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Caribbean cuisine is . . .

In this week’s article, I feel compelled to revisit a subject I first wrote about way back in 2006, as I am still feeling a bit disappointed that after all these years it still has not reached the boiling point as far as the local culinary industry is concerned. This is the subject of Caribbean cuisine. […]

An honour indeed!

At the presentation of the insignia of the 2016 National Honours and Awards, I was happy to be the recipient of the Barbados Service Medal for outstanding service to the youth of Barbados in the culinary arena. This is, of course, for my work with the children of the Junior Duelling Challenge and the Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference. The awards were presented at […]

Mixing it up!

Mixing it up!

The petite Ashley Callender aspires to be one of Barbados’ leading mixologists and she is well on her way. Today, she showed off her skills with much flair as she served a delicious cocktail made with orange, simple syrup, Mount Gay Rum and Clayton’s Kola Tonic at the launch of the sixth series of the […]

The changing face of Christmas Fare

So another Christmas has gone by and as I said in a previous article, it was all about the preparation and lead-up, because the year has not totally gone as yet and we are already well into preparing for our next big event, New Year’s Eve. In my moving around I could not help but […]

More Bajans turning to alternative medicine

More Bajans turning to alternative medicine

Health food stores here are reporting a rise in the number of Barbadians with chronic non-communicable diseases who are looking for all-natural alternatives to prescription drugs. Officials at Amaze, Fresh Vitamins and Jenn’s Health and Beauty Supplies all said an increasing number of customers were complaining about the side effects of the medicines prescribed by […]

Taste of Thai at Accra

Taste of Thai at Accra

World-renowned Thai chef Mayuree Saipetch has brought her culinary skills to the shores of Barbados. Saipetch is the newest addition to the team at the Accra Beach Hotel and is now working at the establishment’s popular Pacifika Kitchen. She was introduced to a group of specially invited guests at the restaurant where she prepared several […]

Conference a boost for culinary arts

Conference a boost for culinary arts

The 2016 instalment of the Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference, now in its third year, opened yesterday with the event’s mastermind being praised for raising the profile of culinary arts in Barbados and the region. The weeklong conference is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean that is designed for young people interested in the industry. […]

Exclusive evening at Fusion

Exclusive evening at Fusion

by Sandra Sealy It’s evenings like this that make me really love my job. Evening Reserve which also launched the opening of the Fusion Rooftop restaurant, was the place for the second evening of the 2015 Barbados Food Wine Rum Festival. A bit earlier on, patrons were greeted in the Limegrove Center courtyard by live […]

COLUMN – Fit for the road

With the annual Crop Over Festival currently in full swing, by now most revelers would have picked out their prized costume, booked a spot in a Grand Kadooment band of their choosing, in anticipation of hitting the road for the big climax on August 3. That’s when thousands of mostly t-shirt clad and costumed revelers […]

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