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Food & Drink

  • What’s cooking?

    What’s cooking?

    Do you like to cook and enjoy French cuisine? Now you can combine both passions by joining one of Alex Bognor’s classes. Bognor provides you with a fantastic opportunity to learn and enjoy authentic French cuisine in Malta, using fresh local...

  • Counting sheep

    Counting sheep

    Roquefort is more than cheese. It is the flavour of myth and history: Pliny the Elder wrote about its rich aroma while Charles VI granted the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon a monopoly for ripening the cheese. It is political. In 2009, when the...

  • Stock up at these markets

    Stock up at these markets

    Have you ever seen a French person at a food market? They will wander from one stall to the next, their brows furrowed deep like a freshly ploughed field. They will pick up a garlic bulb and look at it with the same intensity of a CSI operative...

  • Five espressos a day? Stop there, says European Food Safety Authority

    Five espressos a day? Stop there, says European Food Safety Authority

    Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out the scientific study after some...

  • The value of street food

    The value of street food

    Ed eats Ħamrun KioskPjazza San PawlĦamrunTel: 2124 8989 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Value: 8/10 I can’t bear to think of having to eat the same food every day. No matter how much I fall in love with a dish, I quickly get bored. Every morning, after my...

  • Topless tarts

    Topless tarts

    Last year I published a recipe for a ham, leek and cheese pie. Recently, having the remains of a gammon joint to use up, I dug out the recipe to make it again, but there wasn’t enough gammon left to make a pie, so I decided to go topless and make...

  • More products for new brand

    More products for new brand

    Olly’s Premium Eats, a local frozen food brand created by P. Cutajar and Co. Ltd last year, has launched two new premium products this month: Olly’s Salmon Burgers and Olly’s Mini Cevapcici. Olly’s now offers eight products, the others consisting...

  • Italian dining in style

    Italian dining in style

    The al fresco-styled restaurant A Tavola, located in the courtyard of Alexandra Gardens between Palazzo Capua and The Palace, Sliema, will again open its doors every Wednesday to Sunday evening, from June 1. The restaurant will be serving a...

  • Innovative culinary experience at Hilton

    Innovative culinary experience at Hilton

    Hilton Malta has launched a culinary experience for small groups, which will offer an insight into the art of innovative Mediterranean cuisine. The Chef’s Table menu includes six to nine courses and can be adjusted to personal requests. The meal...

  • Nestlé in drive to ensure food safety

    Food-borne illnesses often arise from a failure to follow basic hygiene rules when preparing raw, unpackaged products. People across the supply chain, including consumers, need to be educated about the risks and about how they can help themselves...

  • Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of...

  • Take me to the Marina food and fun family event

    The second ‘Take Me to the Marina’ event by the Marina Hotel in St Julian’s will take place between Wednesday and Sunday. The five-day family activity includes a photographic under-water exhibition by Kris Micallef, stand-up comedy nights at The...

  • Wine and rock rule at Żejtun music festival

    The fifth edition of the Beland Music Festival, which starts on Wednesday, will include a ‘wine night’ on Friday. Twenty of Delicata’s DOK and IGT quality wines will be available to try at different wine stalls. These include: Pjazza Regina red,...

  • Flowering well under way

    Flowering well under way

    Advice to wine growers on sustainable and effective use of foliar sprays is vital at this time of the year, when the flowering of local vines is well under way. In a Chadwick Lakes vineyard growing Merlot grapes, owner Carmel Azzopardi (left), who...

  • Love and confidence

    Love and confidence

    Ed eats Palazzo Preca54, Strait StreetVallettaTel: 2122 6777 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 Returning from Italy always causes me to reflect about food. If this column weren’t restricted to restaurants that you,...

  • Essential vinegars in your pantry

    One of my favourite kitchen occupations at this time of year is to refresh my acetaia – rather a grand term for my collection of bottles of home-made flavoured vinegars – and to make new ones. Herbs, fruit, spices and edible flowers can all be...

  • The right serving ritual

    The right serving ritual

    With a legacy that dates back to 1864, Heineken has always been associa­ted with quality, a result of its finest ingredients and traditional brewing process. But the Heineken expe­rience goes beyond the product; it is the whole ritual of serving...

  • Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing Ltd is the overall winner of the Business Leaders Malta Employee Research Award in the ‘over 150 employees’ category. Arkadia came on top as a result of its good practice at the workplace and the healthy dynamics between employer...

  • Trolley dash in Sliema

    Trolley dash in Sliema

    Holland & Barrett is giving away up to €500 worth of quality health products in a trolley dash through its new Sliema outlet on May 23. To participate, one can log on to the Get Carried Away app on Facebook where one will be asked a simple question.

  • Vanilla-flavoured custard for dessert

    Vanilla-flavoured custard for dessert

    Ambrosia Devon Dream, a vanilla-flavoured custard that can be poured over desserts, strawberries and other fruit, has been launched in Malta. Over 13,000 pots of the new custard were distributed to visitors at the Mġarr strawberry...

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