Second Caribbean Food & Wine Festival In Turks And Caicos To Host Culinary Demonstrations By John De

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The second annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will be taking place from 1st to 3rd November this year in Turks and Caicos and this years event will be attended by John DeLucie, a renowned chef and owner of New Yorks The Lion restaurant.

Tourists taking Caribbean holidays will be able to taste a variety of flavours of authentic Caribbean cuisine and attend cooking demonstrations during the three-day event which will be taking place at various properties across the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.

The festival is being organised by Grace Bay Resorts, the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, and the Wine Cellar, and it will bring together the culinary talents of several famous chefs.

I am truly delighted to be a part of the Second Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks & Caicos this fall, DeLucie commented.

The culture, cuisine and stunning atmosphere of the islands are an inspiring combination.

Festival-goers can attend a welcome reception and a five-course meal prepared by DeLucie and the executive chef of Aman Resort, Fritz Zwahlen on Thursday 1st November. DeLucie will also lead a cooking demonstration and conduct a book signing session in the evening.

The Food & Wine Tasting will take place at The Veranda Resort & Residences on Saturday 3rd November and will provide samples of gourmet chocolates, cheeses, seafood, wines, meats and local delicacies. After the Food & Wine Tasting, guests can attend the Street Food Fair where 15 chefs from leading Turks and Caicos hotels, resorts and restaurants will be showcasing their expert grilling and barbeque techniques.

If spending holidays in Turks and Caicos during the culinary event, festival-goers will have the chance to meet the award-winning chef from Elements restaurant at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Beau MacMillan, who has created meals for President


Serve Your Next Drink On An Elegant Glass Serving Tray

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The glass serving tray is the ultimate idea for serving a drink and even though most are only seen in the nicest establishments. However, you can find them on the market and add them to your home for when you want to serve a drink to your next visitors which can show them that you have fine taste and class.

Remember that the trays are made of glass and should be handled with care. They are very delicate and you may only want to use them for special occasions when they can be appreciated among your guest. A formal get together with people would be the ideal time to use them.

There are so many different kinds of styles and designs to choose from. Such as the traditional and ornate look to maybe something that is contemporary. Or you can just use the plain kind that lets the drink do the talking for you.

Several of these glass trays can be personalized or engraved almost anyway you prefer. They make a lovely gift for just about any occasion and also you could get one engraved for a certain event as well.

Many of these items can be found in any retail store that sells home ware. Just about all super markets have stock of them on their shelves. And department stores carry them too, but for a better price option you can always go to a retailer that specializes in glass trays. You can also discover even more at online stores where you may find more variety.

The glass tray is becoming quite popular among many people for entertaining their company by adding a touch of class as they serve them their drinks. This will also be a nice addition to any home, particularly if they have many visitors. Bring out a drink or two


Tips on trouble free operating ticketing kiosks

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Ticketing kiosks can become excellent business tools. They cut down your business expenditures and optimize your work. However, operating those machines can be troublesome. Let us take a look at some tips of trouble free operating ticketing kiosks. -Get the right type of machine

Picking the right type of ticketing kiosks is very important. For one, these machines have to meet the best your business needs. They have to have the right equipment in them. For instance, if you sell tickets, you surely need card readers or cash admitters in your ticketing kiosks. However, if you use these kiosks to print out appointment tickets or security visitor passes, the kiosks may come just in basic configuration: booth, screen, printer and computer.

Besides, ticketing kiosks should have right exterior and interior design. Outwardly, these kiosks have to grab the attention of your target customers. Internally, they should be designed so, that the users would have no problem operating them. So, pick the most user friendly interface and design for your ticketing kiosks.

-Pick the right location for your

This is another essential success ingredient for using ticketing kiosks. For instance, cinema theaters may locate not only immediately at their facilities, but also in other high foot traffic stops, such as malls. This way, their customers get more access to buying their tickets. Companies that sell various types of tickets online may also greatly benefit from using ticketing kiosks.

They may set a network of their kiosks in various locations for people to come there and print out the tickets, they have just purchased online. This makes your customer service more flexible and up to date.

-Find the right servicing company

If you have a large network of ticketing kiosks or other ATMs, you may


Much Needed Recipe Patent Reform

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To date, the debate around patent reform is divided along industry lines. High-technology companies have sought to limit patent damages and injunctive relief, as well as litigation by patent licensing and enforcement companies that do not manufacture products. In contrast, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have advocated for strong patent protection because such protection is fundamental to their business.

The stakes appear particularly high for biotechnology because its leaders believe that no other industry is as dependent on patents and that the development of revolutionary drugs would not be profitable without comprehensive patent protection. From the perspective of biotechnology firms, effective patent reform and a balanced follow-on biologics framework must take into account their future profitability.

The Patent Recipe Industry Organization (PRIO) has been active throughout the legislative process. PRIO represents 1,000 food-tech companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations, and has been vocal about certain provisions that could have adverse consequences for the industry. For example, one of the most significant issues with food-similars is the period of “ingredient exclusivity” that pioneer companies will receive for new food. The most notable among these companies being Grandma’s Sugar Ginger Snaps dba Ginger Sugarsnaps.

Ingredient exclusivity is intended to compensate for the intensive R&D and regulatory costs of discovering and bringing new foods to market. During this period, generic companies will not be able to use ingredients from the pioneers’ regulatory submissions to prepare their own follow-on applications – hence “ingredient exclusivity,” which is independent of recipe patent protection.

Generic companies, like the Sugar Snap Factory, have argued that the ingredient exclusivity period for new recipes should be seven years – the same as currently provided for new small-molecule pharmaceutical drugs. PRIO and other industry leaders, however, argue that foods are inherently more complex and difficult to develop into healthy unique products, justifying a


New Hyatt Wailea Maui Hotel To Open For Beach Weddings In 2013

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Hawaii is to receive a new Hyatt-branded hotel after Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that they will be opening the new Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa in Spring, 2012.

The new hotel will be located on Mokapu and Ulua Beach on the island of Maui, which is a hotspot for idyllic beach weddings, and Michael Stephens has been named as the General Manager.

Set upon 15 acres of land, the new Hyatt resort will take over the hotel that was once the Wailea Renaissance resort. This is the first Andaz-branded property to be built in Hawaii and the brand embraces local culture into its dcor, food and events.

The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa will have 325 rooms and suites, a lavish 15,000-quare-foot spa, and 12,000-square-feet of event and meeting space, making it the perfect venue for destination weddings of any size.

Mokapu and Ulua Beach has been a popular setting for romantic beach weddings for many years and the new resort is expected to attract many couples planning on getting married abroad in Hawaii in the near future.

All beaches in Hawaii are open to the public and Mokapu and Ulua Beach is likely to see an increase in visitors once the new hotel is open for destination weddings.

General Manager of Hawaiian Style Weddings, Jana Rothernberg, commented: I think this has been the ideal location for beach weddings on Maui. The location has been un-crowded since the closure of the Wailea Renaissance hotel. Being on the south end of the Island means ideal weather and beautiful sunsets. This will certainly change next year when the Andaz resort opens its doors.
Hawaii is a fantastic destination for island weddings thanks to its idyllic surroundings, a tropical climate and a variety of luxurious hotels and