Food

Observer Food Awards... the Cayman edition

The Jamaica Observer and The Best Dressed Chicken yesterday afternoon announced the inaugural staging of the Cayman Islands edition of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards at a function in Grand Cayman. Here (from left), Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville Walker; Vicky Wheaton, emcee ... Read More

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts. Satisfy your sweet-tooth craving with
Suzanne and Michelle’s “Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts” using CB
chicken wings! [Image courtesy Dwayne Watkins Photography and CB Foods.] Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts
Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS BARBECUE SAUCE 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp minced onion 4 c ... Read More

The fifth winner, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries senior secretary Doreen Green Campbell,
receives her WATA prize. Winners' Circle - March 19
Wisynco Group Limited WATA/CranWATA Brand Marketing Assistant Chrys-Ann Crawford (centre) presents t ... Read More

So far, interestingly, rising
temperatures have been
mostly good for wine.
However, some French
winemakers say over the last
25 years their harvests have
moved from late-October to
early-September. Also, some
warmer regions were already
reaching a heat threshold
beyond which quality began
to decline. The Impact of Weather On Wine
After listening to Professor Michael Taylor's recent presentation, "Why Climate Demands Change", at ... Read More

Branded - Mitchell Watson, marketing manager, Pepsi Cola Jamaica

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Pepsi Cola Jamaica Marketing Manager Mitchell Watson shows Thursday Life his favourite soft drink. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Mitchell Watson (MW): Based on my track record and accomplishments in the beverage industry I was recruited by a head hunter. TL: How long have you been in this job? MW: A grand total of 18 exciting months. TL: What's great about your job? MW: Firstly, I like doing what I love in marketing and working with some of the leading brands in the world. Those being Pepsi Cola, 7Up, Mountain Dew, Ocean Spray, Gatorade and locally, Ting and Ginger Beer ... Read More

A Passion For Liquid Gold

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Attorney-at-law Howard
Mitchell (left), his daughter
Erin of Select Brands and Brian
‘Ribbi’ Chung, Ribbiz director

Foodie News International brand ambassador Carlos Cabrera, the undisputed winner of a countrywide search for the Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador for Mexico, was in Kingston last week Saturday to launch Ribbiz Scotch Club at the request of Select Brands, which distributes Glenfiddich and Balvenie Single Malt locally. Ribbiz Scotch Club will host patrons every first Thursday of each month and will feature various brands of Scotch with extra-special tastings on occasion. Scotch Club membership will ... Read More

Two Sisters and the Lady Bee-Keeper

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

(L)The queen bee’s kingdom
&
(R)Up close and personal
with worker bees and
their honeycomb

"Nobody around here had ever seen a lady bee-keeper till her. She liked to tell everybody that women made the best bee-keepers, 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. It comes from years of loving children and husbands." -- Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees We love the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a gripping, funny and poignant story that uses the backdrop of the art of bee-keeping as a metaphor for life and the varied role ... Read More

A Jamaican Spin on old Irish Favourites

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Crab shamrocks with Dijon Aioli and
Guinness reduction

For Bruce Kidner, finance director at Red Stripe, there is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than hosting friends at home. And Tuesday, March 17, St Patrick's Day, was no exception. Kidner, who is British with strong Irish roots, prepared a meal that was reminiscent of his days in the UK. Armed with old family recipes and with an able sous-chef, notably Ribbiz's Ultra Lounge resident chef Alex White, Kidner commenced his mise en place. Recipe Corner SIDE BAR With the increased presence of ... Read More

Marguerite's Deck-Dining Experience

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Beef tartare, with shaved Parmesan, capers, extra virgin olive oil and crispy
crostini. (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Thursday Life delivers on its promise to bring you the main course on Marguerite's Seafood By The Sea restaurant and its top chef Cecil Jagdath. This landmark eatery has been a favourite of locals and visitors for many years and has seen quite a few celebrities like acclaimed international designer Ralph Lauren, actress Uma Thurman, film producer Spike Lee and golfer Tiger Woods enjoying its seaside deck-dining experience. With constant tweaking of its menu to ensure diner satisfaction, Margu ... Read More

Tasty Jerk

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Quarter of a chicken served with delicious festivals.

A food stop on our road trip to Westmoreland brings us to Border Jerk, a popular food joint for persons travelling through Mackfield, located on the border of Hanover and Westmoreland. This busy jerk joint has been operating for the last 12 years and boasts its own style of jerk and in-house seasoning. "Our seasoning is made from all-natural ingredients; no powder seasonings are added to our mix, we also use a combination of pimento, sweetwood and rodwood which also gives a sweet flavouring to ... Read More

Kamila McDonald - A woman on a mission!

Thursday, March 12, 2015    

WATA Brand Ambassador
Kamila McDonald goes
through an exercise routine

  Her energetic and warm personality coupled with her captivating smile will have you tuned in to her every move. Her fitness journey is an inspirational one which saw her conquering her weight issues to becoming a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. This phenomenal young woman is on a mission to touch and transform lives; Wisynco welcomes her into the WATA family. How did your transformation journey begin? After years of struggling with being overweight I hit rock bottom ... Read More

Winners' circle - March 12

Thursday, March 12, 2015    

Wisynco Group Limited’s WATA/CranWATA Brand
Coordinator Tashany Smith (third left) presented gift baskets
stocked with 15 bottles of assorted WATA/CranWATA, a hat,
a T-shirt and a drawstring bag to (from left) caterer Lauretta
Nunes; National Housing Trust administrative assistant
Rochelle Duncan; Ministry of National Security policy
manager Kimberly Brown; Industrial Commercial
Development Group Limited support officer Tricea Barrett;
and Victoria Mutual Building Society customer service
representative Eugenia Wilson, at a presentation ceremony
at the Jamaica Observer’s Beechwood Avenue head office
on Monday. The five women were winners of the Thursday
Life ‘Branded’ giveaway and were the first shortlisted
readers to provide the answers to: Name two of Bella Blair’s
personalities, and what is the tagline for CranWATA? The
correct responses were ‘Poonchie and Brittney’ and ‘WATA
WID WOW’. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

  Wisynco Group Limited’s WATA/CranWATA Brand Coordinator Tashany Smith (third left) presented gift baskets stocked with 15 bottles of assorted WATA/CranWATA, a hat, a T-shirt and a drawstring bag to (from left) caterer Lauretta Nunes; National Housing Trust administrative assistant Rochelle Duncan; Ministry of National Security policy manager Kimberly Brown; Industrial Commercial Development Group Limited support officer Tricea Barrett; and Victoria Mutual Building Society customer ... Read More

VIDEO: Setting Tables at Emancipation Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015    

Le Dîner en Blanc table
leaders and sponsors
enjoy a photo op.

Kingston rose early last Saturday. There was much to do ahead of assembling at one of the many Dîner en Blanc-designated pick-up spots by 4:30 pm: last-minute purchases of picnic basket fillers and final adjustments of dresses and suits to be made. Who knew it would have been so difficult to source white belts, ties, bow ties and shoes, all with the clock ticking away. Hairdresser appointments were a l'heure -- this was not the Saturday to be late or for power outages, albeit scheduled on ... Read More

My Diner En Blanc Wine Adventures

Thursday, March 12, 2015    

Terrazas Single Vineyard

It was while standing in the very slow eStore line to collect my wine and food that I made my wine discovery of the night. I was pulled out of the line to answer some questions about wine substitutes. One of the volunteers had an order in her hand for a Terrazas Malbec but could not find it, so she needed a substitute. She showed me the selection of wines they had available and that's when I noticed the ultra-premium Terrazas de los Andes Single Vineyard Malbec in ample supply on the table. "Tha ... Read More



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