Kids in the Kitchen

The campers are all attentive
as they watch Marshard
Anderson prepare his pizza.

With the summer holiday in full swing, parents have been in hot pursuit of creative and fun programmes to grab their children's attention during work hours. The million-dollar question is how to get them out of the house, occupy their time, and have the bonus of them learning something. One such ... Read More

Chef Mayuree Saipetch (left) and dancer Lalita Amorntheeakul (second left) were cheered on by
Kanya Amorntheeakul (second right), director at DITP, and Thalia Lyn, honorary consul to
Thailand, as they performed a traditional Thai dance. Far East delights on aisle four!
An unexpected treat awaited shoppers toting shopping baskets and pushing trolleys at Sovereign Super ... Read More

Opening its doors just two
months ago, The Teapot has
quickly developed an ardent
following of tea devotees. Care For A Cup O' Tea?
Keeping a promise to her dearly departed sibling Simone, who transitioned two years earlier, Jacqui ... Read More

Kaci Fennell with her visually
attractive cupcakes. Proceeds from
her bake sale went towards
purchasing meals for those in need.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Food is love, food is passion
Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 contestant Kaci Fennell has food on her mind. "Food brings us all togethe ... Read More

Six tips for enjoying wine

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Most red wines will benefit from
aeration, or what we regularly refer
to as ‘breathing’. Here, the wine is
being poured into a decanter.

While the enjoyment of wine is on the rise in Jamaica, there are still too many persons who have had earlier bad wine experiences that turned them against it. "I am not really a wine fan" is how they describe themselves. The instant I hear that I usually have a good idea what to serve them: an off-dry (slightly sweet), very cold white wine from a cool-climate region. Almost 100% of the time the response is the same: "This is not bad at all, I think I can drink this." Some might ask for the name ... Read More

Kimonos with sides of Fun

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

Chopsticks in hand, Larkland ‘Tex’ Green, supervisor of Kimonos Oriental Cuisine restaurant, is ready for his close-up. (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY)

Chef Larkland Green fancies himself an entertainer. Expertly handled live food preparation around the flat iron grill may have won him the title of supervisor of the Japanese-themed Kimonos Oriental Cuisine at Sandals Grande Riviera, but at his core, Green is keen on making the experience of dining memorable beyond just the food that goes between diners' chopsticks, or fork. He's also big on showmanship -- a mix of spontaneous singing and comedic repartee -- that forms part of his nightly arou ... Read More

A Taste of Sandals Grande Riviera

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

The dynamic duo of Sandals Grande Riviera Executive Sous-Chef Alberto Atiles and his pastry chef colleague Tenetia Anderson cherrypicked menu items from the Ocho Rios all-inclusive hotel's menu for us to sample during Thursday Life's recent out-of-town jaunt. The pair generously shared not only plates of their culinary creations, but recipes too. Why not give them a try? (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY) Mariner’s Grilled Coconut Shrimp Served with apple slaw and papaya-sweet chili sauce Ingredie ... Read More

Wine is complicated — Most people can't tell a Premier Grand Cru from plonk

Thursday, August 14, 2014    

A private tasting at a major
competition at Vinitaly in Italy.

I was introduced to the wine world about 16 years ago, and in my quest to hone my wine knowledge I have tasted wines with the world's top sommeliers and wine producers, attended a wide range of wine courses, acquiring certifications including passing the Level 1 Master Sommelier Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam. I have visited scores of wineries in Europe, North and South America, and after four years associated with a wine bar and reading a number of research papers and articles about t ... Read More

Denbigh Still A Draw Despite Low Volume Of Produce

Thursday, August 07, 2014    

This clever vegetable display from St
Elizabeth was all about hands!

Over its 60 years of existence, the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show has gained quite a formidable reputation for showcasing the best in agricultural produce and livestock. This year's show was for many patrons a tad disappointing. Several individuals attributed the reduced volume of ground produce to the prolonged drought that the country has been experiencing. "There used to be a lot more produce and it was more phenomenal in terms of size of the ground produce and livestock," st ... Read More


Thursday, August 07, 2014    

This well-appointed sign directed
patrons to the Dutchie Culinary Festival.

THE heady smells escaping from bubbling pots greeted the Thursday Life team as we made our way into the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre Sunday last. Final touches were being made to booths as eager vendors readied for patrons in search of Sunday lunch. The festival, a new and exciting addition to the Jamaica Festival celebrations, made for a perfect family outing. Even better was the fact that it was free of charge! Much thought was put into the layout; indeed, what better way to start lunc ... Read More

Serve red wines cool, PLEASE!

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 07, 2014    

Several bartenders have argued with me over the past few weeks about the serving temperature of red wines. At a recent function at a prominent New Kingston hotel, just by holding the glass of red wine in my hand, I knew it was too hot. I leaned over and quietly said to the bartender that the wine was a tad warm and that he should dip it in the ice bucket for about 15 minutes. "No sar," he replied. "Red wine fi serve hot, sar; room temperature, sar". Mortified, I paused, summoning my inner Eckh ... Read More

VIDEO: M-10 Adds A Second Location

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

NMW with fellow Food
Awards judges Matthew
Hogarth (right), Christopher
Reckord (centre) and Oneal
Johnson enjoying M-10's
delicious offerings.

"Forget the sign; just follow the traffic turning off on the right after you pass Orchid Village" was the emphatic message. Thursday Life was in search of M-10's second location. Let's hasten to stress the word second, for the woman with 'the season hand,' Claudette Tenn, and her son Marvin have taken their well-respected food brand to Liguanea (28 Barbican Road, to be exact) ostensibly for lunch. This new establishment opens at 11:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Rest assured, the food — lo ... Read More

Devon House 'I-Scream' A Hit In Covent Garden

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Devon House 'IScream'
lovers all
in a row, from left:
Olivia Skeete,
Sophie Williams,
Lucas Skeete and
Victoria Williams.

Yes, you read correctly! Devon House 'I Scream' is now available in Covent Garden, London, at the Jamaica Patty Company (JPC). Devon House I-Scream has partnered with (JPC) of the UK in its first distribution deal in an overseas market. Under the agreement the ice cream will be produced for the patty company under licence in the UK. "The children cannot get enough of this wonderful Jamaican ice cream," raved JPC conceptualiser and director Theresa Roberts. Children are not the only ones delig ... Read More

The Summer of Dominic's Content

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

‘Going to school and learning
what foods are good and bad for
you... opened my eyes to a lot of
things and made me lean towards
more healthy foods.

Dominic Richards would be checked in several of the crucial boxes of wish fulfilment for women committed to the fantasy beau quest. Tall, handsome, and a cook to boot, the aspiring chef would seem three steps ahead of the average Joe. Spotted earlier this month at Flow's farewell reception for departing chief operations officer Michele English, the Ashebre line cook skilfully juggled come-hither flirtations as he sautéed smoked marlin-infused pesto pasta. Not too shabby of a gig being th ... Read More



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