With Flavour, Flair & Fashion - Heart Foundation launches Simply Red 2014

Grace Foods
offered Vina Maipo
at the Simply Red
2014 launch.

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica celebrates its 25th staging on Friday, September 26 under the theme Celebrating Flavour, Flair and Fashion. Fashion designer and executive producer of Mission Catwalk Keneea Linton-George has been appointed the event's Fashion Ambassador while Miss Jamaica Franchise ... Read More

Cinnamon and cranberry muffin paired with classic Blue Mountain-grown coffee. Coffee in the CITY
Home to the much sought-after Blue Mountain coffee — a premium commodity fetching top-price am ... Read More

Foodie news...Foodie news...Foodie news
Round Hill Hotel & Villas has been given the nod for its wine programme by Wine Spectator magazi ... Read More

The campers are all attentive
as they watch Marshard
Anderson prepare his pizza. Kids in the Kitchen
With the summer holiday in full swing, parents have been in hot pursuit of creative and fun programm ... Read More

Far East delights on aisle four!

By Omar Tomlinson | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Chef Mayuree Saipetch (left) and dancer Lalita Amorntheeakul (second left) were cheered on by
Kanya Amorntheeakul (second right), director at DITP, and Thalia Lyn, honorary consul to
Thailand, as they performed a traditional Thai dance.

An unexpected treat awaited shoppers toting shopping baskets and pushing trolleys at Sovereign Supermarket last week as they were afforded a culinary trip to Thailand. Authentic Thai cuisine, by way of live demonstrations, was ready for the tasting as Sovereign shoppers sampled fare whipped up by chef Mayuree Saipetch. The in-resident Asian chef at Couples Resort Tower Isle in St Mary, Saipetch, a Thai native herself, prepared Pad Thai stir-fried noodles and Gang Gai red curry chicken, which w ... Read More

Care For A Cup O' Tea?

By Omar Tomlinson | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Opening its doors just two
months ago, The Teapot has
quickly developed an ardent
following of tea devotees.

Keeping a promise to her dearly departed sibling Simone, who transitioned two years earlier, Jacqui Mighty honoured a pact made between them to open a tea shop. Mighty, an interior designer-turned-beverage purveyor, feels a natural progression assuming the mantle as director of The Teapot, which opened its doors at Sovereign Centre in May. "Interior design is not only about design but a lifestyle. Tea houses also facilitate a healthy lifestyle which has become fashionable worldwide, so it has ... Read More

Food is love, food is passion

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Kaci Fennell with her visually
attractive cupcakes. Proceeds from
her bake sale went towards
purchasing meals for those in need.

Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 contestant Kaci Fennell has food on her mind. "Food brings us all together," she tells Thursday Life in the midst of her bake sale, which took place last week Saturday in her College Green community. "[It] makes us feel warm inside and after a fantastic meal you feel fulfilled and ready for the world again." It is this warm, fuzzy feeling that the model-cum beauty contestant wants to replicate - as many times as possible - to those "struggling to survive on a low income". ... Read More

Six tips for enjoying wine

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Most red wines will benefit from
aeration, or what we regularly refer
to as ‘breathing’. Here, the wine is
being poured into a decanter.

While the enjoyment of wine is on the rise in Jamaica, there are still too many persons who have had earlier bad wine experiences that turned them against it. "I am not really a wine fan" is how they describe themselves. The instant I hear that I usually have a good idea what to serve them: an off-dry (slightly sweet), very cold white wine from a cool-climate region. Almost 100% of the time the response is the same: "This is not bad at all, I think I can drink this." Some might ask for the name ... Read More

Kimonos with sides of Fun

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

Chopsticks in hand, Larkland ‘Tex’ Green, supervisor of Kimonos Oriental Cuisine restaurant, is ready for his close-up. (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY)

Chef Larkland Green fancies himself an entertainer. Expertly handled live food preparation around the flat iron grill may have won him the title of supervisor of the Japanese-themed Kimonos Oriental Cuisine at Sandals Grande Riviera, but at his core, Green is keen on making the experience of dining memorable beyond just the food that goes between diners' chopsticks, or fork. He's also big on showmanship -- a mix of spontaneous singing and comedic repartee -- that forms part of his nightly arou ... Read More

A Taste of Sandals Grande Riviera

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

The dynamic duo of Sandals Grande Riviera Executive Sous-Chef Alberto Atiles and his pastry chef colleague Tenetia Anderson cherrypicked menu items from the Ocho Rios all-inclusive hotel's menu for us to sample during Thursday Life's recent out-of-town jaunt. The pair generously shared not only plates of their culinary creations, but recipes too. Why not give them a try? (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY) Mariner’s Grilled Coconut Shrimp Served with apple slaw and papaya-sweet chili sauce Ingredie ... Read More

Wine is complicated — Most people can't tell a Premier Grand Cru from plonk

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

A private tasting at a major
competition at Vinitaly in Italy.

I was introduced to the wine world about 16 years ago, and in my quest to hone my wine knowledge I have tasted wines with the world's top sommeliers and wine producers, attended a wide range of wine courses, acquiring certifications including passing the Level 1 Master Sommelier Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam. I have visited scores of wineries in Europe, North and South America, and after four years associated with a wine bar and reading a number of research papers and articles about t ... Read More

Denbigh Still A Draw Despite Low Volume Of Produce

Thursday, August 07, 2014    

This clever vegetable display from St
Elizabeth was all about hands!

Over its 60 years of existence, the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show has gained quite a formidable reputation for showcasing the best in agricultural produce and livestock. This year's show was for many patrons a tad disappointing. Several individuals attributed the reduced volume of ground produce to the prolonged drought that the country has been experiencing. "There used to be a lot more produce and it was more phenomenal in terms of size of the ground produce and livestock," st ... Read More


Thursday, August 07, 2014    

This well-appointed sign directed
patrons to the Dutchie Culinary Festival.

THE heady smells escaping from bubbling pots greeted the Thursday Life team as we made our way into the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre Sunday last. Final touches were being made to booths as eager vendors readied for patrons in search of Sunday lunch. The festival, a new and exciting addition to the Jamaica Festival celebrations, made for a perfect family outing. Even better was the fact that it was free of charge! Much thought was put into the layout; indeed, what better way to start lunc ... Read More

Serve red wines cool, PLEASE!

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 07, 2014    

Several bartenders have argued with me over the past few weeks about the serving temperature of red wines. At a recent function at a prominent New Kingston hotel, just by holding the glass of red wine in my hand, I knew it was too hot. I leaned over and quietly said to the bartender that the wine was a tad warm and that he should dip it in the ice bucket for about 15 minutes. "No sar," he replied. "Red wine fi serve hot, sar; room temperature, sar". Mortified, I paused, summoning my inner Eckh ... Read More



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