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

2019 Food Trend Forecast

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

At the beginning of the year, individuals with a vested interest in the food industry (from farmers to restaurateurs) pay close attention to food trends. Not only are these an indicia of how we eat but they also spur the creation of products (eg gluten-free cake mixes), dining concepts... Read More

S Hotel Delights

Thursday, January, 10 2019    

The sister property of Kingston's Spanish Court Hotel hosted a private dinner recently to preview its menu and give guests a sneak peek. S Hotel is located on Montego Bay's hip strip and is beautifully designed. The property gleams from Jimmy Cliff Boulevard and is a welcomed addition to... Read More

10 Things Food Servers Must Consider

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, January, 10 2019    

Food service providers often tend to ignore the activities that occur before, during and after serving customers. Handling and preparation of food are very important, but we need to ensure that precautions are taken when serving our food. This applies to both serving in large quantities... Read More

I Have All These Wines. Now What?

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, January, 10 2019    

This is a typical question many persons ask after receiving wines as gifts throughout the year and particularly during the Yuletide season. I can hear my automatic response — “Just drink them!” However, wine consumption for many Jamaicans is still not a lifestyle... Read More

Marcus Samuelsson Cooks For The Rockhouse Foundation

Thursday, January, 10 2019    

Marcus Samuelsson, the Ethiopian Swedish celebrity head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York, was guest chef for the Skylark Negril Beach Resort dinner series at the resort's famed eatery, Miss Lily's. Read More

The Versatility of Rum

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

It was truly a journey of flavour when Hampden Estate hosted an “Evening of Rum” at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel recently, which included a lesson in the art of cocktail making, rum and food pairing with visiting bartender/mixologist Chelsea Barrett. It was certainly a... Read More

All Things Sparkling

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Happy New Year! What an exciting and appropriate time to talk/drink/write Champagne or as a matter a fact, just anything sparkling. When I hear the word sparkling, I immediately think of something shiny and new, and toasts to new beginnings. Many of you ushered in 2019 with this magical... Read More

Food Safety Areas Often Neglected

Thursday, January, 3 2019    

While having a recent conversation with a friend of mine who was down with the flu, she told me that she had tissue, hand sanitiser and a garbage bag by her bed and was thinking about the amount of germs on her sanitiser bottle. Her exact words: “Who sanitises a sanitiser bottle?... Read More

Too Legit to Quit!

Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Carb lovers, rejoice! There's a new bakery in the Devon House courtyard: DHB Too. This little sister to Devon House Bakery (DHB) specialises in international treats, and coming soon is an array of pot pies, lasagne and macaroni and cheese dishes. Opened for just under a month, the cosy... Read More


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