Food Stop - fabulous guide for tourists

| 15 December 1999 23:04 IST

You need not simply wander around with a confused face over where to eat and what to eat, when you visit Goa now.

Creative Ideas, a firm of young former journalists – Lester Fernandes and Sapana Sardesai - has come out with a fabulous readymade solution to all the food-related problems of the tourists visiting Goa.

It's called Food Stop, a 320-page colour guide, released recently by renowned cartoonist Mario Miranda.

"Food Stop is targeted at both, domestic and international tourists and will be a boon for housewives and cookery fans", says Melanie Sequeira, the editor. Whether you are celebrating with your friends, taking an important guest out to a business dinner or just taking a day off from cooking at home, help is at hand, she adds.

A special feature of the guide is the Restaurant Ready Reckoner that enumerates over 150 good restaurants in Goa, stating their special features, speciality, price range, etc. Food Stop also locates anything and everything to do with food and drink for shoppers, in a special yellow page section, from traditional fresh toddy to luxuries like pink mushrooms.

But it is just not a simple guide to search for joints but also a take-away-home gift for cooking enthusiasts. It contains over 350 traditional recipes, typical to the Hindu, Catholic and Muslim communities. So what you like, you can prepare and eat way back home.

Creative Ideas have also made the guide interesting with features on VIPs' favourite foods & eat-outs, glossaries, chefs' choices, calorie charts, history and local customs, fruit and vegetable carving and tips for beginners on everything from stocking your kitchen to cleaning fish.

And for those inclined to start their own food industry, there is a general guide to all the avenues available with essential requirements, as well as a special feature on how to grow your own mushrooms. Discount Coupons in the book also give the buyers their money's worth.

The book is priced at an invitational price of Rs. 125/- in Goa, additional Rs 25 outside Goa and also US $ 8. Besides making it available at all leading bookstores in Goa, it can be also accessed on the internet at http://www.infolineindia.com/foodstop.

Creative Ideas, a division of Wordsworth Communications Pvt. Ltd., has earlier successfully launched Getting Married, Goa's first and only Wedding Guide, also available at http://www.infolineindia.com/getting married.

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