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

And Then There were five... History will be created this evening at Devon House when a bartender of the year will be announced. Who will it be?

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Gossett BrownBar supervisor at Rock House Hotel, Negril, Westmoreland Jah MekIngredients:1 1/2 oz tamarind-infused juice1 oz home-made sweet vermouth Read More

Welcome, Martell!

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

As I indicated in past articles, the adult beverage category comprises beers, wines and spirits. If we subdivided the spirits category we would find seven base spirits: Whisky/Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mescal/Tequila and Bourbon. And of course, these seven subcategories can be... Read More

And The 2019 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To...GARY 'BUTCH' HENDRICKSON

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Since 1952, the name National has become a household staple for most Jamaicans. Read More

Making Food Safety a Habit with the Food Hygiene Bureau Jamaica

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

In my recent presentation at the Observer's foodie seminar, I gave some insight on the importance of making food safety a habit in ensuring the maintenance of personal and public health. One key takeaway from my presentation was the need for food production and service entities to pay... Read More

#ACelebrationofCommunity — Free Hill, St Ann

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Our community culinary celebration took us Saturday last to Stush in the Bush, located in Free Hill, St Ann. It was the first visit for many, even those from the parish. After the unique superlative dining experience laid out by principals Lisa and Chris Binns, however it would not be... Read More

BARTENDER OF THE YEAR — And The Nominees Are...

Thursday, May, 16 2019    

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2019 committee is pleased to announce the 13 nominees for the Bartender of the Year Award. The top five finalists will be selected on Monday, May 20 and the winner will be announced at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards on Thursday, May 30 at... Read More

Building a Foundation for Food Safety

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

It is without question that the food production processes — primary production, processing, storage and distribution — require adequate infrastructure that will provide a sanitary environment to ensure food is handled safely. I would recommend that a food... Read More

A Celebration of Communities - Chris's Café

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

A successful bar crawl requires good/solid food to absorb the liquor. Discreet enquiries were made and the name Chris's Café surfaced several times. The verdict: Let's just say that we're still raving about the food and have run out of superlatives for the salt fish rundown! We are, by... Read More

Marrying Wine With Divorce

with Debbbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Marriage is a sacred commitment between two people who have expressed their undying love and who have decided to devote the rest of their lives together. Often, the union produces children and families are joined. So, let us address the elephant in the room. Why this topic? My response... Read More

The Chicken Debate: To Wash Or Not To Wash

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

While scrolling through my social media “stories” this week, I stumbled upon a few posts from disgruntled readers expressing their disgust about a recent tweet by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stating: “Don't wash your raw chicken! Washing can... Read More

Bartender of the Year Award

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2019 committee is pleased to announce the nomination of Vernon Johnson, St Aublyn Kidd, Maurice Chung and Jermaine Wray as finalists of the inaugural Bartender of the Year Award.  Read More


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