Stirring The Pot @ Simma Soupery & Bakery

The Simma Caprese Sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and a basil pesto. (Josina Jackson)

Simma Soupery & Bakery is the brainchild of Dean Kirkland. As a lover of good hearty Jamaican soups and a maker of same, he realised that the overall ability to get a variety of soups was lacking on the Kingston food scene. The regular choice was always red peas and chicken, and a few others by ... Read More

University of Technology (UTech) student and Sagicor Inspire Project alum Jasmine Wilson shows her absolute delight with Turner’s Choice Dried Sorrel. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Best Product 2017 Nominee: Turner’s Choice Dried Sorrel
Principals: Allison Turner and Oral Turner Contact: 965-5078 E-mail: ... Read More

Jonique Poyser, sales manager, Savoury Products Beetroot Juice, presents her products. (Garfield Robinson) Best Product 2017 Nominee: Savoury Beetroot Juice
Principal: Igol Pringle Uli Enterprise Limited Owner: Igol Pringle e-mail: ulienterprise@hotmail. ... Read More

Executive culinary artiste Oji Jaja of Ashebre modern Caribbean Cuisine used (from left) Ara blueberry chia seed jam paired with a scotch bonnet blini (mini pancake), Ara pineapple chia seed jam paired with smoked marlin and a parmesan tuile and Ara mixed fruit and strawberry chia seed jam teamed with goat cheese and a slice of ciabatta bread to demonstrate the product’s range (Garfield Robinson) Best Product 2017 Nominee: Ara Chia Seed Jam
Principals: Ayesha Dawes-Allen and Ramaar E-mail: ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: KMJ Natural Juices

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Nominee: KMJ Natural Juice vegetable juice, carrot mango juice, pineapple juice and green juice. (Garfield Robinson)

Principal: Khadesha Whyte E-mail: Tel: 892-3188 Product: Natural Green Juice, Vegetable Juice, Pineapple Juice and Carrot Mango Juice I made these products because... whilst growing up, my mom pretty much taught me to live a healthy lifestyle. When I was pregnant with my first son I had a lot of struggles because, for one, I was anaemic so I had to change my diet completely. That’s when I started juicing and reducing my daily intake of sugar. I went to live ... Read More

Apéritifs & Digestifs — What’s the difference?

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

An apéritif/aperitif is served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. This category includes drinks like Lillet from France, Fino Sherry from Spain, and an entire range of “bitters” such as Aperol and Campari from Italy. (Reckord)

After enjoying several very long lunches and slow late dinners, I am reminded why I prefer the relaxed European way of dining to the hurried style that some of my friends subscribe to. Easter holidays in Europe proved to be emotional, educational, exciting and delicious. Our first meal in Paris was a two-hour lunch which began with an Apéritifs and ended with a digestif (aperitivo and digestivo in Italian). One of the interesting things about visiting this region is the culture of ... Read More

A Sanctuary For Wine Lovers

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

The Cecile Levee-designed interior of Wine with Me (Aceion Cunningham)

Thursday Food announced the promise and now shares the delivery of Wine With Me, Cecile Levee’s ever-so-comfy wine haven at the Beachcomber Hotel on Norman Manley Blvd in Negril. It was worth the trip and is as exquisite as it is comfy; the décor doesn’t for one second let you forget you are in a sanctuary dedicated to wine lovers and enthusiasts. As Jamaicans would say, every ‘crevice and corner’ speaks the language of vino. This naturally came as no surpr ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: Carita Breadfruit Flour

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Rita Hilton (left), CEO of Carita Jamaica Limited and the brains behind Carita gluten-free breadfruit flour, and the company’s  operations manager Tekka Dellop proudly present their product. (Garfield Robinson)

Carita Jamaica Limited Principal: Rita Hilton E-mail:; Website: Address: 188 Spanish Road, Kingston 11 Tel: 923-7050/923-6673 The breadfruit flour project started as… an infant school feeding programme to help alleviate poverty by Trees That Feed Foundation, which is a not-for-profit public charity to provide a nutritious breakfast option for children. Their mission is to plant trees to feed people, create jo ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: Sammi’s Gourmet Treats

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Sammi’s Gourmet Treats: Orange Coconut Jam, Spicy Tamarind Jam and Escoveitch Pickle Sauce. (Garfield Robinson)

Nominee: Sammi’s Gourmet Treats: Pineapple Jam, Escoveitch Pickle Sauce and Spicy Tamarind Jam Principal: Samantha Fung I made these products as a result of… an old family recipe that has been passed down through many generations and further tweaked by me. What was just a hobby turned into a viable business… the result of pressure from my son who requested a bottle of escoveitch pickle, and bought some bottles. A week later a friend gifted me with quite an intimidating ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: The Picker’s Choice

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Nominee: Picker’s Choice green scotch bonnet sauce, yellow scotch bonnet pepper sauce and west indian red pepper sauce. (Garfield Robinson)

Principal: Andrew Tapper E-mail: Address: 5B Rousseau Road, Kingston 5 I made this product because... I always knew the market needed a real good pickled pepper sauce. The majority of the pepper sauces available on the market today are nothing but a high concentration of vinegar. The Picker’s Choice range of pepper sauces was an idea born in the summer of 2014... when my teenage daughter and I were on vacation in California. At dinner one evening, we thought i ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: Thalia’s Flavoured Oils

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

An array of Thalia’s Exclusive Jamaican  Flavoured Oils (Naphtali Junior)

Principals: Nathalia Johnson, a graduate in Food Chemistry, and her father Lyndon Johnson, who has a PhD in Natural Products Chemistry Directors: medical doctor Michelle-Ann Johnson, and Paulette Johnson, a nurse Thalia’s Exclusive Jamaican Flavoured Oils, notably... lemongrass-flavoured olive oil, pimento-flavoured vegetable oil, pimento-flavoured coconut oil, lemongrass-flavoured coconut oil and pimento flavoured olive oil. Flavoured oils were made because... the family’s bus ... Read More

Best Product 2017 Nominee: Happy Foods Soup

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Happy Foods homestyle chicken and pumpkin soup and red peas with pig’s tail soup. (Garfield Robinson)

Principal: CB Foods Fresh off the launch of their Live Better campaign four weeks ago... CB Foods introduces the first of their new product lines, Happy Foods. Expanding beyond their offerings of chicken, pork and eggs, CB Foods is... launching a range of convenient ready-made foods that are geared towards inspiring a healthier lifestyle under the new brand. Focusing on freshness and using locally produced ingredients, this new product line offers a variety of pre-packaged meal options that co ... Read More

Video: Stirring the Pot at Pier 1, Montego Bay

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Braised oxtail with plantains and steamed vegetables (Antonio Graham)

As we ready to celebrate two decades of excellence in food service, delivery and presentation, we are stepping out bolder and starting our countdown this year by encouraging all to take a long, hard look at our culinary landscape — how far we have come, and, naturally, the possibilities. Our initial focus has been on our chefs, the master architects of our island’s intoxicating flavours who are charged to introduce our island fare to us and visitors to our shores. The Caribbean, wi ... Read More

Video: Stirring the Pot at Mystic Thai

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Althia Moore customer service representative at Smart Solutions joined the Stirring The Pot tour. (Antonio Graham)

Our MoBay Stirring The Pot continues at Fairview Towne Centre, home of Mystic Thai, where the always affable and regal Kareena Mahbubani welcomes us to her comfy dining establishment. No strangers to the restaurant, we immediately contemplate the beverage options and soon are sipping lychee martinis and smoked Mystic cocktails. These curated cocktails are as much a reason to dine at Mystic Thai as the menu options! We’re taking it light this evening, and as such, order the green papay ... Read More



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