Food/Cooking

ADO Bahamas Executive Chairman: Much to learn from Jamaican agriculture industry with ¼ of population engaged in farming
ADO Bahamas Executive Chairman: Much to learn from Jamaican agriculture industry with ¼ of population engaged in farming

August 10, 2022

Following a recent week-long agricultural tour and immersion experience in Jamaica, Agricultural Development Organization (ADO) Executive Chairman Philip Smith said The Bahamas could benefit from the learning experiences of its regional neighbour which produces a massive amount of the food consumed on island in addition to successfully exporting products.

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Minister of Agriculture Clay Sweeting Applauds Joint Efforts of ADO Bahamas and Church Commercial Farming Group at Official Launch of Backyard, Community Church Farming
Minister of Agriculture Clay Sweeting Applauds Joint Efforts of ADO Bahamas and Church Commercial Farming Group at Official Launch of Backyard, Community & Church Farming

August 08, 2022

Agricultural Development Organization (ADO), a non-profit organization founded only eight months ago, in partnership with The Church Commercial Farming Group (TCCFG) made up of more than 300 churches, launched the largest program in the history of The Bahamas to support community, backyard and church farming.

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PM Welcomes Team that Feeds
PM Welcomes Team that Feeds

August 05, 2022

Changing of the Guard at Bahamas Feeding Network – It’s not often you see six powerful men rally round the need to feed but it happened with smiles, friendship and frank discussions when Prime Minister Philip Davis met with leaders from the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Sweet potato recall follows infestation
Sweet potato recall follows infestation

July 27, 2022

THE Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) has recalled whole sweet potatoes.

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Warning issued as lobster season begins
Warning issued as lobster season begins

July 20, 2022

MARINE Resources Acting Director Gregory Bethel says officials continue to be faced with some "unscrupulous" people who do not follow protocols when it comes to lobster season.

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ADO Bahamas urges greater focus on food security
ADO Bahamas urges greater focus on food security

July 03, 2022

As Bahamian families continue to grapple with the increasing cost of living, a leading agriculture-focused non-profit today threw its support behind recent calls for greater efforts to improve food security in The Bahamas.

In a country where almost 90 percent of the food consumed is imported, Agricultural Development Organization (ADO) Executive Chairman Philip Smith said the time for action is now.

“As inflation rates increase, food security becomes even more of a concern for us in The Bahamas,” he said. “It is important now more than ever that we not only speak about food security but also take steps that move us towards being a more food secure nation.” Food security has been at the forefront of national discussion in recent years, with crisis after crisis highlighting the urgent need to reduce The Bahamas’ annual food import bill of more than $1 billion.

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Local Bartenders Take Center Stage in International Mount Gay Cocktail Competition
Local Bartenders Take Center Stage in International Mount Gay Cocktail Competition

July 03, 2022

7 of the country’s most talented bartenders put their creative skills to the test as part of Mount Gay’s International Cocktail Competition. The event held on the stunning waterfront at JWB’s steakhouse at the Pointe in Nassau Bahamas saw popular cocktail artisans from across New Providence - including Vonasha Nairn, a solo female bartender and Thomas Smith who was flown in from Abaco. All compete for a chance to contend against their regional counterparts, and then an opportunity to show off their skills in Barbados for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to The London Rum Festival in October of 2022.

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Food authority warns on peanut butter recall alert
Food authority warns on peanut butter recall alert

May 25, 2022

THE Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority has advised the public to be on high alert after a number of Jif Peanut Butter products were recently recalled in the United States due to concerns about potential salmonella contamination.

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Mama Sassys Gourmet Foods aims to spice up store shelves with island-inspired pepper sauces and jams
Mama Sassy’s Gourmet Foods aims to spice up store shelves with island-inspired pepper sauces and jams

March 07, 2022

Known as a culinary connoisseur among family and friends, Cherelle Cartwright would commonly find herself feeding loved ones who stopped by unannounced to enjoy the dishes.

"My business was conceived quite unconventionally," shared Cartwright. "When I'm in the kitchen, I often knock out a four-course meal, and I have friends who would show up at my door unannounced to find out what I cooked."

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The New Duff heats things up with release of Guavalava Hot Sauce
The New Duff heats things up with release of Guavalava Hot Sauce

February 16, 2022

Once again The New Duff hits another milestone with another expansion of their product line - a sweet and spicy guava hot sauce called Guavalava. The sauce, which is now sold at the company’s storefront on West Bay Street, has been touted as great on everything from conch fritters to wings and ribs. Due to a pleasantly alarming public demand for the sauce, the 100% Bahamian owned company has stepped up production on the new product and the entrepreneurs in charge have promised to keep their forward thinking and innovative flare when it comes to the development of the company that was once only known for its guava duff.

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BAMSI PRESIDENT PAYS COURTESY CALL ON SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTER
BAMSI PRESIDENT PAYS COURTESY CALL ON SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTER

February 10, 2022

NEWLY APPOINTED President of the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) Senator The Honorable Dr. Erecia Hepburn on Tuesday paid a courtesy call to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Obie Wilchcombe where she discussed BAMSI becoming an authorised vendor of the ministry’s Food Assistance (voucher) programme. The move would provide marginalized individuals and communities greater access to fruits and vegetables.

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The New Duff and Bahleaf celebrate one year by giving back during the holidays
The New Duff and Bahleaf celebrate one year by giving back during the holidays

December 29, 2021

The New Duff and Bahleaf Teas celebrated the one year anniversary of their store opening on West Bay Street by giving back to some of their loyal customers and health care personnel at Princess Margaret Hospital over the past two weeks.

Since the second week in December, two customers per day were chosen at random to choose a gift under the tree in the store which had a tasty prize attached to be redeemed at the time of their choosing. There was also a “Write to Santa” raffle

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Chef Alexandra Maillis Lynch To Appear On Special Holiday Episode of The Sip!
Chef Alexandra Maillis – Lynch To Appear On Special Holiday Episode of The Sip!

December 20, 2021

The Sip television show, which officially premiered on Oct 21 and is currently airing nationwide on Island Luck TV (ILTV), is sponsored by Caribbean Wines & Spirits (CWS) and features a rotating roster of special guests chefs, mixologists, and food lovers. Each month, hosts Nicholas “Nick” Mitchell & Gabriella Suighi share their love for amazing wines, delicious cocktails, and flavor packed food pairings. And, on Dec 30 the pair will be joined by Chef Alexandra Maillis – Lynch for a special New Year’s Eve themed episode to help viewers ring in 2022 in style.

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Mogano by Giorgio Locatelli
Mogano by Giorgio Locatelli

December 08, 2021

Bahamas Local had the privilege to a lunch sampling the menu at Mogano by Giorgio Locatelli

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Sias vegan creations win New Providence District round of 2021 Culinary Competition
Sia’s vegan creations win New Providence District round of 2021 Culinary Competition

October 25, 2021

Sia Wright’s vegan dishes earned her the top spot in this year’s recent New Providence district round of the Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Senior Competition.

The 11th grade student of Akhepran International Academy who aspires to become a marine biologist and study mammals, entered the competition to challenge her creativity in the kitchen.

“I love the culinary arts,” said Sia. “It has been a passion of mine since I was about 5-years-old. I also think it is amazing to add a plant-based spin on classic Bahamian dishes.”

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Cheerful Givers: Bahamas Feeding Network and Bahamas Rotary Clubs Donate 55,000 to 11 Organizations
Cheerful Givers: Bahamas Feeding Network and Bahamas Rotary Clubs Donate $55,000 to 11 Organizations

October 18, 2021

In celebration of World Food Day, the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) and the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas (RCOB) joined forces to donate $55,000 worth of food vouchers to 11 organizations to assist in the fight against hunger. Donations were given during a presentation at the Network’s Fox Hill Community Centre temporary headquarters.

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4th Annual Caribbean Rum Awards Set for November
4th Annual Caribbean Rum Awards Set for November

October 13, 2021

The Caribbean’s leading celebration of fine rum is set for the first week of November on the Caribbean island of St Barth.

The Caribbean Rum Awards, a week-long series of rum (and cigar) events in the heart of Gustavia, is back for its fourth annual edition.

The event, presented by WIMCO Villas, Tradewind Aviation and Accutron, is centered around the Caribbean Rum Awards competition, a blind-tasting of the most elite field of rums of any festival on the planet.

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4,000 more seek help from govt after food aid ends
4,000 more seek help from govt after food aid ends

October 06, 2021

SOCIAL Services and Urban Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that some 4,000 Bahamians who were receiving assistance from the government's national food distribution programme have now been added to his ministry's aid list since the food initiative ended.

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National task force chief defends food aid
National task force chief defends food aid

October 04, 2021

SUSAN Larson, head of the National Food Distribution Task Force formed under the Minnis administration, has defended the programme after Social Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe questioned the nearly $800k weekly bill.

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'FOOD ASSISTANCE COSTS TOO MUCH': Obie questions why aid programme bill is 800k per week
'FOOD ASSISTANCE COSTS TOO MUCH': Obie questions why aid programme bill is 800k per week

September 30, 2021

The National Food Distribution Task Force’s work is set to soon come to an end and Mr Wilchcombe said his ministry is working to move with “haste” to introduce a new food programme “as soon as possible”.

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