One of the first things that you learn in chef school (besides the fact that not everyone should be allowed to hold a knife) is the five “mother sauces” — béchamel, velouté, Espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato. These five sauces are the foundation of a chef's sauce...
The Joys of Pear Season
We are blessed to live in Jamaica. Though there are times that we don't admit it, or it's difficult to realise, this land of ours continues to nourish and sustain. During the first year of the pandemic, our arable land seemed to do double duty in keeping us fed. We value our farmers.
With less than three months to go until 2022 (read that again), I thought I'd kick off our countdown on a happy note: with Champagne. After all, Champagne Day is tomorrow (Friday, October 22). To be Champagne, a wine must do more than sparkle. It's more than just sparkling wine; it is...
With less than three months to go until 2022 (read that again), I thought I'd kick off our countdown on a happy note: with Champagne. After all, Champagne Day is tomorrow (Friday, October 22). To be Champagne, a wine must do more than sparkle. It's more than just sparkling wine; it is...More
The character witnesses identified to give testimony on the culinary conduct of the defendants in the 'FOWLishness Case' in the MAGGI Food Court gave glowing reviews and references. This however, proved insufficient for High Court Judge Dufton 'Duffy' Shepherd, who was anxious to review...More
Pure Chocolate Company, a Jamaican manufacturer of tree-to-bar chocolate, owned and managed by 42-year-old Wouter Tjeertes from Holland and his wife 34-year-old Rennae Johnson from Jamaica, won three awards at the 13th Academy of Chocolate Awards held recently in London, England.More
The 'street creds' earned from years of experience cooking on the streets of Kingston and St Andrew positioned both defendants as equal rivals in the seventh MAGGI Food Court case. There was enough evidence to suggest that the case brought before the court would warrant keen attention;...More
As Weber's official partner in Jamaica, Butcher Block stocks various products from the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills and accessories. A quality grill is an investment that you'll want to protect. Regular maintenance of your grill will have it working...More
The Jamaican tangelo, otherwise known as tangerine, or uglifruit or uniq fruit, is a citrus fruit that was born in Jamaica through the natural hybridisation of a tangerine or orange with a grapefruit (or pomelo) and is thus a tangelo. This sweet and sour citrus, discovered in Jamaica...More
Several things go into creating a fantastic steak experience. The cut, the grade, the cooking method, the marinade or sauce, and how it's presented all impact how delicious a steak is. But with top-quality cuts, like each one sold at Butcher Block, slicing the steak incorrectly or at the...More
In the wake of COVID-19, which completely destroyed my foodie frolicking around town, I'd been looking forward to going out to eat once again. So I was excited to be invited to taste a well-needed revamping of Cellar 8's menu. We headed upstairs to the private loft and were sat at a...More