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Stories by Latara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

With the surplus of diet related illnesses over the past 10 years, many are on the quest to live a healthier lifestyle by eliminating bad food, bad habits and monitoring their consumer intake a lot more closely. With this new outlook came the rise...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

When most persons think of eating healthy and incorporating their fruits and vegetables, they think of dreadfully boring salads, weird-tasting green juice, and extra-light meals which leave them feeling hungry as soon as they are done. Well, thanks...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

People tend to glorify finished products, and not take the time to appreciate the struggle it takes to become the best. There are many young people striving to create a name for themselves in a world filled with obstacles. Dwight Johnson, 21, was as...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The recent Taste of Cayman held in Camana Bay, Cayman Islands, saw a variety of culinary activities that created an exciting gastronomical experience. One of those experiences involved The Seven Fathoms Rum Challenge mixology competition. This...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

With the Chinese New Year being just around the corner, 100 on Hope Road kicked off the annual celebrations with food and drink on the rooftop and gaming lounge."The Chinese culture has a very strong presence in our gaming lounge. We value the...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Described as the largest food festival in the Caribbean, Taste of Cayman made headlines as it celebrated its 30th anniversary with more than 5,000 persons gathered in the heart of Camana Bay last Saturday.Persons travelled from near and far to...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The Latin American community in Jamaica turned out in their numbers to join the local Cuban community in celebrating their National Day marking the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Hosted at the Millsborough residence of the Cuban...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Tenneil Campbell, affectionately known by many as Jelly Jesus, was busy chopping 10 jelly coconuts a minute as he served everyone in attendance at the Grace Foods Flava With A Beat Campaign Launch.Jelly Jesus was a specially invited guests as not...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Sunday, Grace Foods unleashed their new campaign, 'Flava With A Beat', on the waterfront in downtown Kingston.Hosted by the comedic Miss Kitty the smell of delicious food, seasoned with the original spices crafted by Grace Foods, drifted...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 11:08 PMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, the Knutsford Court Hotel opened its doors to an extraordinary cultural experience the celebration of Japan Day in the Blue Mountain Suite at the Knutsford Court Hotel.The event showcased various elements of the Japanese culture...

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