Guilt On the Go

The Herb Roasted Chicken
Salad — a medley of
mushrooms, zucchinis, red
peppers, diced mangoes and
red bok choy mixed with
herb-roasted chicken breast.

If time doesn't allow for indulging in Guilt's scenic wrapped-verandah locale at the stately Devon House mansion in Kingston, then one can still delight in the eatery's decadent fare through its recently introduced Guilt "To Go" lunch menu. Guilt chef and owner Colin Hylton has packaged his creativ ... Read More

The sweet and sharp Kale and Apple Salad comprises apples,
caramelised walnuts and diced chicken on a bed of kale and
mixed greens. Fromage's Mango Vinaigrette dressing makes
the perfect accompaniment. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Fromage’s Summer Salads
The summer season is in full gear, which means breaking out the gym membership card and making the e ... Read More

Sovereign Supermarket Director Evadne Loshusan at the
Heineken display. (PHOTOS: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Jamaicans Increased Snack Consumption During FIFA World Cup
You heard us correctly! The FIFA World Cup in Brazil which ended on Sunday with a win for Germany, ... Read More

The oxtail ($800)
with rice and
peas and plantain
was most
pleasing, but the
potato salad and
coleslaw not so
impressive Banyan-Catering - Room For Improvement
Receiving a WhatsApp message telling me about a new discovery, namely 'Banyan Catering' on Cargill A ... Read More

WineWine Module 101

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Chris Reckord, independent wine consultant and wine educator, gives a history lesson on the Italian aperitif Aperol to JMMB's Joan Edwards. In the background
is Kerri-Anne Reckord, who shares a passion for the world of wines with her husband Chris. The occasion was a wine appreciation event hosted by JMMB,
where Reckord shared his knowledge with the invitees as they sampled several award-winning wines

The main challenge for anyone new to the world of wine is always to figure out what type and style of wine they like. Persons for the most part simply want to know what wine to buy or what wine to choose from a wine list. The solution is to try as many wines as you can, every opportunity you get. A lucky few had the opportunity to try some award-winning wines at a recent wine-tasting session hosted by financial services provider JMMB. Here is some of what was shared: Language of wine There a ... Read More

Everything Made Fresh

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Marlon Davis, CEO, Nesberrys – premium Caribbean ice cream and coffee (PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARLON DAVIS)

When Marlon Davis left the Jamaica Observer in 2007, starting an ice-cream venture was the farthest thing on his mind. Indeed, climbing the corporate ladder was his focus. Seven years later, Davis is a budding entrepreneur with ice cream as his latest venture. Davis has introduced the United States to the unique flavours of Jamaica. "In early 2012," he begins, "I suddenly started to develop a real craving for Jamaican stout ice cream. I couldn't find any so I decided to try and make my own. I ... Read More

Terra Nova's Fresh Take On Sunday Brunch

Thursday, July 10, 2014    

The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel holds itself to a higher standard, and that heightened customer expectation of excellence rings true (and is delivered) with the hotel's revamped Sunday brunch. "We have slashed our prices but we haven't slashed the quality," the hotel's trusted food and beverage consultant Ardelle Dalla Costa shares with us when we pop in, minutes before the start of brunch service last weekend. Families with rambunctious children and couples are already queuing up, and seated o ... Read More

It Takes A Villlage

Thursday, July 10, 2014    


It's always a positive experience visiting the charming EITS Café nestled in the leafy refuge of the Blue Mountains in St Andrew. Michael and Robyn Fox are owners of the extensive 17 Mile Post belt, which is home to EITS Café, Mount Edge Guest House, and the Food Basket Farm. It is from this farm that Fox gathers the greens and herbs that compose the fresh salads and savoury entrées that have seen EITS Café win the Best Ethical Restaurant Award at this year's Jamaica ... Read More

VIDEO: Jamaica Tastes Multiple Victories

Thursday, July 10, 2014    

Members of the Jamaican culinary team display their medals
won at the recent Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition
held in Miami. From left: Team coach and President of the
Culinary Federation of Jamaica Dennis McIntosh; Caribbean
Junior Chef of the Year winner Sanju Smith; Caribbean Pastry
Chef silver medallist Teresa Clarke; Christopher Campbell, team
competition gold medal winner; Chef of the Year silver
medallist Silverio Marrone; Bartender of the Year bronze
medallist Leoned Broomfield; bronze medallist in the beef
competition Richard Pinnock; Ice Carver of the Year winner
Rohan Henry, and team manager Kenrick Stewart.

It was a bumper year for Jamaica at the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition held in Miami June 28 - July 2. Team Jamaica took home several top honours in the prestigious culinary competition, winning 10 medals in all, four of which were gold. "This is the best showing Jamaica's ever had in terms of quality of medals," said Dennis McIntosh, president of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica, the governing body that helped prepare the Jamaican team for the competition. "We've won more indivi ... Read More


Thursday, July 10, 2014    

Ashebre's spicy basil pesto
is the first of what Jaja
hopes to develop into a
gourmet line of condiments.

Culinary artist Oji Jaja is venturing into the condiment business. The supremely talented chef, who helms his Ashebre catering business, has bottled his first gourmet-styled condiment -- a spicy basil pesto. We had the good fortune to taste the exceptionally flavourful pesto last week at the farewell reception for Columbus Communications outgoing President Michele English, which Jaja catered, serving a smoked marlin pasta dish infused with his condiment creation, and naturally had to get the b ... Read More


With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 10, 2014    

Mosel is one of 13 German wine regions for quality
wines, taking its name from the Moselle River.

This weekend the curtain comes down on the 20th staging of the FIFA World Cup Competition. The world's greatest show was held in Brazil with 32 teams, of which 23 are from wine-producing countries. ONLY WINE PRODUCERS WIN! Over the past 19 tournaments only seven nations have won the title; each of them are wine producing counties. Brazil, the third largest wine producer in South America, has won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. I ... Read More

Team Approval

Thursday, July 10, 2014    

The modern presentation of a
traditional Jamaican breakfast
was a culinary stunner.

The Negril Suite at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel was where members of the Foska Oats family joined the Jamaica Tallawahs for a breakfast press conference last week Monday. It was the first official opportunity for the returning sponsors of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to interact with the team members. Senior Brand Manager at Foska Oats Tamii Brown said the company was gearing up for another eventful season fuelling the Jamaica Tallawahs. Thursday Life took the opportunity to gauge the crick ... Read More

Gatorade introduces GREEN MANGO

Thursday, July 10, 2014    

Gatorade green mango

Gatorade Thirst Quencher will be introducing a new flavour to its line of drinks - the Gatorade Green Mango. The Green Mango flavour will be on offer for a limited time. The new Green Mango flavour comes at a time when the mango season is at its peak, and as such the producers of Gatorade Thirst Quencher have incorporated the flavour and taste of mango in the sport drinking. Gatorade, a popular thirst quencher and the number one recommended sport beverage in the world, helps to prevent dehydr ... Read More

'Good to the last drop!'

Thursday, July 03, 2014    

Maxwell House Original Instant
Coffee was the perfect
accompaniment to the branded
Denise Cargill-designed coffee

As the local coffee market expands beyond the expected confines of the Blue Mountains, Maxwell House's tagline 'Good To The Last Drop' — which was originally coined by the late United States President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt — became the catchphrase of those gathered at last Friday's instalment of Wealth Magazine's monthly corporate mingle at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Facey Commodity, which is a part of the Musson Group of Companies, has re-entered the java arena ... Read More



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