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The West India Table - Part 3

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

“Our West India Table menu was a tribute to the way meals were served and eaten in the past, whether they were simple rustic preparations or refined feasts. If you examine the history of Jamaican cuisine, you often see the pairing of salted and cured meats with simply roasted... Read More

Cocktails With... Joelle Lodenquai

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

It's a thoroughly wet Thursday evening, and at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel's Gardens, the CB Group's Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) is not pulling the plug on the third night of its week-long culinary celebration for its event billed Crisp. The rain lets up, and the... Read More

The West India Table - Part 5

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

This year's Brunch at the Gallery experience, Sunday last, started in the form of a welcome table replete with desserts done by Jamaica Food & Drink Festival participating pātissier Nadine Hoballah-Burie. Positioned in the grand hall of the National Gallery of Jamaica and meeting the... Read More

The West India Table - Part 4

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

DESSERT COURSE: Jamaica Food & Drink Festival participating pātissier Nadine Hoballah-Burie's second act closed the festival's Brunch at the Gallery event Sunday last and with it the Rousseau sisters' retread of The Rock's culinary DNA. “The desserts that the Rousseau sisters... Read More

My Kingston - Omari Wright

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

What are your earliest memories of Kingston?Going upstairs to the now-defunct waving gallery at the Norman Manley International Airport, watching planes arrive and depart, and seeing the arrival of visitors to our beautiful country.  Read More

The West India Table - Part 6

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Protein and Produce: “This is the essence of how we eat here, where we combine some sort of protein with starch. You know it's always roast chicken and rice and peas or more in the colonial traditions of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or roast lamb with potatoes, so this section... Read More

Gardening - November 5

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

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It's 'Vintage'

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Above The Rock's rainy capital Thursday last, a winding driveway led a motorised convoy up to Jack's Hill residence The Manor, the venue once more for Vintage, the annual multi-course dinner party of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. From this unplanned caravan alighted valued... Read More

COCKTAILS With — Lebawit Lily Girma

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Lebawit Lily Girma, the award-winning travel writer, attorney and photographer who specialises in the Caribbean region, knows how to stop a room — effortlessly! Girma is as accomplished as she is stunning, having contributed to CNN, AFAR, BBC, Delta Sky... Read More

SO Gardening — October 29

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

 Dear Orchid Doc:I am new in the orchid world and would appreciate a few tips. Can you assist me, please?Vev Dear Vev: Read More

Campari — The Legend Of Red Hand

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Start the countdown... Read More

Shooting The Breeze With Savannah

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

On the phone from Los Angeles, where she's in the middle of moving into new digs with help from her mother, photog Savannah Baker is in Zen mode despite the frenetic pace of unloading boxes and sorting out house matters. We talk creative process, loving Jamrock, and the best spots to... Read More

Portland Rising

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

There's definitely something about Savannah Baker's Portland-lensed portraits. Arresting and infinitely compelling in their subject matter, Baker has a true artist's eye and through her lens has developed an uncanny knack of finding raw beauty in the denizens of the eastern parish which... Read More

SO Cocktails With — Christina Simonitsch

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

Second City resident Christina Simonitsch is an early riser, and true to form, she's up and at it to meet us for early-morning discourse to talk career and life reflections. The amiable Simo's Breads and Catering frontwoman, who just a week earlier wowed guests at her Trelawny family... Read More

My Kingston — Justin Lane Briggs

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

What are your earliest memories of Kingston?Landing and immediately hearing Barrington Levy's She's Mine playing on the hi-fi, and knowing I was 'home'.  Read More



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