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Stories by Latara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

When you think of gourmet sandwiches, flavourful burgers and tantalisingly rich soups, the first place that comes to mind is Pimentos. Located inside the courtyard of Devon House, the upscale bistro opened its doors late last year and was welcomed...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

An international pastry renaissance is currently under way inside the Devon House Courtyard. Devon House Bakery (DHB) Too is the latest addition to the culinary scene and is presently making headway with its multinational delicacies. The sister...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:23 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

 Although we may associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with male veterans, statistics show that women actually have higher rates of the condition. Women are twice as likely to experience PTSD than men because...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Combining cannabis with cuisine is an age-old technique which is currently making a comeback in the world of gourmet cooking. Celebrity chef Oji Jaja took Food on a herbal journey earlier this week as we dined in fine style at Cannabis...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:15 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

With summer in full swing, Bake Me Happy has their ovens blazing for their 2019 summer baking camp. Children from ages six to 16 can learn the basic techniques needed to start their culinary journey. With a wide range of desserts as well as savoury...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:22 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Burgers are a fun way to enjoy a quick and tasty meal in half the time. Instead of your typical chicken or beef burger, Alexander’s Restaurant, located within The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, has decided to turn up the heat this summer by rolling...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

In celebration of their second anniversary, Likkle Tea launched their latest summer blends at the Toyota Jamaica coffee house on Tuesday. Tea lovers were excited about the increase in the variety of blends from Likkle Tea and swooned in...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Contrary to popular belief, becoming a vegan is not as hard as you think. With more vegan restaurant chains emerging on the culinary scene, eating clean and healthy is more affordable and tasty while on the go. At the foot of Mannings Hill Road is...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

With a surplus of mixed drinks and endless mimosas, Boujee Brunch has etched its name in history as one of the more classy brunches on the party scene. For those who may not know, ‘boujee’ is a hip-hop slang for something ‘luxurious in lifestyle...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:23 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Entering the realm of restaurateurs was no easy feat for Kwasi Henry and Chef Damion Stewart. As two young entrepreneurs under 30, getting a solid financial backing from investors, banks and other financial institutions was nearly impossible....

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:23 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Just outside the town of Mandeville is a gem where many locals love to take their daily coffee break. The OMG Restaurant, located within the Cobblestone complex at 1 Brumalia Avenue, is deemed by many as the place for all seasons. What was once the...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

There are few people in this world that can consider themselves pioneers within their craft. These are the movers and shapers of our society, and the ones that can unearth and tap into the potential in others. They make learning easy because their...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:05 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Occasions catering and Hireage Limited specialises in delicious Jamaican and international delicacies that will leave you wanting more. Try out their famous Ziti Baked pasta and their quick and easy callaloo quiche. Ziti Baked Prep time: 10...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Authentic Jamaican specialities met an array of international favourites on Saturday at the second ­biannual ‘For the Children’ fundraising concert hosted by the Issa Trust Foundation (ITF). Catering, offered by title sponsor Couples Sans Souci,...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday, the Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC) staged its Regional Culinary Arts Competition and Expo at the Chinese Benevolent Association Limited. The aim of the competition focused on organising a creative and competitive space...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Pink Apron brought the party to Truck Stop on Tuesday as they celebrated the birthday of their co-owner Charissa Henry-Skyers. Decadent delights were created in record time as the Pink Apron team delivered savoury treats which had their customers...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:16 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Each day, more persons are opting out of the traditional nine-to-five job to discover their true calling and harness the power hidden within their passion. For Camille Morgan, creative director of Bake it Sweet Jamaica, baking started off as a love...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:12 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The latest addition to Barbados’ long list of attractions is the new Nikki Beach located at Port Ferdinand Retreat in Saint Peter. Nikki Beach is the freshest place in town that serves lunch and dinner by the sea, seven days per week. Be prepared...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:32 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Kingsley Cooper captured his audience with cinematic flair on Tuesday, as he announced the globalisation of the Pulse modelling agency at the Palace Cineplex in the Sovereign Centre. Since inception in January 1980, almost 40 years ago, Pulse has...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:21 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of France in Kingston recently hosted a delicious communion, where ‘savoir-vivre’ and taste buds combine. Goût de France/Good France is an annual event that celebrates French gastronomy, as announced by Jean-Yves Le Drian, minister of...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Buju Banton’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ concert has gone down as one of the largest entertainment gatherings in Jamaica. Thousands of patrons from across the globe came to witness the icon’s homecoming performance last Saturday. Although most would...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

In the mood for a quick and easy fancy feast? Chef Dwight Johnson, shares his go to delights that are guranteed to turn any mundane dinner into a 5 star meal. Surprise yourself by becoming your very own gourmet chef in the comfort of your home...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Mushrooms are the most versatile natural non-meat source of protein. This food group has the ability to transform its taste, composition and texture to rise to meet the various flavours that can be added to it. The Jamaica Exotic Mushrooms located...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Located in the nook of Sovereign North Plaza is a quintessential gem that specialises in the art of piquant French delicacies. Eleni’s French Bakery is the only one of its kind in Jamaica and prides itself on having the best local French bakers on...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"Everyone can cook, but not everyone is a chef," said Latoya Panton, founder of Delicious Occasions Cooking Classes. Cooking is an unforgiving art which takes time, effort and years of practice to master. However, under the right guidance and...

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