Banyan Foods: Jamosas

I made these products because... of a general need for more convenience foods which are tasty and have little or no preservatives or hidden ingredients. As a caterer I experienced first-hand the pains it took to prepare especially appetisers. So I wanted to come up with a... Read More

Best New Product 2018 - Nominee: Nescafé Frappélatte
Nescafé Frappélatte is... the newest indulgence from NestleIt is a... unique and refreshing treat with the perfect balance between the best of Nescafé and delicious ice cream. ... Read More

Best New Beverage Nominee: Allor: Caffeine-Free Tea Bags
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Nature My Therapy: Voodles Jamaica
I made these products because... I made a lifestyle change to a plant-based vegetarian diet to improve my health and well-being and, after seeing the wonderful results, wanted to offer plant-based, natural and organic convenient options that are not only healthy but also...... Read More

Table Talk With CPJ

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

Eyes widened in astonishment when CPJ Chief Executive Officer Dr David Lowe recently shared the company's inauspicious beginnings “CPJ started with the delivery of one container of toilet paper to a hotel in Jamaica.” That company today, is the largest importer of protein and... Read More

Nature's Goodies Pre-Cooked Green Plantains

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

I made the Nature's Goodies Jamaica Pressed Plantains because... we import too many things that we can grow here in Jamaica, including pressed plantains (tostones). I have been exposed to farming and farmers sometimes have an abundance of fruits and vegetables that we just cannot sell as... Read More

Best New Product 2018 - Nominee: Turner's Choice 100% Jamaican White Sorrel Champagne Dried Sorrel Hibiscus

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

Having won Best New Product at The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards in 2017, Turner's Choice now has seven products under its belt with the Candied Sorrel being its best seller. As with high-demand products, size and practicality must be taken into consideration. Chief Executive... Read More

Best New Product 2018 - Nominee: Nescafé Dolce Gusto

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

Our major challenge is... low per capita consumption of coffee in Jamaica. We have one of the lowest rates of coffee consumption in the Americas. This product became available to the public in... January 2018.  Read More

Four Beginner Wine Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May, 3 2018    

The world of wine is vast; every wine enthusiast and wine professional that I have met speaks to continuous discovery and education. Still, there are 'mistakes' that novice and even some seasoned wine drinkers make. Here are a few: Read More

Stirring The Pot @ Pink Apron

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

“You bring the people, we'll bring the food”... My good friend Melanie Henry and I felt that we would bring our goodly selves, confident that Pink Apron's chefs Charissa Henry, Brittany Ho and Josh Parkins would bring the food. We had to be... Read More

Stirring The Pot @ Wine With Me

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

Wine With Me, located on Norman Manley Boulevard, was our final Stirring The Pot stop Sunday and, as difficult as it was to leave The Cliff, quite frankly, turning down an opportunity to spend time with the inimitable Cecile Levee is unheard of, and rightly so! Who else... Read More

What will you drink as you Royal-Watch?

Debra Taylor, trade development manager, Select Brands | Thursday, April, 26 2018    

The excitement is palpable as the world eagerly watches for upcoming events that will make 2018 a most exciting year for Britain's Royal family. Among them are: Read More

Stirring The Pot @ Zest Restaurant, The Cliff Hotel

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges were back on the road Sunday. Negril was their final destination, but not before a breakfast and jumbo malt stop in MoBay at the iconic Pelican and a photo op at the larger-than-life iron image of Usain Bolt made entirely of bolts by... Read More

Stirring The Pot @ Sharkies

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

The immediately visible signage at Sharkies — 'We guarantee fast service... no matter how long it takes' and 'Hurricane Evacuation Plan ... Grab a beer and run like hell' — set the tone for a playful and laid-back atmosphere. Check your ego at the door and enjoy the moment. Read More


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