Great Guns Social Chefs

Linda De Malo

Residency: 4 January, 2019 - 1 February, 2019

My journey started 15yrs ago working in Goa, learning my local cuisine in a 5 starred hotel, and working in a few other highly rated hotels.   A move to London brought the opportunity for me to work at starred west end hotels for the past five years. My First Chef residency was at the Old Nun head Pub then at the Hill Station Café in New Cross Gate.

I now want to take you on my culinary journey at the Great Guns Social cooking my native Goan Cuisine using fresh local produce.

Goan cuisine –with the many colonial conquests the produce, ingredients, and cooking methods evolved, the early Mughals influenced and adapted their cuisine with rich coconut based curries. The Portuguese arrival in the early 16 century and the spice route majorly influenced the culture lifestyle and thus formed the new spice –vinegar based curries, grilled and stuffed seafood, and spicier pork chorico. The vegetarian cuisine is untouched and simply divine with way less heat