WINE TINGS with a WineMaker.

WINE TINGS with a WineMaker.

"Making good wine is a skill, fine wine is an art." - Robert Mondavi Now most people who know me personally, know that when you say wine, you’re literally speaking my love language. Among my friends, I’m the Yneaux [wino]; primarily because I am known for my erudition and indulgence of all things wine. Simply, wine is everything. And that’s not to boast, that’s just how intrigued and passionate I am about the whole experience from grape to glass.   A self-taught connoisseur of wine and all it entails, wine has been a passion and an intimate part of my life for the better part of six years and I foresee many more years to come. But my sojourn with wine, hasn’t just led to nights of imbibing, it’s undoubtedly expanded and improved my palate to be able to identify and discern flavours in foods. Which has impacted my cooking too. It’s a whole food thing and I love it!   What’s been super cool...
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Patty Business

Patty Business

Patty Business a nuh joke ting! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a Jamaican talks patty, listen. There’s a whole science behind it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t believe me? Check this out... If you’ve never had a hot Jamaican patty, then you need to add it to your foodie bucket list ASAP! The hot meaty goodness, well spiced and nestled neatly within a flaky crust... oh man! For many Jamaicans, Patty is just part of the food culture. Having a patty or two on a weekly basis, dare I say daily basis, is as natural as rice and peas for Sunday dinner. Our patty culture is so rich and so deeply ingrained in Jamaica, that it breaks through societal barriers and brings us together. You may even think we came up with the ingenious idea of filling a flaky   crust with beef, chicken, fish, lobster and the like. We didn’t, but I’m sure we perfected.The Business of Patty is a historical one, and without going into too much of a history...
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Smurf’s Cafe

Smurf’s Cafe

It was an early morning, just like this, that day...     Can you tell I’m here for the dramatics? Well, only when it comes to GREAT FOOD & equally amazing service. Normally, I’m not one for a heavy first meal. I’m a grab and go kinda gal. But this morning in particular I was really crav'n more of an indulgence than normal. So I was really excited to check out Smurf’s Cafe.Now when it comes to food, admittedly I can be a little picky. I don’t eat for eating sake [never have] and would rather go hungry than eat something that will mess with my palate. But somehow, on arriving at this charming corner bar restaurant, I wanted to eat all the things! Smurf’s Cafe is a neatly nestled, corner bar restaurant, along the Treasure Beach stretch in St. Elizabeth. Located at the corner, where the road bends towards Billy’s Bay. It’s unassuming and looks like any other corner bar you’d find on any...
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Welcome to Crav’nish!

Welcome to Crav’nish!

This odyssey to food, started 30 years ago, when a woman from Downtown Kingston, Jamaica, had a child... Okay, no seriously, but I really do believe I was made for such a time as this.   I’ve always had a kind of love:hate relationship with food. I love the colours, aromas, textures, tastes and the juxtaposition that takes place when you mix them all together. I am intrigued by the inherent mouth watering effect of food that smells good, and in love with spices that carry big flavours. But I hated eating. [Weird, I know.] That is until I discovered myself.   In 2011, I met one of my *“soulmates” and he taught me how to truly define myself and in defining me, the things I loved and that brought me joy. He taught me it was okay to be different, to take risks, deviate from the norm and the importance of living loudly, with 100% honesty. Evenings spent, over bottles of wine ... that’s...
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