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 Smoked Marlin - Great view with a spectacular seaside sunset http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Smoked-Marlin---Great-view-with-a-spectacular-seaside-sunset_18755258 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Hanover Aram Zerunian tantalises the taste buds at Smoked Marlin... Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Cynthia’s On The Beach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Cynthia-s-On-The-Beach_18752214 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Portland Jon Baker unearths another culinary gem, Cynthia’s Restaurant on Winnifred Beach. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT A 'Cole' Of An Impression http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A--Cole--Of-An-Impression_18756805 Kudos to Mark Cole, executive chef at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, and his team, who not only ensured that the 44th president of the United States Barack Obama was adequately nourished during his stay but, according to well-placed sources and the president himself, received rave reviews. Indeed, Chef Mark Cole had audience with the president and received personal congratulations. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Penny and Inge’s Lighthouse Inn II Restaurant and Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Penny-and-Inge-rsquo-s-Lighthouse-Inn-II-Restaurant-and-Bar_18755053 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Westmoreland, attorney-at-law Michael Erskine, takes us to the westernmost tip of the island... Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT A Taste of Ital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A-Taste-of-Ital_18755278 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges Kurt and Ezmine Chin, for the parish of Clarendon, share yet another culinary gem. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Seafood Palace & Sports Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Seafood-Palace Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares more culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:04:48 GMT Tim's Jerk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Tim-s-Jerk_18756837 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares three more culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED - Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/BRANDED---Sabrena-McDonald-Radcliffe_18747488 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Claudette’s Top Class Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Claudette-s-Top-Class-Restaurant Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares another culinary gem. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:26:17 GMT Enjoy Wines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Enjoy-Wines_18708678 I read a quotation recently attributed to Thom Elkjer, author of Adventures in Wine: True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages around the World. It said, "Getting to know wine is getting to know the world. More than just a complex and delicious drink, wine is history, geography, the very soil from which the grapes are grown. It opens us to life on a deeper level and it enriches and enhances our days." I could not agree more! Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - April 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Winners--Circle---April-16_18751867 Gatorade Brand Manager Cornelia Nathan (third left) presented gift packages stocked with four bottles of 20 oz Gatorade, Gatorade rags, Gatorade T-shirts, Gatorade Razzle bag and a Gatorade bottle to (from left) National Water Commission accounting clerk Garon McDaniel; Jamaica Teachers' Association Credit Union accounts supervisor Paulette Burke Green; Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing secretary Kerry-Ann Wilson; L S Duhaney & Company Limited financial assistant Takeisha Wood; and Unicomer Jamaica visual merchandising officer Nateisha Campbell at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue head office on Monday. They were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to correctly answer the question - How did the product Gatorade get its name? The correct answer was: The beverage was created in Florida for the football team, the Florida Gators, hence the name Gatorade. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Far Out Fish Hut for Fresh & Delicious Seafood http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Far-Out-Fish-Hut-for-Fresh---Delicious-Seafood_18721237 When you mention the parish of Trelawny, the first thing most Jamaicans think of is that this is yam country, but surprisingly there are not many establishments that specialise in the traditional roast yam. Local Lifestyle Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Belinda's Riverside Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Belinda-s-Riverside-Restaurant_18708819  Jon Baker, Table Talk Food Awards judge, Portland and CEO Geejam Group starts the countdown to his parish's 10 culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jerked Rabbit Clarendon Style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Jerked-Rabbit-Clarendon-Style_18708632 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Clarendon, Kurt and Ezmine Chin, are veritable foodies and are eager to tantalise your palates with the tasty offerings of their parish. Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blue Mahoe Restaurant & Lounge Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Blue-Mahoe-Restaurant---Lounge-Bar_18714624 Michael Erskine, attorney-at-law and Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Westmoreland. Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Grab 'N' Go Sprat Lovers' - Excellent Value For Money http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/-Grab--N--Go-Sprat-Lovers----Excellent-Value-For-Money_18715331 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Howard Pottinger, for the parish of St Mary, shares the first of his parish's culinary gems — Uncle B's Miracle Jerk Centre (UBM)... Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT de Nest - A Scrumptious Jamaican Breakfast! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/de-Nest---A-Scrumptious-Jamaican-Breakfast-_18708762 Heritage Tourism Specialist Marina Delfos and Food-preneur Janet Crick are co-Tour Operators of a culinary walking tour -- the Falmouth Food Tour, and diehard foodies! They are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase Trelawny's best eats and treats and their Top 10 Trelawny Treasures. Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT LOBSTER TRAPP -- Unpretentious Perfection http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/LOBSTER-TRAPP----Unpretentious-Perfection_18721208 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Judge -- Hanover -- Aram Zerunian, general manager at the Tryall Club, shares the second of his culinary gems Lobster Trapp Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT PACHIE'S - Sandy Bay, Hanover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/PACHIE-S---Sandy-Bay--Hanover_18721421 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Judge - Hanover - Aram Zerunian, general manager at the Tryall Club, shares the first of his culinary gems Pachie's, home of the Hanover breadfruit and delicious seafood... Local Food Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Branded - Cornelia Nathan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Branded---Cornelia-Nathan_18708781 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Local Lifestyle Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - April 9 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Winners--Circle---April-9_18714521 Heineken Brand Manager Imru James (centre) presented gift packages stocked with six bottles of Heineken, a Heineken beach towel, a Heineken cap, a Heineken T-shirt, a Heineken can cooler bag and ear buds to (from left) OHS Trading Limited office administrator Marcia Elliot; Chancellor Insurance Agency financial advisor Shakira Johnson; Allied Protection Jamaica Limited senior secretary Ann-Marie Dawson; National Housing Trust legal secretary Lisa Cohen; Prime Sports Jamaica Limited HR coordinator Chedene Smith; and MPM Waste Management Limited customer relations officer Opal A Davis at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue head office on Tuesday. All were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to correctly answer the question -- Heineken is a global mega-brand and has been featured in many movies. Which recent famous spy movie is heavily aligned with the beer? The correct answer was Skyfall. Local Lifestyle Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Video: Raising The Stakes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Raising-The-Stakes_18678895 The year's most exciting culinary event is back. In just under two months' time, the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards will return to the East Lawns of Devon House for its 17th staging on Thursday, May 28. It is tagged 'The Stakes Are Higher' given the regional expansion of the brand to Trinidad in 2013, and Cayman later this year, where that island's inaugural Observer-branded gastronomy-celebrating ceremony will be hosted. Local Food Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Should you worry about arsenic in wines? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Should-you-worry-about-arsenic-in-wines_18682871 My social media timelines lit up last week with scores of persons sending me various news items about a lawsuit being filed against 28 wine producers in California claiming that some of their cheaper low-end wines contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic - up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water. The lawsuit I read names 83 specific low priced wines, most sold for below US$10 per bottle of which about 25 are sold in Jamaica. (Due to local taxes, which doubles the price, these wines end up not being so cheap here.) Local Food Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Four Down...Six More To Go... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Four-Down---Six-More-To-Go_18677352 COUNTDOWN TO THE FOOD AWARDS... Local Food Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Steir's Jerked Chicken http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Steir-s-Jerked-Chicken_18677390 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Clarendon, Kurt Chin, is a veritable foodie and is eager to tantalise your palates with the tasty offerings of his parish. Local Food Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT