A visit from the Seven Sisters in Goa

A trip to discover the Seven Sisters has been on my bucketlist ever since I can remember. Manifestation led to friends who curated an Assamese Thali in the heart of Fontainhas @soulchefgoa, bringing their lovely cuisine to the folks of Goa in celebration of ‘Rongali Bihu’ – the spring festival. For the uninitiated- Bihu is…

#GoaTimes Mixology 101 feat mr.NObody

When and how did your interest in cocktails develop?I was someone who really liked alcohol. Growing up as a sports person it was forbidden for my training regiment. However with access to the Hospitality Industry, my Dad encouraged me to try sips of each spirit, if and when the need arose. How did you learn…

We The People- NDTV feat #NolansATwit

Rishika Baruah @rishika625 interacts with eminent experts from different walks of life and common people who share their opinions regarding current affairs on @ndtv Catch mr.NObody share his views- Tonight @ 9:30pm IST on ‘We The People’. #nolansatwit #goa #ndtv

Goan Insiders 50 Most Influential People of 2021- Nolan Mascarenhas

#gratitude Thank you @goaninsider for featuring me in the 50 Most Influential People of 2021. It’s been a challenging year for us all, this mention means a lot. ✨ Congratulations to all the folks listed. Much  light your way . Read all about it on the link below. Goan Insider’s 50 Most Influential People of…

ItsGoa chats with #NolansATwit

Your Name? Nolan Michael Mascarenhas Your loved ones call you: mr.NObody , Nols, Fruitcake Your Instagram handle is: nolansatwit The website or weblink you run is called: http://www.nolansatwit.com You live in Goa at: Porvorim If anyone were to ask you, “What do you do, then what would you say?” I make money via my Edelweiss…

HOLIDAY WINNING WITH #NESTLE MILKMAID

How goes the holidays? l’m currently enjoying mine with an overdose of sweet offerings, alongside a can of Nestlé MILKMAID for that extra zing. How are you celebrating your holidays? Do share some interesting recipes using Nestlé MILKMAID and stand a chance to win BIG! 2 lucky winners will stand a chance to win Vouchers…

Port of Call: THE Baltic Gastronomic Cruise

What does a Travel & Food Writer aboard a Baltic Cruise do? He cruises, walks, dines and makes merry over a couple of weeks, soaking in the Sun and Culture all around. 😍 Do check out some epicurean fare with a few monumental discoveries in tow. Magazine: Travel & Leisure Images & Words: Nolan Mascarenhas

Coffee Cherry Tea

Cáscara also known as Coffee cherry tea- is a herbal tea made from the dried skins of the coffee fruit. ☕ 😃 Often it is more than the skins that are used, and include the dried berries of the coffee plant that remain after the coffee beans have been collected from within. This native origin…

Voodoo Mumbo Jumbo

Cats. What’s not to love about them? Self wrapped up souls with a huge penchant for sychophancy, great candidates in many fields of the world today. Meet Voodoo. Yes, he’s Jet Black. A gentle boy, he came into my life at a time when i didn’t even have a home to call my own. Caught…

Wake up and smell The Coffee

A recent conversation with friends led to times of a different life not so long ago. I used to pride myself as a Coffee aficionado. From my personal Nespresso Machine to maniacal search grids on my travels to try as much of the variety of blends and aromas, my quest was endless. While many coveted…

Happy Paper Planes

I fly like paper,get high like planes….’ Sometimes ‘candidness’ in everything ones does, gets the true uninhibited version of what our souls truly are. At least on most count. Given our fast pace, well thanks to Covid19-21, Life has taken a minor pause in this ‘speed of light’ world we are used to. This is…

Goa Garnishes #Corona21 edition

This issue comes out at our worst Hour. The Hospitality Industry is bleeding with major chains and owners opting to close down operations. In the doldrums would be an understatement, as much as our stalwarts try to keep a brave face. After all, we aim to please. Food has been a passion for me, some…

Goa Garnishes in the New Year

2020 indeed, has been the Year of the Rat. While we scurried away to safety in the comfort of our home- The Rise of the Home Chef took prominence with many restaurants having to shut shop due to the pandemic. 2020 bounced back a little, with restaurants opening up while patrons thronged them with support….

Khordad Sal Mubarak!

Still reeling over a celebratory Birthday weekend of Gods and Prophets. While many of us celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with scrumptious fare and delicacies, our Parsi brethren celebrated Khordad Sal; the birthday of their ancient spiritual leader- Zoroaster also known as Zarathustra. He is credited to being the founder of what we now know as Zoroastrianism….