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Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

Which single-origin fine flavor dark chocolate would you prefer? One that is mellow and smooth on the palate or one that is green aromatic? How about one that tastes like dried red fruit or bright fruit and herbal with sweet vanilla aroma? These are snippets of the tasting notes to describe four single-origin dark chocolate…

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Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Even though it has been discussed as a travel trend for years now, the conversation around food tourism has changed very little since it first began. Given its potentially mass appeal and ability to provide local economies with a welcome boost, Skift Research thought it was time to examine food tourism as it exists today…

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TripAdvisor Saw Experiences and Restaurants as Major Growth Contributors in 2018

Several years ago, TripAdvisor’s experiences and restaurants operations were growing strongly, but they were still a relatively small portion of the company’s overall business, which focused on hotels. But in 2018, as the company disclosed Tuesday, those two businesses, along with alternative accommodations, which the company hardly mentions these days, accounted for 27 percent, or…

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Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

Tonga’s Nishi Trading Company successfully trialled its frozen taro, fries, pumpkin and hummus in the local market in Nuku’alofa late last year. The response has been overwhelmingly good. “Using your own local market for product development is important to see how people respond to the product” says Nishi’s Marketing Expert Joanna Bourke, Executive Creative Director…

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Global Agritourism Market Will Grow at a CAGR of 18% During 2019-2023| Technavio

Technavio has announced the release of their research report on the global agritourism market for the forecast period 2019-2023. This agritourism market analysis report segments the market by type (domestic and international) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, South America, and North America). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190205005447/en/ Global agritourism market…

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Culture, colour and cuisine celebrated at Wellington’s annual Pasifika Festival

Thousands turned out to celebrate the colour, culture and cuisine of the great Pacific at Wellington’s annual Pasifika Festival. Event organiser Suzanne Tamaki said the festival was “amazing”, with lots of people turning out- despite the blustery weather conditions. “The weather wasn’t so fantastic but it didn’t put anyone off coming down. It was still…

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Samoa: Food Revolution starts at home

One of Samoa’s leading chefs, Dora Laura Elisiana Rossi, is the co-host of the Pacific Island Food Revolution: a reality television style cooking competition with a Pacific flavour. The restaurateur behind Paddles Restaurant and Milani Caffè joined forces with celebrity chef Robert Oliver last year to make the Samoan set of a 12-part show, which…

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Tanzania: Minister Urges Zanzibar Hoteliers to Buy Local Produce

The Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Rashid Ali Juma, is encouraging Hotel owners here to source their food preparing stuffs and related ingredients from local producers including poultry farmers, instead of importing them. The Minister wondered why most of the Isle’s poultry industry is highly dependent on imported poultry products from…

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Chef Kofi Agyekum For Ghana At 2018 West Africa Food Festival

Pastry Chef, Kofi Agyekum is set to make Ghana proud again at a culinary contest put together by the Ghana Chefs Association. Produced under the theme “Indigenous Cuisine and Culinary Innovation”, The West African Food Festival is an innovative culinary event organised to showcase different cooking skills, techniques, flavours, cultures and food presentation. The representative…

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7 Caribbean Chocolate Brands – From Cacao Bean To Bar

Demand for fine or flavor cacao with its exquisite color, taste, and quality is increasing. And instead of exporting these cacao beans (cocoa beans) mostly cultivated in the Caribbean, they are being used by old and new chocolate making companies popping up in the region. Some of these chocolate companies are associated with cacao plantations…

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