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Lenten (Lighten) up your Chicken

The start of Lent brings a rethink of the way we eat. We want to go lighter, perhaps even less indulgent, but there is no reason to give up on flavour. Here escoveitch adds a sprightly zip to fried chicken made so much lighter by oven baking; quinoa is a hearty accompaniment to lean... Read More

Easy, delicious kebabs
Let's face it, kebabs are delicious and easy to prepare. Layers of juicy, tender pieces of flavourful marinated meat interspersed with colourful tender veggies is a meal the whole family can agree on! Yes, the traditional meat on stick recipes are tried and true, but take things to...... Read More

Enjoying Seafood Safely During Lent
Lent, for some, traditionally the time for the observation and celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. This period begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes six weeks later on Easter Sunday. Many use this time to abstain from something, usually meat, and consume fish or shellfish...... Read More

A Lesson In Vegan At Veggie Campus
“You don't even miss the meat.” These words from attorney-at-law Michael Deans as he described the vegan fare at Veggie Campus. For years proprietor Brent Blair has been delivering vegan soul food, which he describes as “a mix of Jamaican and internationally inspired...... Read More

Rum and Ready

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, February, 27 2020    

The second staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival led by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and Appleton Estate rum is fast approaching. By all accounts the first staging was impactful and successful, and this year we expect nothing less. Word has it that new labels of rums will be released... Read More

From Kamila's Kitchen

Thursday, February, 27 2020    

When the invitation for the “untraditional” launch for Krystal Chong's Anxiety Schmanxiety arrived, Thursday Food couldn't help but notice the promise of a vegan meal prepared by health/fitness coach and vegan cookbook author Kamila... Read More

In Preparation for Lent

Thursday, February, 20 2020    

Next Wednesday, many of us begin observing the 40-day Lenten period. During this time some may give up indulgences, practise acts of service and selflessness and, if you're Catholic, eat fish on Fridays. However, regardless of religious practices as a culture, seafood consumption... Read More

Ragamuffin Coffee Bar

Thursday, February, 20 2020    

Kick-start your morning with an artfully designed latte, then keep the afternoon rolling with a Red Stripe beer (or vice versa); after all, no one at Ragamuffin Coffee Bar cares about outdated rules anyway. Easily accessible at 74 Lady Musgrave Rd, Ragamuffin Coffee Bar has been brewing... Read More

Wining & Dining

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, February, 20 2020    

Valentine's Day has come and gone; however, the euphoria of the month of love continues. Some persons may have not had the opportunity to celebrate last Friday for reasons unknown, so we reckon that some 'forgive-me' moments will be required. Dining out is always a good way to kiss and... Read More

Chef Shea for Grace Kitchens

Thursday, February, 20 2020    

Every Jamaican has a specific relationship with Grace. There are products from the brand's repertoire that many of us would find difficult to live without. Whether it's mackerel in tomato sauce that has saved many a Saturday morning (hangover) breakfast, strategically placed packages of... Read More

Epicurean Delights at Round Hill From Escoffier to Maginley

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

The tranquil world-renowned Round Hill Hotel and Villas was the venue for the 2019 induction ceremony and dinner of the Jamaica chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Round Hill Managing Director Josef Forstmayr, General Manager Omar Robinson, F&B Manager Seon Walker and Executive... Read More

Enjoying a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

Ah, Valentine's Day! There's no wrong way to spend the most romantic day of the year as long as you're with your sweetheart. But sometimes you want to go beyond flowers, chocolates and cards and plan a romantic meal for two. After all, what says “I love you” more than a... Read More

Foodie News... The Best Dressed CHICKEN NUGGETS

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

Kiddie favourite The Best Dressed Chicken Nuggets just got a makeover and now shows up in a brand-new resealable pouch. “Taste and convenience are the big reasons why people love our chicken nuggets. The old packaging had run its course and we wanted to give our customers something... Read More

For the Love of Food Safety

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and whether you decide to dine out or prepare a decadent meal at home for your significant other, unsafe food-handling practices and choices can result in a sour end to what could have been a romantic night. Here are some tips that will... Read More

Sweet For My Sweet

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

What is Valentine's Day without some sweetness? Wine lovers come with all palates. Some like fruity, some dry, some bubbly, some red and others white — but for many wine consumers in Jamaica, if the wine isn't sweet, or called 'Moscato' no need to open the bottle! And you know... Read More


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