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Food and rum galore in Barbados

For years it latched onto an international brand name, then Barbados brought things home with a totally local flavor, and now the island feels ready to compete worldwide as a culinary and drink connoisseur destination. When the island’s Tourism Marketing department held the 2017 media launch of ‘Barbados Food and Rum Festival’ a few days…

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Protect culture of Caribbean cuisine

Caribbean culinary culture is being bastardised and a local chef is adamant that efforts have to be made to ensure that this culture retains its authenticity. Chef Peter Edey, producer of the Caribbean Culinary Conference being held here in Barbados from August 21-25, 2017, made the comments as he spoke at a press conference yesterday…

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Local chef to open culinary school in Jamaica

He’s giving back the homegrown way. A Manhattan-based chef is opening a culinary school for Jamaican youth. The top cook at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill, chef Wenford Patrick Simpson, is giving back to the kids of his home country in a hands-on way. He is in the process of creating a culinary school…

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Tourism Linkages Integral To Increased Foreign Earnings

Jamaica can improve on its earnings from tourism through linkages, but for it to happen locals must own the production side of the industry, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett made the disclosure at the third staging of the ‘Christmas in July’ exhibition held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Thursday. While noting that…

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New book celebrates healthy, local Pacific cuisines

A new book by a well-known Pacific chef and culinary educator not only celebrates the natural flavours of oceanic cuisines but strongly urges people to eat healthy, local and seasonal foods. Hawaiian born Colin Chung has been travelling the Pacific Islands for several years as a hospitality consultant and trainer. Moving to New Zealand from…

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Plans Well Advanced to Market Jamaica as Hub for Gastronomic Tourism

The rich, authentic and tantalising tastes of Jamaican foods and wines are to be showcased when well-advanced plans by the Tourism Ministry to market Jamaica as a hub for Gastronomic Tourism materialise. The Ministry’s first step in claiming a piece of that market is the establishment of a number of Gastronomic Centres across the island,…

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Boerma Award celebrated in Samoa

Boerma Award celebrated in Samoa FAO Subregional Office in Samoa celebrated the achievement of the editor of the Samoa Observer Newspaper, Mr Mata’afa Keni Lesa, in receiving the FAO A.H Boerma award. This is the first that the prestigious award was given to a journalist from the Pacific region. Mr Lesa traveled to Rome to…

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‘Heaven-sent’ chocolates with Alofas from Samoa

Samoa’s Koko Loa range of chocolates comes from the family business house of Wilex Samoa. Its name is inspired by Tagaloa, the mythical creator of the universe and the heavens in Samoan legend. “Koko Loa is heaven-sent with Alofa (love) from Samoa,” says Eddie Wilson, Wilex Samoa’s founder and CEO. A pack of Koko Loa…

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