World Rum Day, launched in 2019 by Paul Jackson, according to spirits writer and editor of World Rum Guide , is an annual celebration of rum and distilleries and falls on the second Saturday in July of each year.
Jamaica Patty Co Opens Second Store
Jamaica Patty Co (JPC) has opened a second store at 27 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PD. The 220 sq ft unit (which forms part of the Broadgate Estate) has been leased for an initial term of seven years from British Land and has been subject to a US$130,000 fit out prior to trading...
Stage & Scene
Shikima Hinds, principal, Shikima Hinds Events & Concierge Ltd, created the event lounge and awards area using a neutral colour palette of beige, white and grey.
Stephanie and Martin Kamener know how to keep it culturally kosher in their kitchen. Owners of Mama Blu's Food Co & Kitchen in Melbourne, Australia, their food menu celebrates Chef Stephanie's West Indies roots. Look a little further into the drink options, and it's apparent that it...More
Colin Hylton's sudden passing on Tuesday, April 6, certainly sent shock waves throughout the country. The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards committee has chosen not to mourn his passing. He would have hated that since he always boasted of his joie...More
Twenty-six year-old Shaniel Sherman was the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2016 scholarship recipient. She's a 2019 UTech graduate of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Today, hours before two more students receive full...More
The local restaurant industry continues to thrive, and competition has become increasingly fierce. This era of fast-paced food service is rapidly evolving. However, there are several ways restaurateurs and chefs can stand out from the pack, ensuring that they provide a quality product...More
Using the National Water Commission's slogan, “Water is life”, the importance of water, specifically the quality of water, used in food handling/processing cannot be overemphasised. It is a known fact that bacteria, viruses and parasites can be present in water, making the...More
If dynamites come in small packages, Jamaica would blow Australia away with its explosive flavours. There are under 1,000 Jamaicans living Down Under. Compared to a current population size of 25 million, it is a minuscule representation of Jamaicans. But Jamaica isn't just about food.More
I was today years old when I discovered that Daiquirí is a small village located 14 miles east of Santiago de Cuba. So it isn't just a drink …who knew?! Here's the back story. Jennings Cox, an American engineer, supervised a mining operation located in Daiquirí. It's said that...More
Damian Rosevelt is the owner of the restaurant and rooftop bar Taste Jamaica and Australia's sole distributor of the Jamaican Grace Foods brand. He is also right at home in Geelong, where the restaurant is located. It's an extension of his birthplace, the parish of Westmoreland. Both...More
Avonmore cheddar cheese has hit supermarket shelves islandwide and these rich, flavoursome cheeses are sure to delight even the most discerning cheese connoisseur. Imported from Ireland, which produces some of the world's best dairy products, Avonmore cheeses are made from the milk of...More
To keep growing, food purveyors must embrace innovation. Finding and incorporating new ideas and advancements is crucial to the stability and appeal of a business. Innovation can be challenging for those with fewer resources. However, artisans can be innovative in sourcing ingredients,...More
Hello, July! Hello, outside …even if it's from your backyard! This heat, though?! A favourite summertime day drinking staple go-to of mine is rosé — dry rosé, to be exact! Rosé is still on trend. Global rosé consumption has almost doubled in recent years, now accounting for...More