Table 12 at Broken Plate

Thursday, February, 7 2019    

Since opening on May 14 last year, Broken Plate has enjoyed a reputation of having creative and regularly changing menus. On Tuesday, January 29, the restaurant's co-principals, Damion Stewart and Kwasi Henry, hosted the second iteration of its Table 12 series. The experimental dinner... Read More

Anniversary Fare

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

What to do when the award-winning Chef Mark Cole, executive chef at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, decides, while on a sixth-wedding-anniversary jaunt in Negril, to take over the kitchen at Wine With Me? If you're Cecile Levee, the establishment's principal, you applaud the initiative,... Read More

Food Safety Management Systems — Get Certified!

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

While at a recent launch for a fellow consultant's company, Diane Edwards,... Read More

A Taste Of Portugal

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

In addition to saving the country millions of dollars in potable water loss, country manager of Miya Jamaica Alvaro Ramalho is also suggesting that some of our wine importers take note of the amazing wine values coming from his motherland Portugal. Recently, Ramalho invited wine... Read More

A Pop-up Ó la Simo Style

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

Chef Christina Simonitsch has done it again! The talented principal of Simo's Bread & Catering had the first iteration of her pop-up restaurant Simo's last weekend. Over the course of two days (Friday and Saturday), 50 guests noshed on tapas “Ó la Simo style” and quaffed... Read More

Cocktail City — Part 2

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

The Cocktail City series highlights the works of Jamaica's bartending and mixology professionals. Our second set of bartenders were assigned the following spirits: Read More

Recipe Corner... Hearty Minestrone Soup (One Pot & Comforting)

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

This One Pot Hearty Minestrone Soup is great! It's hearty, healthy and so good for you! It's super-customisable and very affordable.áPrep Time: 20 minsCook Time: 30 mins Read More

Wright Life @ Round Hill

Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Live food advocate Pat Wright marked another milestone with her passion, Wright Life Live Food Eatery, when the brand officially opened its second location at the luxe spa at Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Hanover. Read More

Cocktail City — Part 1

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Every day our bartenders/mixologists are asked to make cocktails whether classic or new. However, what exactly is a cocktail? The first recorded definition can be traced to May 13, 1806. A reporter of New York's The Balance and Columbian Repository asks, 'What is a cocktail?'. The... Read More

Candy Craze Gummi Bears Hit Stores

Foodie News!!! Foodie News!!! Foodie News!!! | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

Kingston's gourmet sugar emporium Candy Craze has spread its wings. The company has branched out by distributing its line of private label gummi bears to a number of supermarkets and pharmacies across the Corporate Area and in Montego Bay. Read More

Food safety and food security

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) defines food security as existing when “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food... Read More

Video: Gregory Burrowes — Master Meat Crafter

Thursday, January, 24 2019    

It has been just about two weeks since Jamaica's master meat crafter Gregory Burrowes opened the doors of his Upper Manor Park Plaza-located butcher shop. The well-appointed Butcher Block Gourmet Store can be found between Sugar & Spice and Candy Craze stores. Read More

VIDEO: Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines' First Cohort

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

In August of last year, Debbian Spence-Minott launched the Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines at the Trade Centre on Red Hills Road. In November, the first cohort of students was enrolled and on Thursday, January 10, they graduated from the programme. The ceremony, attended by... Read More

Let's Re-Wine: Wine 101 Basics

with Debbiann Spence-Minott | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

Over the last two weeks the conversation has been centred on wines. But how much do you really know about wines? Before we move to more complex discussions on aging, character and taste profile, it is important to understand the basics. For my more advanced readers,... Read More

Food Safety on the ground

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

A few weeks ago we looked at some areas where pathogens can lurk inside food and beverage processing facilities; one such area was flooring. Flooring is often neglected but in fact undergoes a lot of wear and tear from daily employee trafficking, multiple trips from forklifts, dragging... Read More


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