Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Blue Mountain Coffee

Toppa Top 10: Ten Classically Caribbean Ice Cream Flavors

Words by Jesse Serwer/Photos by Martei Korley


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Toppa Top 10: LargeUp’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

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Ground Provisions: Kingston Kitchen Spotlights Jamaican Flavor

Words and Photos by Erin MacLeod

Tropical climate, lush, green mountains, and access to the ocean make Jamaica a paradise for tourists, but also a tasty destination for folks who love food. Jacqui Sinclair, Melanie Miller and Leisha Wong made this fact deliciously clear, with the first edition of their Kingston Kitchen pop-up food events this past Sunday afternoon. They call it an “artisan open-air food court and food market series,” but it’s also a magazine and a concept. The women behind Kingston Kitchen (the slogan to which is “Love Yuh Like Cook Food”) want to encourage Jamaicans to appreciate the local flavors of the island—especially when working with local ingredients.

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Ground Provisions: Q+A with Delius Shirley of Miami’s Ortanique

Words by Jesse Serwer

The Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Fla. is an upscale shopping district just outside of Miami known for its bridal shops. You don’t often find Caribbean food in environments like this but for the last decade Ortanique on the Mile has been hipping brides to be, jetsetters and retirees to the treasures of island cooking, with unique fusion dishes like jerk rubbed foie gras, Blue Mountain Coffee-encrusted salmon, and mussels steamed in Red Stripe beer. The restaurant, which gets its name from an orange-like citrus fruit indigenous to Jamaica, is the baby of New Jersey-born chef Cindy Huston and Delius Shirley, the son of the late “Julia Child of the Caribbean,” Norma Shirley. The pair, who opened Ortanique in Coral Gables in 1999 after an earlier incarnation on South Beach, last year expanded into the Caribbean itself, with Ortanique Grand Cayman. LargeUp spoke with Shirley about the influence of his late mother (who died last year at 72), the logistics of cooking with Blue Mountain coffee, and which wines match up with well with jerk.

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