feed for us to sample next in Goa?

Neuri with dark chocolate gianduja
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByR18CSBkDA/?igshid=1bil14lq2ffa0

The Choo Chee Goong Laiseua
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqoaMQghiCM/?igshid=9cb5aaddgxjg

Shaptra
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU_nfP5AP6S/?igshid=wrusty3armui

Ros Omelet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxWy37YBsON/?igshid=pluhf4chh9vm