Food

Setting the Spirit Free at Db and David’s Rum Pairing

On Sunday, Cutting Edge Gourmet principal and chef Db-Ann Lange-Chen invited Thursday Food to her home in the cool Mandeville hills, to host Db & David's Rum Pairing. Read More

Let's Go To Rum Country!
Jamaica is renowned for having some of the best rums in the world! After the euphoria of the Jamaica Rum Festival held earlier this year, I committed to exploring some of the distilleries we do not often hear of, and sharing with you the rich historical legacy discovered. My rum...... Read More

Leading Ladies in Rum for New York Rum Festival
Master Blender Joy Spence and Rum Fire and Hampden Estate Marketing Director Christelle Harris will speak at the third annual New York Rum Festival on Saturday, June 15 at Metropolitan West, 639W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. The team also produces the Puerto Rico Rum Festival...... Read More

How Do I Know If My Food Has Gone Bad?
The idea of throwing out food after a festive get-together or a large family dinner is often daunting, especially when we can package some for “Sunday-Monday”. And how about not throwing out that mouldy loaf of bread because it can be used to make that yummy...... Read More

Father's Day Grilling

Thursday, June, 13 2019    

With Father's Day around the corner, I thought it prudent to share a few recipes for easy dishes that you can cook on the grill. Father's Day is the perfect day for a backyard gathering, as not only do dads love grilling, but celebrating the day has a more laid-back flair, compared to... Read More

Best New Restaurant: Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

We are deeply honoured to receive the award for Best New Restaurant at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2019. Incidentally, this week marks the first anniversary of Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club. We opened in a whirlwind of activity last... Read More

And Then There was One Congrats, Trevor Luke!

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

Last Thursday, anxiety ran high among the 11 finalists for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Bartender of the Year designation, as we were all eager to learn who made the top five. The nerves were soon calmed, at least for some,... Read More

Christina Simonitsch: Outstanding Caterer of The Year & Recipient of The Enterprise Award

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

To say I'm feeling grateful is an understatement. Winning Caterer of the Year & The Enterprise awards is truly humbling. Every day I do what I love and I am so happy that others enjoy it as well. This year I got to work for GH Mumm and pair a few dishes with the Champagne, like the... Read More

The Leading Lady In Rum Award: Master Blender — Joy Spence

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

It was an honour to be awarded by the Jamaica Observer and a privilege to be recognised for my passion for premium Jamaican rums at an event that highlights the best in Jamaican culinary experiences. Read More

Food Safety Modernisation Act: A Few Things You Need To Know

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, June, 6 2019    

The United States represents 42 per cent of Jamaican exports, and with the increase in production of food being exported, it is mandatory that all food manufacturers and retailers comply with the United States FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). This mandates that foods imported... Read More

Christelle Harris — Leading Lady in Rum Award

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

What an exceptional honour it was to receive the award for Leading Lady in Rum at the 21st annual Food Awards, presented by the Jamaica Observer . I always explain that when I travel for work, I am a Jamaican rum ambassador first, and... Read More

Stush Sushi Rolls

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

The 21st staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, the Caribbean's premier food event, took place last week Thursday at Devon House. A smashing success, it was attended by some 2,000 patrons with fare from 70 booths from which to taste, eat, drink and applaud. This they did... Read More

Getting Those Portions Right

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Jamaicans love to entertain! And, this evening at the 21st annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, the best of entertaining will be on display at Devon House. Guided by the event's theme “Taste it, Eat it! Drink it Applaud It!” your family-friendly butcher Master Meat... Read More

Can The Sugar Mill Restaurant at the Half Moon Hotel retain The Norma Shirley Award For Restaurant of the Year and hold onto the Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service? The judges have cast their votes.

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Coffee and a light snack were had at Pelican, Sunday last, ahead of brunch at The Sugar Mill Restaurant. We were not disappointed! Pelican remains the place where, yes, all Montegonians frequent. But, too, that one place that's guaranteed to elicit a smile and comforting nostalgia. It... Read More

Food Service Establishments — Invest in Food Safety Training!

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

I know I've mentioned the importance of food safety training for employees in the food and beverage service industry, but how many people operating a food establishment really take this matter seriously? Read More



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