An Intimate Evening with Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell has had a lot of firsts in his career. He's the founder of UK RumFest, Europe's first-ever rum festival; the first person to set up a rum shack in Antarctica; and J Wray & Nephew's first rum brand ambassador in the UK. On Thursday, March 7, he... Read More

Crafting the Perfect Cheese Board
Assembling the perfect cheese board is easier than you think. Start with a visit to Butcher Block Gourmet Store where an assortment of fine European cheeses is available each day. But what to choose? An easy rule of thumb is one soft, one hard/semi-firm, one blue and one goat. If you're...... Read More

Food Safety High-Risk Groups
Each week we explore different areas of food safety and management of food safety hazards at different levels to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination at different points in the production and supply chain. If you can recall, food poisoning or other food-borne...... Read More

A Spirited Celebration of Rum!
I know I promised to focus on the lighter side of adult beverages for the next weeks. However, this week, I had to make an exception! You did, too, as so many of you attended the inaugural Jamaica Rum Festival held on March 9 and 10 at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. There was so much magic...... Read More

Video: Hilton's Bambo-steamed Salmon

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa's invitation was clear and succint — Thursday Food was to come for lunch. Upon arrival at the resort (shout-out to the property's landscaper) the team was given a royal welcome with... Read More

The Dish...B&E Caterers

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

What do The Best Dressed Chicken, Hi Pro, Petrojam, HEART Trust/NTA, Tank-Weld, Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts, Red Stripe, and J Wray & Nephew all have in common? Lunch. Well, not the same meal, of course; rather, they all share the same lunch... Read More

Making Chicken Cordon Bleu with Butcher Block

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

There are thousands of ways to cook a chicken; this week Butcher Block shares with Thursday Food how to make chicken cordon bleu. Read More

Young & Hungry: St Andrew High School's Future Food Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

As part of unit two of CAPE Food and Nutrition, close to two dozen Grade 12 and 13 students from St Andrew High School for Girls participated in a sample day on February 28. The practicum gave each student the opportunity to don her entrepreneur hat and develop a new product. The... Read More

Allergen Management and Control at your Restaurant

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, March, 14 2019    

I magine sitting in a Japanese restaurant watching your meal being prepared, all that flipping and flaming to prepare a tasty meal. You've advised the chef that you are allergic to shellfish; however, another member of your dining party has ordered shrimp. While watching... Read More

'Beerly' Drinking – It's Lent!

with Debbiann Spence-Minott | Thursday, March, 14 2019    

As the title of our column, Bar None, suggests, when it comes to beverages, we make no exceptions. Therefore, as we move into the religious season of Lent, we are shifting our focus from higher-strength distilled alcohol products to fermented selections. In recent years, the emphasis on... Read More

VIDEO: Rising Stars

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

On February 27, Jonathan Grant High School hosted its second Culinary Explosion on the school's grounds. The event was conceptualised to introduce the students to career opportunities that exist within the culinary arts field. Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards awardee Executive... Read More

Uncorked's Uncommon Cuisine Revolution

Thursday, March, 7 2019    

Guests were told to “expect the unexpected”, and Uncorked definitely delivered on this promise. On Sunday, February 24, the bistro and wine bar hosted a Perrier-Jout dinner — Uncorked's Uncommon Cuisine Revolution. The six-course dinner allowed the kitchen team to... Read More

The Dish...When Giving Up Is Not Enough

Thursday, March, 7 2019    

In the foyer of her eponymous restaurant, there are a couple of photos of Sonia Thomas with famous people. Here she is with Usain Bolt; there with Ben E King. Yes, the Ben E King, singer of Stand by Me . She declares... Read More

Cocktail City

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

We are back with the third edition of Cocktail City. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, World Bartender Day was celebrated and of course Jamaica joined in the festivities. The World Bartender Day is the celebrated anniversary of the International Bartenders Association, which was formed in... Read More

Fresh Fish for Lent at Butcher Block

Thursday, March, 7 2019    

It's not at all uncommon for a quality butcher shop to sell fish, and for Lent, master meat crafter Gregory Burrowes will also wear his master fishmonger hat. If you're a lover of seafood your family-friendly butcher stocks salmon, sea bass, oysters, mussels, crab, scallops, lobster and... Read More


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