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Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Dominican Republic-based Cane Spirits Specialist Pavol Kazimir once said, “Best ideas come while sipping rum.” With that in mind, since rum lovers have resorted to assuming their new roles as home bartenders, the question swirling in their minds is...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

You are what you eat. This applies to the way you drink as well. Whenever persons are looking to bulk up or slim down, a major part of their go-to health option is to include a liquid aspect to their diet. So let’s shake things up and find out a...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Less than a week ago, American rapper Cardi B filed for a divorce from her husband, Migos rapper Offset. The couple had been on again, off again, then back on again since secretly tying the knot in 2017. Cheating came into play along the way on...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

The savoury meets sweet secret is out. Chef Noel Cunningham is starting a new chapter as a culinary podcaster. His latest creative pursuit, What’s Cooking with Chef Noel, is a weekly podcast geared towards taking the listeners on a food-tastic...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

They say life is what you bake of it, but maybe decorating cakes is your superpower. Allison Balfour is challenging novice and veteran creatives to unleash their artistic side by offering cake decorating classes. The co-owner and culinary...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

If you believe, like John Walters, that the only thing better than talking about food is eating, then feast your eyes, and your savoury senses, on the scrumptious dishes from The Mayne Course. The beauty behind The Mayne Course, Kimberley Mayne,...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:05 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

There’s nothing more rewarding than pursuing your passion. But if you add competing and winning in your field of interest to the mix, then you’re definitely tapping into an indescribable added bonus. Meet Jason Gentles. The Jamaican chef has been...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

If it is that a picture is worth a thousand words, then by this estimation, what is a video worth? Video, according to Lisa Lubin, informs and entertains people. No one understands or appreciates this sentiment more than O’Knegi Holness. His love...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

They say all is fair in love and war. But what happens when you bring rum into the mix? On Sunday, Jamaicans and the world celebrated National Rum Day. To the delight of their taste buds, many basked in the sipping bliss of their favourite cocktail...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

American bestselling author and co-creator of Whole30 health programme, Melissa Hartwig, once said, “Cravings are not about food. Cravings are about stress.” While no one is condoning bad habits, it’s really hard to ignore the burning desire to...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

“If wishes were filet mignon, we’d always eat well at dinner.” These wise words expressed by American author Dean Koontz seems most appropriate for the special occasion. Today, August 13, is National Filet Mignon Day, and in honour of the premium...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

To celebrate Emancipation Day is to celebrate roots and culture, and what better way than through the dynamic showcase of reggae music. It was definitely a winning move for Uppsala Reggae Jam Festival, who last Saturday premiered a spirited, live...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

“Happiness is drinking the milk from the coconut.” For so many food lovers out there, this is not only the tasty truth, it is a gastronomic gospel as well. Welcome to What’s Your Flavour? This week, Food takes a closer look at the delicious...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:30 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

‘Tis the season for scrumptious seafood. And if you’re cheffing things up at home with the pescatarian variety, that’s great. But if you want to take a break or this is just not up your alley of things culinary, why not seafood with D85 Lounge?...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” If the sentiment shared by Jim Valvano resonates with the paternal figure of your life, then gifting him for this Father’s Day is a no-brainer. The special...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Sunday is all about giving dads the royal treatment. So let’s mix it up on Father’s Day by lifting their ‘spirits’. Senior Blender of Appleton Estate David Morrison told Food that the best way to celebrate the special occasion is by indulging in an...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

They say happiness is when your father praises you for your cooking. Since Father’s Day is coming up, and the global pandemic has shifted our view of luxuries like restaurants, why not provide fine dining for Dad from the comfort of your home?...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Independent and strong, this fierce queen sets the pace, ruling over Jamaica’s soca kingdom. Her bright smile and her gym body is no match for her strength, talent, passion and youthful exuberance. She has no apologies for her behaviour, and has...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then Sean Hoo has found a creative way to cater to the palates of food lovers everywhere. He discovered his love for the culinary arts during his formative years, courtesy of his grandmothers. “I...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

There’s something heartwarming about indulging in a hot home-cooked meal that was freshly prepared at a restaurant. One eatery which prides itself on bringing you the very best in Jamaican flavour is M10 Bar and Grill. Marketing consultant for M10...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Capturing the hearts of many worldwide with warmth and authenticity, Meet the Mitchells provides the ultimate in home entertainment for families, couples, and even singles. This YouTube series is the brainchild of local celebrity Tami Chin Mitchell...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

After a brief hiatus, Yanique Barrett, better known as The Curvy Diva, is back on social media, sizzling more than ever before! The artiste and social media influencer, who has always been a fan of bringing flavour in the kitchen, is now launching...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Strutting new life into the words of Coco Chanel is local fashion modelling agency, Saint International. The pioneer company celebrates another major global marquee moment with Saint...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

'Gourmet Food Done Fast'. That's the 'plate to palate' mantra of Di Grill Shack Limited. Located on Phoenix Avenue, the restaurant has been offering scrumptious signature meals since 2012. According to General Manager Jennile Berth, ?It was born...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

According to Amit Ray, “Each moment has a different flavour, different beauty and different texture.” That’s the epic experience Jason Harvy is counting on once you enter Exit 21. Harvy always dreamed of becoming a restaurateur. “Exit 21, it is a...

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