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Portugal + India = Vindaloo

Ever seen vindaloo curries on menu at Indian restaurants?
The word derives from the Portuguese ‘vindalho.’

A vindaloo curry is just one example of an Iberian-Indian fusion cuisine that arose in the former Portuguese colony of Goa.

A favorite cooking ingredient, cashews, were brought by the Portuguese from another colony: Brazil.

The cashew fruits: used to make the local wine.

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By Giovanni Dannato

In 1547 I was burnt at the stake in Rome for my pernicious pamphlet proclaiming that the heavens were not filled with a profusion of aether, but rather an extensive vacuum.
Now, the phlogiston that composed my being has re-manifested centuries in the future so that I may continue the task that was inconveniently disrupted so long ago.
Now, I live in Rome on the very street where I (and others) were publicly burnt. To this day, the street is known as what I would translate as 'Heretic's Way'. My charming residence is number 6 on this old road. Please, do come inside and pay me a visit; I should be delighted to spew out endless pedagoguery to one and all...

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