Grandmother’s Recipe: Feni as Medicine

The workshop dwells into the traditions of the past, at a time when home remedies were tantamount to survival. Derived from the Sanskrit word phena, meaning froth, Feni was brought to Goa by the Portuguese, and the distilled liquour obtained either from cashew fruit or coconut also fulfills the medical requirement of combating common ailments. Through a street theatre performance, the characters of a traditionally rooted grandmother and her skeptical, progressive grandson elucidate the beneficial nature of Feni, narrating the role it plays in the lives of Goans.