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Thursday Food Picks A Julie Mango

Husband-and-wife team Rajiv Harpalani and Julie Ramchandani-Harpalani are the proud owners of Julie Mango Restaurant. It's their first such venture. “We were scheduled to open in March 2020. However we had an unwelcomed visitor (Mr Covid), so we put everything on hold. We started... Read More

On the Menu @ Butcher Block
This week, Thursday Food shares recipes from Master Meat Crafter Gregory Burrowes to add oomph to your table: Shepherd's Pie, Mushroom Risotto, Mustard Crusted Salmon Fillet, and Shrimp Tacos.Bon Appétit!... Read More

Weak Fence: Vulnerability Assessment
Food fraud can either be due to negligence or due to economic gain. Either way, it is on the rise and consumers and food business operators must be aware and take steps to protect themselves and/or their businesses. According to Gary Smith (January 2020) survey statistics for 2019, 36%...... Read More

Foodie News... Delicious Ideas We Love
Like most small businesses, restaurants have taken a hit over the last few months, and so for the sharp entrepreneur, this is not the time to merely wish for kinder times; it's time to innovate. We found two restaurateurs committed to r esponding to the...... Read More

Neil A Glasgow — A Solid Lifetime Performance

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

As we continue with our celebration of the astute and outstanding men in the business of wines and spirits, this week we celebrate Neil A Glasgow, chief executive officer of National Rums of Jamaica Limited. Glasgow's experience spans 46 years across the business of beers, wines and... Read More

Recipe Corner.. Grace Serves Up Flavour & Fun With New Online Cooking Series

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

The much anticipated Chillin' Wid Grace online cooking series powered by Grace Kitchens kicked off Saturday last in sizzling style. Thursday Food is delighted to share two recipes from Grace Ambassadors Briana... Read More

Recipe Corner... Rainforest Seafoods' Tasty Options

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

COVID-19 has presented a new norm, so why not up the ante on lunch options? Be it for home-schooling or work-from-home these recipes courtesy of Karina Matalon for Rainforest Seafoods will satiate hunger pangs and elicit broad smiles.Enjoy! Read More

Recipe Corner... Chef McIntosh's Avocado Butter

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

Picture chunks of avocado atop bulla or bun, or elegant slices in a smoked marlin salad, with escoveitched fish, chicken, oxtail or goat. Avocado is the perfect side and adored by thousands of Jamaicans. Thankfully 'pear', as it is more commonly referenced, is in abundance and is the perfect way... Read More

Recipe Corner... Gore Villas Executive Chef George Matthews Kicks off the Heroes' Weekend with...

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

Sautéed CallalooIngredients:4 cups callaloo, chopped and tightly packed1 tbsp coconut oil1 small onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2 stalk scallion, chopped2 sprigs thyme Read More

Malbec Matters

Dr Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, October, 15 2020    

This week, we travel, if only mentally, to the continent of South America and pause to discover the rich, dark fruit flavours of Argentina's Malbec grape. There are several wine-producing areas within Argentina; however, since the region of Mendoza is home to more than... Read More

Culinary Heroine: Claudette Tenn

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

If the novel coronavirus complete with masks, hand sanitisers and physical distancing are now par for the course, then comfort food has been elevated to extraordinary levels with the seasoning hands of the award-winning culinary gem Claudette Tenn. No surprise, really, for those in the... Read More

Indulge: The Ultimate Dining Experience

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

The venue: Regency Bar & Lounge at the Terra Nova-All-Suite Hotel The date: Saturday, October 3, 2020  Read More

What's Really in Your Food?

Navenia Wellington | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

How do you like your burger? With or without horse meat? What about some corn syrup with your honey? Read More

Celebrating The Men In Wines & Spirits: Denzie Sinclair, A Journey Of Gratitude

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

Last year, about this time, we celebrated some influential women in wine. Well, we are flipping the script this year and will feature some astute men in wines and spirits, commencing with Denzie Sinclair.   Read More

Rummy Rum Cake, Original, & Coffee Rum

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

Rummy Rum Cake is out to prove that you can have your cake and eat it too! The Jamaican company, founded in May 2019, has managed to create a premium Jamaican rum cake, two in fact, without sacrificing quality. Yes, you can have both according to principal Allison Peterkin. “For... Read More


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