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Café Blue @ Super Valu Towne Centre

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

Gone are the days when coffee shops were just places to grab a jolt of caffeine on the go. These days, they are strikingly decorated places created with the customer top of mind and to ensure maximum spend and efficiency. This has long been Café Blue's blueprint and the... Read More

Product Recall Part 2 — What Is Your Plan?

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail is the statement often used to emphasise the importance of being prepared and knowing the strategies that will be used for an eventuality. This is even more applicable in situations of high risk such as a food safety incident where a product needs to... Read More

In an 'Absolut' World of Colours

Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, September, 3 2020    

Over the past weeks, life in Jamaica has been inundated with varying shades of two colours. But tonight, one colour will reign supreme for another five years! As I reflected on our current reality and in ideating about what we should discuss this week, one brand came... Read More

Foodie News... PopsUp

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

Caterer Paul Williams is the brain behind PopsUp (stuffed quesadilla wraps). His foray into the world of wraps is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I was forced to pivot,” he tells Thursday Food . ... Read More

Let's go TACO!

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

Years from now we'll look back on 2020 as the time when we learned what matters most, with friendship being at the top of the list. The chockablock calendar of social events involving breakfast parties, fetes and brunches has been winnowed, forcing a reimagining of the ways we engage... Read More

On The Menu @ Butcher Block

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

Thursday Food spotlights the oily, chock-full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids salmon and shares four recipes, courtesy of Master Meat Crafter Gregory Burrowes, that are guaranteed to spice up your table: Garlic Butter Baked Salmon, Blackened Salmon Tacos, Salmon Meatballs With Avocado Crema... Read More

Celebrating National Rum Day

with Debbian Spence-Moinott | Thursday, August, 27 2020    

On Sunday, August 16, we paused to celebrate our own Jamaican spirit in the form of National Rum Day. The afternoon was dotted with showers of blessings and all roads led to the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel for the rum-filled celebration. The Rum People gathered from their origins in... Read More

Product Recall

NAVENIA WELLINGTON | Thursday, August, 27 2020    

Baked beans in 2015, some brands of flour and cake mixes distributed locally in 2016, corned beef banned in 2017, medicines in 2018, cars in 2019 and beef and chicken patties in 2020. What do all these products have in common? They were recalled. A recall can be in any product category... Read More

Jessica in the Kitchen

Thursday, August, 27 2020    

3-Ingredient Easy Watermelon GranitaIngredients:1/2 watermelon, seedless or seeds removed (4 cups cubed watermelon)Juice of two limes3 tablespoons agave nectarMethod: Read More

Don Melchor's Virtual Tasting – Celebrating 30 Years, Celebrating 100 Points

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August, 27 2020    

Caribbean fans of Chile's iconic and much-celebrated Don Melchor wine had the opportunity to participate in a guided tasting of their favourite vintage with none other than Don Melchor's winemaker himself, Enrique Tirado. The global pandemic has forced many organisations to dig deep and... Read More

Reggae Jammin' Bite

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

With summer camps cancelled, and many rivers and beaches once again closed, August is really looking like a wash for most kids. But it doesn't have to be: Consider a pandemic posse, a social bubble of kids of the same age, who perhaps live nearby and who will facilitate shared... Read More

Stush in the Bush Reopens

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

“Travel is inspiration. And while we cannot travel now, our inspiration for dining al fresco is inspired by our recent 10-year anniversary trip to South Africa. Being vegan can be a challenge when travelling, but South Africa truly made it easy. The options were many but there are two... Read More

On the Menu - Wagyu Steak

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Master Meat Crafter Gregory Burrowes spotlights Wagyu steaks this week and shares with Thursday Food a few great tips on this excellent choice of protein laden with high Omega 3 and 6. Did you know that Wagyu beef has the lowest cholesterol levels of all meats, even lower than... Read More

What's Your Zone?

Navenia Wellington | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

For a food business operator, food safety starts at the conceptualisation stage. As they conceptualise their operations, thoughts about the flow of ingredients, layout of equipment, people, and raw and cooked products must be highlighted. Food is handled differently depending on its... Read More


Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Today, we continue our grape varietal journey with a closer look at one of the most exotic wine grapes — the zinfandel (pronounced zin-fan-dell). Let us shift our focus from oranges and greens to some zazzy purples! Zin Origins Read More


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