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Barbados Food, Rum and Wine Festival launched

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) launched this year’s Barbados Food, Rum and Wine Festival in fine style at St Anne’s Fort, St Michael. The festival which is celebrating its 10th anniversary saw patrons enjoying unique and creative cocktails prepared by mixologists, tasty cuisine done by chefs and entertainment. There was also a game of […]

2019 Barbados culinary team off to Miami

The 2019 Barbados Culinary Team left on Thursday for Miami to represent the island at this year`s Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean. They are Chefs Nicolas Ifill, Damian Leach; D’Sean Miller, Shanese Phoenix, Shamar Bishop, Jamal Whittaker, Junior Chef Kiara Riley and Mixologist Alexander Chandler, Team Manager – Chef Henderson Butcher, […]

NCF wants to see more schools entering Culinary Arts Exhibition

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) would like to see more schools entering the NIFCA Culinary Arts Exhibition. Speaking with Barbados TODAY at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, on Saturday at the annual Exhibition, Festival Events Planner with the NCF, Karen Pestaina, said only about five schools entered this year, due financial constraints, among other reasons. […]

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

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

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 […]

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 – Herbal remedy

Herbal medicines. They can be found in health stores, supermarkets, gyms, and even the vendors’ tray at the vegetable market. From all accounts, in Barbados and around the world, this “traditional” form of medication is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many today, as people often make self-medication decisions, based on information from the Internet, […]

COLUMN – Eating what we grow

If you were to ask a child, any child, where fruits and vegetables come from, chances are they might say the supermarket. Understanding where these foods come from, and how they get to the supermarket shelf, experts say, is essential for children to understand their nutritional values. According to the nutritionists, the more exposure and […]

COLUMN – Tackling our NDCs for good

Don’t use too much salt in your diet. Drink more water. Lessen your sugar intake. Cut back on fatty foods, and junk foods. Increase your physical activity; etcetera, etcetera. The list can go on for a mile, simply on account of non-communicable diseases or NCDs, as they are most commonly known; or, better yet, the […]

COLUMN – Food safety is a must!

A good meal is a delight, but we hardly ever spare a thought on whether our food is safe as we settle down to enjoy the melting pot of flavours. And, we can easily become sick if our food has in it harmful chemicals or germs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food safety […]

Wellness medicine is key

The importance of rest, exercise and good nutrition cannot be overemphasized if Barbados is to avoid the ever-increasing costs of secondary and tertiary health care, says Dr Brian Charles. In giving details on the wellness programme which he is offering as managing director of Coverley Medical Centre, Charles says the public health care which generations […]

COLUMN – Beating diabetes

Barbados can beat diabetes; and that’s no myth. Our health practitioners, armed with research, have been consistently trying to persuade us that this silent killer can be stopped in its tracks –– not by more drugs or surgery –– but by simple changes in our lifestyle. But the message has been seemingly lost on most […]

Choose to live well

Worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) take the lives of over 38 million people annually, and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they represent the greatest public health threat ever known to man. In fact, according to the WHO, millions are dying prematurely –– in their 30s 40 and 50s. Barbadians are among that vast number, and, […]

COLUMN – Veg and fruit your better bet

Most people know it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables every day to stay healthy; yet most fall short of filling up with these goodies loaded with nutrients. “We don’t eat enough, and we don’t serve enough. We look at them as something that we basically sprinkle on our food,” says Donna Barker, a nutritionist […]

COLUMN – The battle of the bulge

We’re just two weeks into the New Year, and some of us are still regretting our Christmas splurge on those high calorie delights that have left behind that annoying lingering bulge and a fresh resolution to lose weight. It’s everyone’s wish to have the perfect body weight, and, according to fitness professional and Little League […]

Get moving to a longer life!

  Get moving! You simply can’t escape it. Exercise is not merely just good for you; it could very well be your ticket to long life. Exercise not only keeps you in tip-top shape, but it can boost your mood and build your defence against developing chronic diseases. Health Today is giving you a headstart […]