Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant. Read more



Food

VIDEO: Butcher Block's Open Grill — Pick It & Grill It!

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

On Sunday scores of Butcher Block devotees accepted master butcher Gregory Burrowes' invite to the establishment's first open grill event. Patrons selected their meat and had it grilled on spot to their exact specification. A daunting task, considering the overwhelming response, but... Read More

The Thrill of the Grill

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

T here's something hypnotic about fat dripping from meat onto blistering hot coals beneath. Read More

Chopstix... Oriental with a twist

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

It was 'mein' madness at Zen Lawns, Hope Gardens last Wednesday as Asian food lovers turned out for the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival's (JFDF's) Chopstix. The event, which presented a slew of oriental dishes “with a twist”, featured 10 chef stations had tasty treats for... Read More

Celebrating Women In Wine: Cecile Levee

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, November, 7 2019    

I t's November, and the Jamaica Observer's Salut is almost here! This year, the company celebrates wines, champagnes and spirits. For the month of November, however, we will celebrate all the fabulous women in wine. The very first on... Read More

A D'vine Affair

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

T he highly anticipated Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) wine-pairing event D'vine took place recently in the serene hills of Peter's Rock in rural St Andrew. Once again, it was a battle between delicious food and incomparable views, but as one... Read More

Steak Perfection in Five Easy Steps

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Cooking is just one of the steps needed to achieve the perfect steak. However, to attain beefy perfection, there's more at “steak”. Get it? 1. Match the Cut to the Occasion Read More

Red Stripe Bar Academy: Training bartenders to bring friends together

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Red Stripe's Bar Academy is not your average bartender training programme. It pairs knowledge-based tools and technical skills with customer-focused training that grooms all its students to entertain their customers and create a wide range of mixes for various guests. Read More

Four Steps to Four Steps to Stocking Your Bar

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is officially less than 10 weeks away, and as we look forward to the season's festivities these may include increased entertainment at your home. Maybe this year you plan to host the annual Christmas dinner. With that said, you need... Read More

Getting the temperature right

MARSHALEE VALENTINE | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

We have mentioned the importance of using thermometers to monitor cooking temperatures to prevent undercooking, along with periodically checking food storage environments to prevent food-borne illnesses. Additionally, food thermometers should also be used to ensure that cooked food is held at... Read More

A burst of flavours at Pork Palooza

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Hundreds of pork-lovers rejoiced as they converged on a total of 17 stations — four more than last year's 13 — for The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) 2019 staging of Pork Palooza. The event, which kicks off the festival each year, pays homage to... Read More

Down to four

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 30 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Defending champions Clarendon College led three former winners and one newcomer into the semi-finals of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/WATA daCosta Cup football competition after yesterday's climactic end of the quarter-final... Read More

All Beefed Up: Family-Style Dinner Parties

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

Here's a piece of advice for entertaining a group — make a large batch of just a few things and serve it family-style. Reduce the strain of over-catering with a multi-item menu and serve only a few dishes that are expertly executed. Ideally, these dishes should not... Read More

Behind the Scenes at Summerhouse

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club provides a stunning backdrop for beautifully orchestrated celebrations, but the seamless execution that turns events into table talk memories often goes unnoticed. “As it should be,” says Michelle Rousseau, who along with her sister Suzanne... Read More

Larga Vida a Argentina: A Little Wine Convo

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

Recently, I had the pleasure of sipping some of the most amazing wines with my new-found friend, winemaker and oenologist Rafael Miranda of Trivento Winery, during his inaugural visit to The Rock. It was indeed a great occasion as we sat and discussed the happenings in the wine region of... Read More

Keeping Kitchen Utensils And Equipment Clean

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

Food processing, preparation and handling areas are perfect breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and subsequent cross-contamination. Oftentimes we fail to pay attention to the smaller items in the kitchen or food-handling area, namely utensils and small equipment, without realising the... Read More



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