VIDEO: Table Talk Food Awards — The Cayman Edition

The view from Osetra Bay
World Cuisine & Ultra Lounge

Seventeen years ago, the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards sought to make a statement that food in Jamaica was worthy of recognition. Our statement then, as it is now, was that there is a world of creativity and excellence in food. Back then, there was one important element missing -- there ... Read More

Grand Old House members and Table Talk Food Awards Cayman and TASTING
Jamaica judges enjoy the wine presentation of 20-plus-year-old
celebrated Italian wines. (PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) VIDEO: A grand old Italian Wine tasting
The Grand Old House, built in 1908, is one of the most significant historic buildings in the Cayman ... Read More

Terrence Slater (left) brand manager National Baking Company
and Roger Lyn, marketing manager Rainforest Seafoods. Branded!
Brand Managers National Baking Company (NBC) - Terrence Slater Rainforest Seafoods - Roger Lyn Th ... Read More

Billy Reid (left) of Best Dressed Chicken Cayman exchanges pleasantries with Joan Forrest-
Henry, divisional sales manager, The Best Dressed Chicken Jamaica, as Jamaica Broilers
President and CEO Christopher Levy and wine consultant Christopher Reckord enjoy the moment. A Best Dressed EVENING
Dinner hosted by The Best Dressed Chicken team last week Wednesday afforded the company’s pres ... Read More

Ladies Lunch

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

For a healthy and hearty any-time-of-the-day meal, try out Suzanne and Michelle’s Quiche Lorraine using Smart Eggs and Caribbean

One of life's sweetest pleasures is spending an afternoon around a table sharing a delicious meal in the company of "sister friends". There is a special magic when women commune with each other; a common bond of sisterhood among all women, although we sometimes forget that it is there. We women have our own "medicine" that is very different from the "medicine" men apply to rejuvenate themselves. A ladies' lunch is a great way to take a moment to reconnect to our feminine energy, and savour li ... Read More

One Down, 399 To Go…

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Enjoying a good laugh (from left): Chief judge, Food Awards Cayman Jo-Anne P Stephens; Table
Talk Food Awards conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte; Food Awards Cayman judge,
attorney-at-law Richard Barton; Business Development Manager — Further Processed (Best
Dressed Chicken) Karis-Ann Gordon; and Food Awards Cayman judge and business executive
Pamela Small.

WITH The Best Dressed team of Marketing Manager Avadaugn Sinclair, Business Development Manager — Further Processed Karis-Ann Gordon and Export Manager Trevin Nairne and our Food Awards Cayman judges, we are determined to chow through as many of the 400 restaurants as possible. LUCA was where we would first break bread with our Cayman judges. Read More

Winners Circle

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

Pepsi Cola Jamaica Marketing Manager Mitchell Watson (centre) presented gift packages stocked with six bottles of Pepsi, a Pepsi cap, a key ring, a wave rag, a pen, a T-shirt, a water bottle and a speaker to (from left) Jamaica Constabulary Force constable Domonic Gardner; Seafreight Jamaica Limited import clerk Alcina Blackwood; IIBRe Limited assistant manager - operations, Kameelia Rochester; Supreme Court executive secretary Maxine Golding; Kingston School of Nursing office manager Vanessa Ha ... Read More

Observer Food Awards... the Cayman edition

Friday, March 20, 2015    

The Jamaica Observer and The Best Dressed Chicken yesterday afternoon announced the inaugural staging of the Cayman Islands edition of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards at a function in Grand Cayman. Here (from left), Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville Walker; Vicky Wheaton, emcee of the afternoon's function; Vidyadhara Shetty, president, Cayman Culinary Society; Joan Forrest-Henry, divisional sales and marketing manager Jamaica Broilers Group; Novia McDonald-Whyte, Observer s ... Read More

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts. Satisfy your sweet-tooth craving with
Suzanne and Michelle’s “Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings with Crushed Peanuts” using CB
chicken wings! [Image courtesy Dwayne Watkins Photography and CB Foods.]

Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS BARBECUE SAUCE 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp minced onion 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2-3 whole Scotch bonnet peppers, chopped 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 cups ketchup 1 cup hoisin sauce 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup red rum 1/2 cup cider vinegar 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup orange juice 10 whole pimento seeds Black pepper MARINADE 12 CB Chicken wings 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tsp lemon (lime) zest 1 ... Read More

Winners' Circle - March 19

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

The fifth winner, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries senior secretary Doreen Green Campbell,
receives her WATA prize.

Wisynco Group Limited WATA/CranWATA Brand Marketing Assistant Chrys-Ann Crawford (centre) presents two cases of small WATA, a T-shirt and a gift certificate for a personalised group counselling session with Kamila McDonald to (from left) Jamaica National Building Society support officer Steffi Blackburn, National Commercial Bank business administrator Jacqueline Gordon, Ministry of Education office attendant Susan Wallace, and Jamaica Premix secretary Junice Pinto at a presentation ceremony at t ... Read More

The Impact of Weather On Wine

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

So far, interestingly, rising
temperatures have been
mostly good for wine.
However, some French
winemakers say over the last
25 years their harvests have
moved from late-October to
early-September. Also, some
warmer regions were already
reaching a heat threshold
beyond which quality began
to decline.

After listening to Professor Michael Taylor's recent presentation, "Why Climate Demands Change", at the recent GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture and then seeing and experiencing the effects of last week's fire at the Riverton City landfill, I've been thinking about the environment locally and globally, leading to many heated discussions including the impact of global warming on the world of wine. While a meteorologist watches the weather, a winemaker, like many others in the field of agriculture, ... Read More

Branded - Mitchell Watson, marketing manager, Pepsi Cola Jamaica

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Pepsi Cola Jamaica Marketing Manager Mitchell Watson shows Thursday Life his favourite soft drink. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Mitchell Watson (MW): Based on my track record and accomplishments in the beverage industry I was recruited by a head hunter. TL: How long have you been in this job? MW: A grand total of 18 exciting months. TL: What's great about your job? MW: Firstly, I like doing what I love in marketing and working with some of the leading brands in the world. Those being Pepsi Cola, 7Up, Mountain Dew, Ocean Spray, Gatorade and locally, Ting and Ginger Beer ... Read More

A Passion For Liquid Gold

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

Attorney-at-law Howard
Mitchell (left), his daughter
Erin of Select Brands and Brian
‘Ribbi’ Chung, Ribbiz director

Foodie News International brand ambassador Carlos Cabrera, the undisputed winner of a countrywide search for the Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador for Mexico, was in Kingston last week Saturday to launch Ribbiz Scotch Club at the request of Select Brands, which distributes Glenfiddich and Balvenie Single Malt locally. Ribbiz Scotch Club will host patrons every first Thursday of each month and will feature various brands of Scotch with extra-special tastings on occasion. Scotch Club membership will ... Read More

Two Sisters and the Lady Bee-Keeper

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

(L)The queen bee’s kingdom
(R)Up close and personal
with worker bees and
their honeycomb

"Nobody around here had ever seen a lady bee-keeper till her. She liked to tell everybody that women made the best bee-keepers, 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. It comes from years of loving children and husbands." -- Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees We love the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a gripping, funny and poignant story that uses the backdrop of the art of bee-keeping as a metaphor for life and the varied role ... Read More



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