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  • Fried fish for everyone

    Fried fish for everyone

    Ed eats Ocean BasketQawra Road,Qawra.Tel: 2223 5000 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The only thing that consoles me about this heat is a rather evil notion. The Germans even have a word for the pleasure that one...

  • A luxury taste of Yorkshire

    A luxury taste of Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Day is celebrated on August 1, and in celebration of my birthplace, inspired by its rich local produce and its traditions, I offer a handful of very easy recipes, including a flavoursome kipper paste and devilled fish steaks. Sadly, with...

  • High on the menu

    High on the menu

    Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis? Farmers from southern Italy presenting their wares at a London food festival held this week say their hemp pasta, oil and bread will...

  • Gaia, Amber at beer fest tonight

    Amber, Malta’s participant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, will be singing on the main stage at The Farsons Beer Festival tonight. She follows young singer Gaia Cauchi, winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013. The rock stage...

  • Alsace – king of all whites

    Alsace – king of all whites

    Summer is here and, as usual, my love of red wine hibernates for the hot months. That does not mean that the flow of great red wine stops, but I just feel that the high temperatures are not conducive to showing reds at their best. Inevitably I...

  • Bunker is now wine cellar

    Bunker is now wine cellar

    A once top-secret bunker hidden in the lush hills of Hong Kong, China, has been turned into a wine cellar. The historic World War II munitions storage facility was the last Allied holdout on the island before its surrender to Japanese forces in...

  • New indigenous red released

    New indigenous red released

    The winemakers at Emmanuel Delicata have for years endeavoured to produce a good, full-flavoured red wine from the indigenous Maltese red grape variety Ġellewża. So far, only rosé wines have been produced from this unique, juicy grape variety at...

  • ‘Smart’ wine to be unveiled

    Last year Diageo launched a prototype ‘smart’ whisky bottle, developed using Thin Film technology, which uses extremely thin, electronic sensors that can tell if a bottle has been opened and where it is in the supply chain, and allow brands to...

  • Eastern aspirations

    Eastern aspirations

    OkuramaDragonara Road,St Julian’sTel: 2785 5888 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 A valid tip for drivers everywhere would be to start by making one’s intentions clear, and then to committing to the action. For...

  • Happy beach feast

    Happy beach feast

    Towels, suntan lotion, sunshades, folding chairs, buckets and spades – all vitally important for a day on the beach – and so too is food! Unless you’re going the whole hog and taking all the paraphernalia for a barbecue and a ‘sit-down’ meal, I...

  • Good beer, music and food

    Good beer, music and food

    The 35th edition of the Farsons Beer Festival kicks off on Friday at Ta’ Qali National Park, offering a varied music programme with local and international artists, accompanied by a wide selection of award-winning brews and a mix of slow and fast...

  • Innovative summer menu

    Innovative summer menu

    Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel and Spa recently hosted its key business partners to a relaxed evening at La Bajja rooftop terrace to celebrate the start of the summer season. Guests were presented with an innovative menu of sweet and savoury...

  • New frozen foods

    Amadori, a brand of fresh poultry products produced by one of Italy’s largest agro-food companies, has recently expanded its offering to include frozen foods. Using 100 per cent Italian poultry meat, Amadori offers high-quality products, putting...

  • Extra virgin olive oil introduced in Malta

    An extra virgin olive oil, produced by Agribio-Evo, an organisation operating in the territory of Squillace-Biorgia, Calabria, was introduced at the Italo-Maltese Chamber of Commerce. The oil is produced by cold pressing within 24 hours of...

  • Malta’s first catering school

    Malta’s first catering school

    Malta’s first catering school opened 50 years ago. One of its first students, Michael Scicluna, shares some memories with Stephanie Fsadni. When Malta became independent in 1964, a slew of foreign journalists came over to our shores to cover the...

  • Top chefs change places in worldwide kitchen swap

    Top chefs change places in worldwide kitchen swap

    David Kinch, chef-owner of Manresa in Los Gatos in California, prepared dinner in a kitchen at Narisawa in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Narisawa owner Yoshihiro Narisawa was cooking at Attica in Melbourne. Kinch and Narisawa were among a collective of 37 top...

  • Delicata celebrating 100 awards

    Delicata celebrating 100 awards

    Emmanuel Delicata, Malta’s fourth generation family-run winery, has achieved a historic milestone by accomplishing the significant feat of being awarded over 100 international awards for its wines over a span of 20 years. The 100 awards include...

  • Embracing sin

    Embracing sin

    Ed eats Dolci Peccati268, Tower RoadSliemaTel: 2702 3202 Food: 7/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 You surely know someone in your circle of friends who will manage to turn any fragment of a conversation into a naughty...

  • Rustic feast for Bastille Day

    Rustic feast for Bastille Day

    Let’s help out the French and celebrate their national holiday this week with some good food. Even after the French gastronomic meal was inscribed on the Unesco list of Intangible World Cultural Heritage five years ago, their Ministry of Culture...

  • Food app to make life easier

    Food app to make life easier

    Vivian Corporation Ltd has launched an app called Buon Appetito during an event at Etienne’s Kitchen and Yacht Lounge in Vittoriosa. Guests, including members of trade, the media and consumers, were invited to taste food and drinks imported by the...

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