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Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

At the heart of a culture is the gastronomic experience that encapsulates the soul of the people. For Pages in The Garden, food is an expression of passion flavoured by rich Jamaican history and served with love and compas-sion. Owner David Brown...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:10 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Douglas, is like a beacon that depicts the overcoming of true adversity. The now Certified Pastry Chef and Chef de Cuisine, says "It was always my dream from a very young age to become a chef who is versatile, able to do many areas of food...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner Lifestyle's Let's Get Intimate series, made headlines last Friday, as one of the most successful corporate mingles held in Kingston this year.The theme, 'Lap of Luxury', focused on achieving lifelong goals such as owning a home, a car,...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:09 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Tucked along the main road in St Ann's Bay is Angler's Restaurant and Bar, which specialises in fresh seafood dishes and other Jamaican delights. Since 2012, Angler's has dominated the hearts of seafood lovers within St Ann's Bay and set the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Her students call her the queen of flavour - and no ,it's not just because of her colourful personality. It's because of her ability to create tasty dishes with ingredients nobody else thinks of.Simone Walker-Barrett started cooking at age nine with...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Creating an institution that not only inspires ingenuity but encourages drive, vigour and passion is the sole aim of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). In fact, they have created a legacy of developing some of Jamaica's finest...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Nestled within the undulating curves of the Blue Mountain, surrounded by a sea of lush vegetation sits Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages. The floating oasis opened its doors on July 24, 2015, when best friends Sarah Willers and Tabetha Phillips...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On an evening when well-wishers floated in a fine atmosphere of a faithful flock, Danielle Ruth Terrelonge sank in pride.It was a gathering of business partners, clients, mentors and supporters Terrelonge calls friends.They turned up at her...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 11:17 PMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Producing gourmet Italian cuisine has been a speciality of Devon 'Kenny' Johnson, owner of Kenny's Italian CafÈ for over seven years. The swanky establishment located along the main road of Norman Manley Boulevard also known as the hip strip of...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"Negril was lacking a real Jamaican restaurant that specialises in good old-fashioned home-cooked meals," said Devon 'Kenny' Johnson, owner of Public House Restaurant. With the help of Appleton Estate, Johnson decided to make it his mission to...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

In the heart of Westmoreland lies a unique blend of class and culture which has etched its name in the souls of the locals. Guangos Jerk Centre has been the one-stop shop for authentic Jamaican cuisine since September 9, 2017."I thought that Savanna...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"Tourist mostly enjoy a fusion of flavours, for example, 'Jerk Salmon'" declared JCDC awardee and · la carte chef at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston. Sadia Henry has been a part of the JCDC family since 1997 when she entered her Gimblin...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:19 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"I can cook any dish, and the funny thing is I don't eat meat, and I have never had meat from birth, but I can cook it and I can almost guarantee that it is the best, " said eighty-seven-year-old Barbara Hepburn...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Giving up was never an option for Uonie Lyn, and with the help of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commision (JCDC), she was able to fulfil her purpose, develop her innate culinary skills and obtain the exposure to travel and use her God-given...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Nothing feels better than escaping the city life to indulge in the smell of the sweet country air, a breathtaking vista, and real, organic Jamaican food straight out of the coal pot. Recently, The Gleaner's Lifestyle team ventured into Linstead, St...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

So far, Food has highlighted several noteworthy individuals who have developed their skills and brand through being a part of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). We have featured unique Jamaican culinary experts that can 'turn dem...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Imagine being able to travel through time to experience the history and the creative art of rum-making right before your eyes.The Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience offers a deep awakening of passion and pride as it takes you along for the...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Building a legacy takes time, effort and energy. With the right platform and opportunities, one can obtain great recognition from their contribution to worthwhile institutions. For renown executive chef of over 47 years and owner of The Pantry...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

With over 16 years of culinary experience in the art of pastry making, Chef Peggy Nelson has become a fundamental staple within The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Her expertise has contributed to the flavourful array of savoury pastry available within the...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Who says politicians don't know how to party? On Tuesday, the team at the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology sought to unwind with an out-of-this-world Wakanda-themed party, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel.The poolside was transformed into...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, the Drink Real Milk campaign, led by COO of CB Group Matthew Lyn, held their new partner launch in the heart of downtown Kingston at F...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Wednesday, the Leeward Suite at the Knutsford Court Hotel saw the launch of one of Jamaica's most prestigious beauty pageants: Miss Jamaica World 2018. The MJW 2018 pageant will have a renewed focus - 'Beauty with a Purpose' - with the hope of...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Carnival season in Jamaica has finally elapsed and a sense of normality is beginning to return to the country. After several weeks of non-stop partying, it is imperative for us to get rid of all the excess alcohol that comes with the season....

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

There are many hidden gems scattered across the island with remarkable culinary artists who are experts at formulating the perfect flavour. The exclusivity associated with these locations have encouraged many from far and wide to embark on a...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, the Serengeti at Hope Zoo hosted the media launch of one of the toughest competitions on the island, the Guardsman Games. Known for its arduous obstacle course and innovative ways to test one's endurance, the official media launch for the...

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