The Goan Association
New Year Extravaganza at Wandsworth Town Hall on 5 Jan. was a
sell out, with the capacity of the venue being matched. Congratulations
to the organisers!
Eye, 4 Jan: The New Year message from Ramona Da Gama, the only
female owner of a jazz club (See http://www.listen.to/blues.west14
) is: "we must start focusing on our community."
D'Souza, email@example.com: Ready-made
sorpotel was in great demand this holiday season in the Toronto
area. One prominent distributor sold more than 200 tubs of the
delight in 500-gram containers. His suppliers could not make any
more--it takes time and care to do it well. If you are a top-notch
sorpotel maker please get in touch--we are besieged with requests!
Letter from Dar es Salaam: Mohamed Athumani aka 'Fupi' and Mzee
Fupi retired on the 31st December 2001 after having faithfully
served the Goan Institute and later the DI for 64 years.
From The Daily
Mail Dec. 24, 2001. HEADLINE: Christmas dinner around the world:
Cynthia Mascarenhas, 38, is a chef. She is single and lives with
her mother Yvonne, 70, a widow, in a four-bedroom house in Ladbroke
Grove, West London. Cynthia says: Our Christmas meal is a traditional
Goan buffet. There is a Sorpotel curry, which is a definitive
Christmas dish made with pork and lambs' liver and thickened with
spices, and a chicken curry with Masala paste, coriander, cardamoms
and white wine vinegar, so it's hot, sour and spicy. Then there's
a fish curry with snapper fish cooked with king prawns, red chilli
powder, turmeric, coriander and lemon grass, thickened with coconut
milk. The main meat dish is a honey roasted suckling pig stuffed
with breadcrumbs, chicken livers, raisins, almonds, pistachios,
dried coriander, cumin, cinnamon, chilli, garlic and onion. We
balance the rich curries with sweet pilau rice infused with saffron
and mixed with caramelised onions, pistachios, raisins and almonds.
We also serve a tomato and onion salad and a raita yoghurt mixture
made with tomatoes and strewn with sweet paprika, garam masala
and cayenne pepper. Steamed rice dumplings called sannas are served
for dipping in the curry sauces. Light and fluffy, they're made
from ground rice, coconut milk and 'toddy' (a fermented coconut
juice), moulded into balls and steamed in banana leaves. For pudding
we have bibic, which is a layered coconut custard cake infused
with cardamoms, and brightly-coloured marzipan sweets called kuswars.
With coffee, we have deep-fried pastries, called newris, made
with fresh grated coconut, unrefined sugar, raisins and sesame
Cynthia Mascarenhas is the daughter of the late (died 1986) Anthony
Mascarenhas, the renowned Sunday Times journalist. (See: http://www.pressinform.com/lg.html
). Her father traced his roots to Sangolda and her mother hails
Dec. London. ANTHONY FRANCIS JOSEPH CARMO D'SOUZA.
Born 1932. Anthony (known as Tony or Bobby) worked in Kenya for
the Athi River cement factory and came to England in 1974 where
he worked for Bowaters Ltd and then John Lewis. He retired in
1996 just after he lost his wife Winnie. He leaves behind his
four children, Caroline & son-in-law John, Christopher &
daughter-in-law Eva, Johnny and Brenden and his grandchildren,
Eren, Jennifer, Christina, Rachel, Georgina and Daniella. (Info
Dec. Edgware. THOMAS (TIMURU) FERNANDES. (ex.
C & W, Zanzibar / Reuters, London). Husband of Janet. Father
of Judy/Victor, Caroline. Grandfather of Jonathan. He was a top
sportsman in Zanzibar. Funeral Mass on Thurs. 17 Jan. at 10.00
am at St. Anthony's Church, Garrett Road, Edgware, HA8 9AN followed
by burial at Hendon Cemetry, Holders Hill, London, NW7. No flowers
please - Donations to Cancer Research or Mass card.( Info from
Jan: Candolim: ALBIN MENEZES (BINO). (ex-Mombasa).
Brother of Brenda