Food

The Bread Necessity

The fresh-from-the-oven bread can be
enjoyed plain or with butter or cheese.

Allison Moss-Solomon, public relations brand manager at J Wray and Nephew, is craving bread. On the return leg of the round-the-island bus tour of St Lucia, she hints, cajoles, beseeches, and even takes to calling her export director colleague Mark Nelson 'uncle', to secure a stop to satiate the ye ... Read More

What’s a trip to country
without stopping for some
refreshment at a roadside bar? ‘Senty’s’ seafood offerings
The parish of St Elizabeth (fondly known as 'Saint E', 'Senty' and 'St Bess') is named after Lady El ... Read More

Grilled
dorado (dolphin
meat) along with
yam, plantain,
seasoned rice,
corn on the cob,
and St Christophine
(cho-cho in
Jamaica). On His Mark
Touted by colleagues as one who can throw down in the kitchen, J Wray & Nephew export trade dir ... Read More

The touring party of J Wray & Nephew execs, their Caribbean distribution agents and Caribbean
media stopped at Plas Kassav last Saturday and sampled the banana, plain salt fish, chocolatecovered,
apple and raisin, and mango cassava cakes and cassava pones. Let Them Eat (Cassava) Cake
There's a pervasive familiarity with the cassava by-product, bammy, in Jamaica. But did you know th ... Read More

Campari Crazy

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Thursday Life checked out Corner Bar & Lounge, a popular watering hole in the St Lucian
seaside community of Gros Islet, last Thursday night. (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY)

It's a red-hot love affair between St Lucia and Campari. Despite a population of under 200,000 residents, statistical data has revealed that the Caribbean island has the most consumption of the Italian-created aperitif anywhere in the world. But why? Theories among the citizenry are many. We're told guys swear by it as an aphrodisiac; women faithfully consume it to combat menstrual pains; and others posit that the drink is loaded with countless herbs. During our visit to the Campari drinking ... Read More

VIDEO: A Brunch To Remember

Thursday, February 19, 2015    

Vice Chargé de Mission Matthew Hogarth (left) toasted the initial wine pouring with (clockwise
from left) his Janus Strategic Marketing Managing Director wife Lisa; Chief Financial Officer for
Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited Paul Hanworth; Uncorked! director Cynthia Hanworth;
Century21 Heave Ho Properties duo Deborah and George Cumming; and Eva Lewis, head of Citi
Jamaica Corporate Bank. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

There’s nothing quite like the first event of a year and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2015 launch — A Trilogy of Art: the art of food, wine and art — which took place Sunday last, on the mezzanine level of the National Gallery of Jamaica is one that will be long remembered by members and guests alike. Cocktails and a guided tour of the Jamaica Biennial 2014 exhibition by Dr Veerle Poupeye, the executive director of the National Gallery, and assistant curator O’N ... Read More

A Passion For Strawberries

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Christopher Murray has laid the necessary groundwork and necessary acreage — some 3,000 sq
ft of greenhouse space — to ensure he's able to supply strawberries in abundance by 2016.
(PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

  Strawberries are as synonymous with Valentine's Day as roses and chocolates, and 28-year-old navigational officer and farmer Christopher Murray has laid the necessary groundwork and necessary acreage - some 3,000 sq ft of greenhouse space - to ensure he's able to supply strawberries in abundance by 2016. (PHOTO # 2796 & 2809 & 2816 ) Thursday Life spent Saturday afternoon at the award-winning family,-run Adam's Valley Farm - National Champion Farm 2012 and 2013 and Most Innovati ... Read More

V-Day Options in MoBay and Kingston

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

(L-R) Sugar cookies with strawberry filling, frosted chocolate buttermilk cupcake & Raspberry brownie parfait

From Kingston to MoBay and all stops in-between, Valentine's Day is reserved as a day to celebrate love, and food is one of the best ways to express that love. Sweet treats readily come to mind -- the belief that the 'feel-good' emotion while enjoying that sweet treat will be tied to the giver is what it's all about. Thursday Life sought out some purveyors for your consideration. Our first 'sweet stop', Decadent Catering Services with Chef Kenya Royes, tantalised our taste buds with delicious t ... Read More

Marguerites By The Sea - A reason to dine out on Valentine's Night

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Orange chiffon cake laced with berry
compote and topped with ice cream.
(PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM

It's Valentine's. Love is in air. What to do? Where to go? What gifts to get? One important component is the meal that will be shared: do we stay in or do we go out? If you're in Montego Bay and do decide to dine out, Marguerites by the Sea shared with Thursday Life why they're the best option. "We have created a special menu that is totally new, replicating nothing from previous years' offerings, combined with our romantic beachfront setting and excellent price point. We are giving our custome ... Read More

Jerk, Charqui and the Wonders of Walkerswood

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Jerked Sausage and Plantain Skewers
For a modern take on jerk, try out Suzanne and Michelle
Rousseau's

Pop into any modern mainstream restaurant today (from the USA to Canada to the UK and all points in between) and you will more than likely find jerk, or some version thereof, on the menu. And while we often lament that the perception that Caribbean food is only about jerk limits global awareness about the versatility and range of our cuisine, we could never dare to negate the amazing impact that this little spice has had on the world. In fact, there is no other 'seasoning mix' in the global culi ... Read More

A Celebration Of Love At The Marketplace

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Nicolette Williams, brand
and promotions officer, The
Best Dressed Chicken

In Kingston… On Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, diners at The Marketplace will enjoy a special love feast experience as participating restaurants present exclusive menus featuring entrées from The Best Dressed Chicken and complimentary wine from the J Wray & Nephew Winning Wines portfolio. As a sweet bonus, on February 14, the first 200 couples will be gifted with roses and chocolates. Songstress Elan Edwards will also perform a repertoire of romantic ball ... Read More

Recipe corner with Jessica Hylton

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 25 mins These Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars are chewy, delicious, addictive and made with NO flour and NO butter! Serves: 9, 12 or 16 bars Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats 2 cups 2 tablespoons oat "flour" -- I used Quaker Old Fashioned Oats 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup oil (I used coconut oil) 1 large egg 1 teaspoon v ... Read More

BRANDED! - Moët & Chandon

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Happy Valentine's Day from
Tamika West, marketing
manager, Dark Spirits,
and Jared Samuel, brand
manager, Moët & Chandon

There are four key words that embody the spirit of Moët & Chandon: 1 Success 2 Glamour 3 Grandeur 4 Generosity. For every reason you think of to celebrate (love, a new job, an anniversary or perhaps a birthday, Moët & Chandon has a different variant within its range that will be there to celebrate with you and capture memories that will last forever. The brand's vision is to share the magic of Moët & Chandon with the world; and be the Champagne of choice of successfu ... Read More

Winners' Circle - Campari

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

J Wray & Nephew Fortified Wines and Liqueur Marketing Manager Sophia Bernard-Fairman (left) and the brand’s Campari & Creams Manager Tannika White
(right) presented gift packages stocked with a 750 ml bottle of Campari, a Campari sports jacket, two Campari cocktail glasses, a Campari credit card holder, a
Campari napkin caddy, and a Campari pen and notepad to (from second left) Total Service Station cashier Taneisha Smith, Edge Marketing Solutions merchandiser
Krystal King, Jamaica Library Service telephone operator Andrea Jones, National Security Employers Co-operative Credit Union administrative manager Lisa Harry
and Ministry of Education office attendant Susan Wallace, at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue head office on Monday. The
five women were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to answer the questions - What is Campari? Name one
Campari cocktail featured in the article. The correct responses were “Campari is an aperitif, which is an alcoholic cocktail that is consumed before a meal”; and
“Mission Campari”. Missing from the photo is the sixth winner Supreme Ventures executive assistant Charmaine Lawson-Gray. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

J Wray & Nephew Fortified Wines and Liqueur Marketing Manager Sophia Bernard-Fairman (left) and the brand's Campari & Creams Manager Tannika White (right) presented gift packages stocked with a 750 ml bottle of Campari, a Campari sports jacket, two Campari cocktail glasses, a Campari credit card holder, a Campari napkin caddy, and a Campari pen and notepad to (from left) Total Service Station cashier Taneisha Smith, Edge Marketing Solutions merchandiser Krystal King, Jamaica Library Serv ... Read More



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