A Solid Dose of Family

André Fowles, the first Jamaican and the youngest chef to compete in the Food Network’s Chopped Champions tournament with (from left), his wife Schnell Fowles, his grandmother Veronica Davis and father Joseph Fowles.Garfield Robinson

The story behind every success has its own unique touch. André Fowles’ stellar performance on the highly acclaimed Food Network TV ’s Chopped Champions is a success story. But the road to glory was not an easy route, and Fowles credits his success to his family. Andre’s wif ... Read More

Food Network's Chopped Champions runner-up André Fowles with his culinary ambassador plaque from the Table Talk Food Awards committee (Garfield Robinson)
Earning his chops!
With the Rock’s flavourful involvement at the centre of the much buzzed about Season 5 of the ... Read More

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Red berries Charlotte Cake by chef patissier Nadine BurieAntonio Graham Le Dîner en Blanc - Take 3
Thursday Life plates the final course of the spectacular picnic that took place on Saturday, April 1 ... Read More

Getting the glaze just right! Chef André  Fowles drizzles the rum and lime glaze Recipe Corner - Grandma’s Fruit Cake
Thursday Life shares with readers a recipe courtesy of Grandma Veronica Davis now perfected by her a ... Read More

Friends, scores and fancy labels — How we choose wine

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, April 28, 2016    

During recent travels to the USA, I trolled the shelves of wine shops and supermarkets just to see what’s on the market. What struck me was some of the names and labels of many of the newer wines, not in the boutique wine shops, but those on the supermarket shelves. I am not sure why it surprised me because the research has shown that wine drinkers choose wines for three main reasons. Here is a short overview. Friends’ Recommendations This is how my journey in wine began. I was wor ... Read More

Le Dîner en Blanc Take 2

Thursday, April 21, 2016    

Fresh basil pesto, extra mature cheddar, water crackers, San Pellegrino sparkling water, pears, Granny Smith apples and grapes on crisp white tablescapeMichael Gordon

Who says we don’t do picnics? We certainly do, and in grand style. Thursday Life takes you inside the secret location — Usain Bolt Regupol Track at the UWI Mona Bowl for the second staging of Le Dîner en Blanc, Kingston. (Photos: Antonio Graham, Kenyon Hemans, Michael Gordon) Read More

The Best Dressed Chicken Moment at DÎNER EN BLANC

Thursday, April 21, 2016    

University of Technology Hospitality & Tourism Management students Matthew Williams, Oraine Frater, and Sherie Hartley (front) lead the Best Dressed Chicken Moment. (Photos: Antonio Graham, Kenyon Hemans, Michael Gordon)Michael Gordon

And so with the hundreds of exquisitely white-clad guests seated for their picnic, there really was no better way for The Best Dressed Chicken to seize the moment than with a parade of platters of classic roast chicken, marched in to Flo Rida’s Welcome to My House. “We saw Dîner En Blanc as the place to showcase the simple perfection of roast chicken, “ said Joan Forrest-Henry, divisional sales and marketing manager, The Best Dressed Chicken. “Of course, we wanted ... Read More

#WinningWines @ Dîner En Blanc

Thursday, April 21, 2016    

A bottle of Barefoot Pink Moscato surrounded by Apothic Whites(Photos: Antonio Graham, Kenyon Hemans, Michael Gordon)Antonio Graham

“Dîner En Blanc was the perfect setting to introduce and pair our Winning Wines of J Wray & Nephew Limited with an array of delicious dishes from not only the event’s preferred caterers but also for the various homemade picnic baskets that showcased an assortment of cheeses, meats and desserts”, shared Chesna Haber, business development manager at J Wray & Nephew. “Our Apothic Wines from California, available in red and white” she continued, &ldqu ... Read More

#Moët Moment for a Lifetime

Thursday, April 21, 2016    

Champagne buckets of Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial were easily spotted at every table.Michael Gordon

Moët Ice Impérial was once again the official pour at Dîner en Blanc Kingston. “The global event for those who can chicly attire themselves in all-white was the perfect fit for the brand,” according to Jared Samuel, brand manager for Moët & Chandon. “Moët & Chandon’s style is characterised by its seductive palate, its elegance and its bright fruitiness; and this was also definitely the ambience of the night,” expressed Samuel. ... Read More

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barca rout, Real Madrid, Atletico win

Thursday, April 21, 2016    

Barcelona’s forward Luis Suarez (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish League football match against RC Deportivo de la Coruna at the Municipal de Riazor Stadium yesterday.Photo: AFP

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna yesterday. Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race. However, only Barca’s superior head-to-head record continues to separate them from Atletico Madrid at the top of the table with four games remaining as Fer ... Read More

Perfect Your Picnic

Thursday, April 14, 2016    

Garlic-roasted Best Dressed Chicken with Orange

Le Dîner en Blanc — the world’s most stylish dinner party — is fast approaching, and the Chow Society team has upped the ante to create a stunning all-white affair that will be etched in the memories of the 1,000 or so guests for a long time to come. Celebrated Chef Jacqui Tyson — a master at cooking up scrumptious recipes — has prepped us on how to make Dîner en Blanc that more memorable, by sharing some simple yet essential planning tips fo ... Read More

Best product 2016 Nominee: The Meat Experts

Thursday, April 14, 2016    

Butter-basted rib-eye steak with roasted garlic and Parmesan with wilted kale and spinach and duchess potatoes.

The problem is not our local beef — indeed it is actually better than imported meat as it is organic and hormone-free — but the processing of the meat causes the beef to be tough and sinewy. Before returning to Jamaica to help with the family business in 2000… I spent many years mastering the art of butchery and was a practising master butcher in Canada, at one of Toronto’s leading gourmet stores. My training was… at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Tec ... Read More

Restaurant-The River Café

Krystal and Lasse take you inside The River Café in Brooklyn, New York. | Thursday, April 14, 2016    

Chestnut and caramelised Cipollini onion tortellini, tender Barolo-braised oxtails, Delicata squash purée, fresh black Périgord truffles.

Have you ever heard of ‘the overview effect?’ The life-changing perspective that astronauts get when they view the earth from outer space? The first time I heard about it, it fascinated me! It still does. It’s considered a state of mental clarity that astronauts are changed by, having had the privilege to see the earth from space. It’s an awed and visceral understanding of the big picture and a connectedness amongst all things, within life, leaving one with a sense of pe ... Read More


Thursday, April 14, 2016    

Eight of the 12 JWN #WinningWines (from left) Apothic White 2014, Apothic Red 2013, Maschio Prosecco DOC Treviso, Voga Italia Moscato, Louis M Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Terrazas Altos Del Plata Chardonnay 2012, Mirassou Riesling 2015, Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

With mere days before the second staging of Le Dîner en Blanc, Kingston, 2016, J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Business Development Manager Chesna Haber and members of the Chow Society – organisers of the all-white social calendar event — along with a few table leaders enjoyed an intimate wine-and-food-pairing evening @twentythree on Monday. Oenological and victual interests were piqued with six courses of delectable, sweet and savoury selections from Fromage Gourmet Market & Bis ... Read More



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