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A New Food Festival in Cancun

 Blue Diamond Resorts is launching a food festival, the company said this week.  The first-ever Cancun Food + Drink Experience will be held at the all-inclusive Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort and Spa from Sept. 19-26.  The festival will gather …

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A Caribbean Recipe for Octopus Ceviche

 A fresh and delightful way to enjoy the summer heat is with this easy octopus recipe. Many people are very intimidated by the idea of cooking octopus but it is actually really easy to master. Simply start with a great …

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Atlantis Paradise Island Names New SVP for Food and Beverage

 Atlantis Paradise Island has named a new senior Vice President for food and beverage operations, Caribbean Journal has learned. The renowned Bahamas resort has tapped Tamir Shanel to the role, following posts at resorts including Marina Bay Sands in Singapore …

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 With the pandemic overload and the underlying depression accompanying it, and with take-out options so underwhelming these days, it makes me yearn for the elaborate old school dishes my mom would prepare even during the week.  Especially those on the …

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 One of the Caribbean’s leading directors of tourism is “hanging up her shoes” later this year.  Sharon Flax-Brutus, who has served as the Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission for eight years, is stepping down …

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 In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Dominican Republic is closing its land, sea and air borders for 15 days, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, announced.  The move takes effect at 6 AM on Thursday, …

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 Sitting under a palapa at the water’s edge, dining on whole snapper glazed in unagi joined by a 2016 Astrid & Therese riesling, one begins to realize just how much the Caribbean culinary scene has changed in recent years.  Because …

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 So much of the seafood we eat today is farm raised on crappy diets with all kinds of additives, hormones antibiotics etc. that when I saw some wild shrimp from the ocean along with some octopus from Spain available, I …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food. But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather …

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 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Shifting toward a whole food plant-based diet requires quite a bit of changes in the way one eats and presents quite a challenge in keeping the dishes interesting. Bold flavors along with great eye appeal go …

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 By Alexander Britell While a villa vacation is one of the most fascinating and rewarding travel experiences in the Caribbean, the process of actually finding a villa and embarking on the trip can be daunting. Often, large home-sharing platforms mean …

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 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to be one of the hottest tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island has seen a 5.2 percent year-over-year jump in stayover visitor arrivals in the first seven months of 2019, according to new data …

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 August in the Caribbean means hot afternoons, evenings cooled by trade winds and, in many destinations, the feeling of having a bit more of the region to yourself. But there’s just something about the feeling of wading into bathtub-warm water …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A tent, a grill and a menu on a blackboard. Sometimes the most delicious places to eat in the Caribbean are smoke-filled shacks set on the side of the road. And when you’re in …

st barth food festival

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The sixth annual St Barth Gourmet Festival has announced the eight featured guest chefs for this year’s event. The guest chefs attending the festival include Chef Arnaud Faye, Relais & Châteaux La Chèvre d’Or; Chef Eric Bouchenoire, Joel …

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 Whether you’re traveling with your kids, your extended family or some other combination of relatives, going all-inclusive makes the family getaway significantly easier. And the best all-inclusive family resorts manage to combine the ease and comfort of the all-inclusive experience …

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 The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the …

miami caribbean food

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami’s biggest Caribbean food festival is back again this year when Caribbean305 returns for its third edition. This year, the culinary and cultural celebration will take place at Mana Wynwood in the heart of Miami’s …