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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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Goa, a small state on India’s west coast, south of Mumbai, was colonized by the Portuguese. There are still, especially in the towns, clear signs of the Portuguese era: usually a Catholic church or two (some of them very grand), as well as colonial-style arcades, signs in Portuguese, and shop proprietors with surnames like Fernandes or da Silva.

Another remnant of the Portuguese era is the pastry shops, very good pastry shops. The meat pastries here were inspired by those we indulge