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  • Delicata’s first 2014 rosé wine now on market

    Delicata’s first 2014 rosé wine now on market

    The very first wine from the 2014 harvest has been released on the Maltese market after it was bottled at the Delicata winery last week. The wine is the 2014 vintage Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé made entirely from hand-picked Gozitan Shiraz...

  • Drone wars against pests

    Drone wars against pests

    The war farmers continuously wage against vineyard pests might have taken a turn for the better using the latest technology – a drone. In California, vine growers are using remote-controlled helicopters to spray their vineyards with pesticide. The...

  • Warm poached egg with diced potatoes and crisp pancetta salad

    Warm poached egg with diced potatoes and crisp pancetta salad

    Ingredients1 lamb lettuce1 boiled beetroot2 tomatoes1 red pepper1 handful fresh mixed herbs6 slices crispy fried bacon1 potato cut in small cubes, boiled and then fried with the bacon cutinto julienneFor the dressing1 tsp wholegrain mustard125ml...

  • Vegetable lasagne

    Vegetable lasagne

    IngredientsMushrooms, finely choppedAubergines, thinly slicedZucchini, thinly slicedOnions, finely choppedGarlic, finely choppedBasil, finely choppedParsley, finely choppedTomatoes, thinly slicedPassataTomato pasteBrandyChicken stockWhite...

  • Tagliatelle with calamari

    Tagliatelle with calamari

    Ingredients2 tsps olive oil1 onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed4 drained anchovy fillets,finely chopped1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped1kg ripe tomatoes½ cup white wine500g cleaned calamari, cut into 1cm-thick...

  • Crab and coriander tarts

    Crab and coriander tarts

    Serves 4 Ingredients375g shortcrust pastry1 tbsp flour25g butter100g onions250g fresh crab meat200ml single cream3 egg yolks20g pack fresh coriander, choppedgrated lemon zest Method Preheat the oven to 200°C, Gas Mark 6. Unroll the pastry on a...

  • Artichokes alla Romana

    Artichokes alla Romana

    Makes 4-8 portions Ingredients8 artichokesExtra virgin olive oil2 lemons50g breadcrumbs1 garlic clove20g spearmint20g parsleySalt and pepper Method Clean the artichokes by removing the outer leaves and by removing the stem. Open up the remaining...

  • The tourist perspective

    The tourist perspective

    Ed eats Il-FortizzaTower RoadSliemaTel: 2720 4499 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 I often wonder what attracts tourists to Malta. To be fair I do get their first visit because our islands look gorgeous in pictures. I...

  • As sweet as pie

    As sweet as pie

    Make my husband a pie and he’s in seventh heaven. Steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, rabbit pie or apple pie. You name it, he loves it! I resist making the heavier ones in the summer months and stick to lighter savoury and sweet tarts, but...

  • Beer on a silver plate

    Beer on a silver plate

    For the second consecutive year Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa in partnership with Farsons is exploring the unlimited possibilities of the rich flavours contained in a pint. Until Friday, the culinary theme at KuDéTa Lounge & Bar is beer, with...

  • New low-fat cereal

    Kellogg’s, the world-renowned producer of breakfast cereals, has added the Kellogg’s Special K Granola to its cereal variety. Various supermarkets are holding in-store sampling sessions until the end of November. A Kellogg’s spokesperson in Malta...

  • Yoghurt is NY’s official snack

    Yoghurt became New York's official state snack, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honoured by US states. New York has become the nation's top yogurt producer amid the booming popularity of strained...

  • Leading football freestylers show off breathtaking skills

    Leading football freestylers show off breathtaking skills

    Pepsi brought to Malta two of the world’s leading football freestylers. Andrew Henderson, the reigning World Football Freestyle champion and three-time Female World Football Freestyle champion Kitti Szasz entertained crowds with their breathtaking...

  • Michelin awards four restaurants in San Francisco with three stars

    The San Francisco Bay Area’s reputation for great food got a boost as Michelin awarded four of its restaurants with its highest rating in its 2015 eating guide released this week. Benu and Saison, whose acclaimed menus have Asian accents, joined...

  • Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

    Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

    Stevia has stolen a big chunk of the global market for artificial sweeteners, but critics say products using the plant are not as natural as they claim to be The maker of America’s top sugar brand, Domino Sugar, is launching its first no-calorie...

  • Two gold medals awarded to Delicata reds in Italy

    Two gold medals awarded to Delicata reds in Italy

    Delicata wines were awarded two gold medals at the 2014 International Oenological Competition Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme held last week in Bergamo, Italy. The competition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, only judges wines...

  • Mango gateau

    Mango gateau

    IngredientsMango mousseSimple syrupMango glaze1 vanilla sponge For the mango mousse40ml mango purée50g sugar5 egg yolks4 soaked gelatine leaves175ml whip cream For the simple syrup1l water600g sugar For the mango glaze250ml mango purée100ml simple...

  • Marinated lamb kebabs

    Marinated lamb kebabs

    Ingredients500g lamb shoulder8 wooden skewers2 small red onions2 red peppersFor the marinade1 tbsp sweet paprika2 cloves½ tsp cumin seeds2 tsps coriander seedsSea salt and freshly ground black pepperOlive oil Method Make the marinade by mixing...

  • Spaghetti with mussels and pesto

    Spaghetti with mussels and pesto

    Ingredients480g spaghetti300g mussels, fresh or frozen120g grated cheese100g pine nuts, roastedOlive oilBunch of fresh basil, washedGarlic Method Boil the spaghetti in plenty of salted water. Place the roasted pine nuts, garlic, washed basil and...

  • Thai marinated duck breast

    Thai marinated duck breast

    Serves 2 Ingredients2 duck breasts100g kumquats150g white radish100g onions5g garlic5g chilli10g coriander10ml honey50g carrots50g leeks20ml soy sauce10g sugar syrupOlive oil Method In a bowl mix half of the soy sauce, coriander, honey, chilli,...

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