Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Flavours Of Pepperpot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Flavours-Of-Pepperpot The Pepperpot Restaurant at Half Moon, A Rock Resort, MoBay was opened in December 2013 to ensure that visitors to the luxe resort were able to enjoy exquisite Jamaican fare. Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:16:53 GMT VIDEO: Finding Fine Flavours at CRU Bar & Kitchen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Finding-Fine-Flavours-at-CRU-Bar---Kitchen_18239688 A late lunch invitation from newly appointed marketing executive Kevin Bourke to sample the tweaked fare of CRU Bar and Kitchen came last Monday afternoon. Our piqued interest found Jamaica Observer Lifestyle and Social Content Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte; Advertising, Marketing and Communications Manager Natalie Chin-Watkins, and lifestyle reporter Omar Tomlinson joining Bourke and his colleagues, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) marketing assistant Jillian Levy and CPJ's in-residence sous-chef Damion Stewart around the table for a six-course meal presentation. Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Two Sisters & A Roots Shaman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Two-Sisters-and-A-Roots-Shaman_18242920 If you were unfortunate enough to have the "chicken gun yuh down" recently, you already know how painful and inconvenient the dreaded CHIKV can be. The year came to a close with a bang as the "chicken" almost took over the island. Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT What Do Readers Want?... Value for Money http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/What-Do-Readers-Want-----Value-for-Money_18243278 It is always very important to find out what your readers want to see you write about, and so I value the random voluntary feedback "on the road". I was also very interested in results from a recent study by a leading research provider to the US wine industry on what wine drinkers in that country want to see in wine columns and in magazine articles. Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT BRANDED - Kevon Spence http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/BRANDED_18251965 We're kicking things up several notches, readers, all in a quest to keep you informed on all things fab in our amazing food and beverage business. Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Recipie Corner - Jan 22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Recipie-Corner_18239745 Award-winning food blogger Jessica Hylton shares lunch today. " I thought a lunch theme would be nice; three dishes that could be made at home and brought to work for lunch". Thursday Life is in full agreement Local Lifestyle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT MVP Smokehouse Turns Two http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/MVP-Smokehouse-Turns-Two_18217806 Take the combined restaurant skills of Michelle Reid, her brother Boris, and Elaine Stephenson of two well-respected eateries -- notably the Native Restaurant and Rite Stuff Restaurant, add the necessary ingredients, leave to simmer on an open flame, and Thursday Life reckons you'll understand the taste profile of MVP Smokehouse. Local Lifestyle Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Best- Laid Plan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Best--Laid-Plan_18207546 Following the runaway success of his company's '12 Chefs of Christmas'-themed marketing promotion to their loyal poultry and seafood retail customer base, Best Dressed Chicken President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Levy and his lovely wife Sally invited the participating chefs to attend a leisurely lunch at their upper St Andrew residence last Sunday. Local Food Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT Recipes Corner - Jessica’s salad bowl http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Recipes-Corner_18179627 A New Year often brings new eating resolutions. We reckon you'll enjoy these from our award-winning food blogger Jessica Hylton. Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT Pop Up Chef Sunday Brunch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Pop-Up-Chef-Sunday-Brunch_18179838 Fanatic Kitchen hosted its final Pop Up Chef Sunday Brunch for 2014 -- a veritable culinary extempo on Sunday, November 30 2014 — featuring Trinidadian Chef Amit Raval of Amtar's Catering) and Jamaica's very own award-winning Chef George Matthews. Local Food Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Fish Pot's Tasty 'Fritta' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Fish-Pot-s-Tasty--Fritta-_18184809 My Fish Pot obsession are the fish nuggets with a side of tartar sauce - that was until last week Friday, when a colleague at work opened a bag and bit into a mega-sized 'fritta'. One taste later led to me somehow getting her to part with half. Local Food Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT Savouring Those Festive Moments http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Savouring-Those-Festive-Moments_18179846 The Christmas trees, lights and decorations will be down by Sunday and we're down to those final slices of ham and cake. We're holding on to those glorious festive moments for a few more days, however, and encourage you to do the same by making spicy oranges. Indeed, thanks to Jamaican-born Romero Jennings, director of make-up artistry at MAC Cosmetics, it's not that difficult... Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT Frenchmen Climax 2015 - The best wine list on the party circuit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Frenchmen-Climax-2015---The-best-wine-list-on-the-party-circuit-_18179806 The most anticipated party of the year, and there are many, has to be The Frenchmen Climax party-held annually at the Caymanas Golf Club on New Year's Day. Young and old, residents and visitors to our shores start to roll into the well- laid-out, elegantly designed venue at 4:00 pm sharp in order to soak in the full musical and culinary experience that this party has become known to deliver. Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT VIDEO: New Year Yummy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/New-Year-Yummy_18141181 UMIUM means yummy, tasty and is pronounced as a child would pronounce yummy yum. Also, if all the letters of UMIUM were joined together it would look like ancient markings of the Aztecs or the Mayans. -- June Gottgens, head of Research & Marketing, UMIUM Ltd Local Lifestyle Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT A 50-year Tradition Continues… http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A-50-year-Tradition-Continues- Our Second City contributor Aceion Cunningham takes us into the homes of two of the parish’s prominent citizens where goodwill and excellent fare were shared in abundance. Food Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:53:32 GMT 'Crumps' Of Festive Fare http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/-Crumps--Of-Festive-Fare_18157037 Thursday Life's second stop, the Crump residence... Local Lifestyle Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Recipe Corner - with Jessica Hylton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Recipe-Corner_18154444 Happy New Year from award-winning food blogger Jessica Hylton. Local Lifestyle Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT My New Year's Wine Resolutions & Wishes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/My-New-Year-s-Wine-Resolutions---Wishes_18154390 Today is New Year's Day 2015, so I will make it short. Speaking of short, I am reminded of the saying that goes "Life is too short to drink bad wine." Local Lifestyle Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT 'Supreme' Culinary Service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/-Supreme--Culinary-Service_18140972 Lotteries company Supreme Ventures rang in the Christmas season with its corporate client party two weeks ago at J Wray & Nephew's @twentythree bar at the alcohol conglomerate's Dominica Drive offices in New Kingston. Alighting from the kitchen with trays of culinary artist Oji Jaja's cuisine, wait staff served such eats as pepper poached shrimp with alfalfa sprouts; pineapple-glazed chicken satay; pan-seared salmon with saffron cream, roasted bell peppers coulis; and escoveitched snapper on baked bammy. Meanwhile, at the buffet station, Michael Harris of Jaja's Ashebre company carved slices of jerk marinated turkey and citrus-glazed ham. Local Food Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Chocolate Greetings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Chocolate-Greetings_18140690 Merry Christmas, everyone! Here to add chocolate cheer is Mahek Chatani, of MoBay Chocolate Company, who has been spreading passionate chocolate love for the past three years from her well-appointed store located in Fairview in Montego Bay. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Recipe Corner http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Recipe-Corner_18143192 Happy holidays from awardwinning blogger Jessica Hylton. What to make this morning just got a whole lot more delicious. Enjoy! Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Dawn till Dusk - A day's meal in one sitting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Dawn-till-Dusk---A-day-s-meal-in-one-sitting_18137809 Dinners are hosted by persons and organisations for a wide range of reasons these days and they might feature chefs while some events don't feature the chef at all. A dinner hosted by the local Chaîne des Rôtisseurs seeks to deliver a culinary, educational and entertaining experience through food and beverage, and being the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world, it usually succeeds. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Which wine for Christmas dinner? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Which-wine-for-Christmas-dinner-_18109295 Have you ever had that food and wine experience where the wine and food actually made each order taste better? It is magical when it happens, but unfortunately that hardly happens by chance, especially with Christmas dinners. Local Lifestyle Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Nick's Tastee http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Nick-s-Tastee_18114383 "It's delicious," shares American entertainer Nick Cannon as he enjoys his first taste of the iconic Tastee patty. "I've heard a lot about the patty and it's as good as I've been told." Local Lifestyle Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT Jessica In The Kitchen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Jessica-In-The-Kitchen_18112959 Thursday Life readers have asked for more of award-winning Jessica Hylton's vegetarian and vegan recipes. We share more... Local Lifestyle Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:00:00 GMT