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Food & Drink

  • Traditional pub grub to celebrate St George

    What could be more English than fish and chips, or a steak and kidney pie, washed down with a pint of ale? The genuine traditional pub lunch is coming to Malta this St George’s Day (April 23) during a day of celebrations for England’s patron...

  • French Parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

    France’s lower house of Parliament adopted a law prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment. France adopted a decree last month to halt the planting of Monsanto’s...

  • Cold chocolate fondant with banana and yoghurt ice cream

    Ingredients70ml double cream40ml orange blossom water (or tap)70ml whole milk 30g agave syrup25g cocoa chocolate (70%)20g cocoa powder (100%) For the chocolate fondant340g dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids250ml whipping cream (heavy)50g agave...

  • White chocolate and banana panna cotta with peanut crunch

    Ingredients For the banana bavarois250g banana purée50g sugar50g egg yolks8g gelatine250ml cream For the chocolate flourless cake140g dark chocolate couverture50g unsalted butter95g egg yolks55g sugar110g egg whites55g sugar For the white...

  • Rigatoni broccoli and speck

    Ingredients400g rigatoni pasta1 head broccoli, cut into florets200g speck or smoked prosciutto cut into cubes1 spring onion1 medium red onion2 tbsp chopped parsley50ml extra virgin olive oil200g fine grated Parmesan cheese Method Prepare a pot of...

  • Veal with tuna sauce

    Veal with tuna sauce, or veau tonné, is, contrary to what many think, an Italian dish, typical of Piedmontese cuisine. There are many Piedmontese cities that boast having “given birth“ to this appetizer, known locally as vitello tonnato. But Alba...

  • Putting Dingli on the map

    Ed eats Diar il-BnietMain Street,DingliTel 2762 0727 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 I was having dinner last week and remembered a couple of pearls of wisdom that escaped Philippe Starck’s lips while wrangling his...

  • Glorious Easter Sunday lunch

    Easter Sunday lunch is one of the special meals of the year, like Christmas lunch, and one that I always enjoy cooking. I think probably all Christian countries will choose lamb for Easter, although in England it’s not unusual to have a turkey...

  • Enjoy some home baking

    The smell of baking not only makes our homes more welcome, but it keeps us smiling too. Waitrose has a wide range of products that are ideal for baking. These are now available at Arkadia in St Julian’s and Victoria. A good cup of brewed coffee or...

  • Bordeaux Primeurs 2013

    You don’t need the weatherman to tell you it’s raining! Having spent many weeks in Bordeaux during the growing season and, more importantly, at harvest time, it seemed pretty obvious that unless miracles happened, 2013 was going to be a pretty...

  • McDonald’s McDrive opens in Għargħur

    McDonald’s Malta has unveiled its newest McDrive Restaurant, located along Naxxar Road, Għargħur. This is the 10th McDonald’s restaurant to be opened in Malta by Premier Capital plc, the Maltese company that is the developmental licensee of...

  • Kit Kat stress relief campaign

    Nestlé Malta Ltd has found a creative way to help consumers relieve some of their daily stress through a multifaceted campaign, encompassing various interactive marketing initiatives, including stress relief kits which are being delivered to a...

  • A thirst-quenching alternative

    San Michel Fruitwaves offer a thirst-quenching, tasty alternative to drinking water. Low in calories, they contain fructose as a natural fruit-derived sweetener. San Michel Fruitwaves are also a good source of vitamin intake: a 20cl glass of San...

  • Join the egg hunt

    The Grand Hotel Excelsior is the place to be this Easter. The award-winning kitchen brigade invite you to enjoy a sumptuous Easter Sunday buffet lunch with your loved ones, while enjoying the spectacular views of Marsamxett Harbour. Feast on a...

  • A time for sweets

    In a country like Malta, where food, season and tradition go hand in hand, each time of year is marked by its own food – honey rings and Christmas cake in the Yuletide season, perlini and prinjolata for carnival, figolli for Easter and so on. In...

  • Gluten-free Easter treats

    Recipes by Jacqui Farrugia. With his permission and based on the excellent reviews, I have adapted Manuel Xuereb’s recipe for the figolli. Converting a normal recipe to a gluten-free one is not as simple as just swopping flours. Gluten-free (GF)...

  • Italian diploma for Delicata wine

    The 2013 vintage Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc DOK Malta, produced by Emmanuel Delicata, has been awarded a special mention diploma at the 21st Vinitaly International Wine Competition held in Verona last month. A little less than 3,000 wines from...

  • Peppered salmon with a whisky cream sauce

    Ingredients1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed200g salmon steak1 tsp Dijon mustardFresh ground sea salt15g butter1 tbsp whisky150ml double cream1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped Method Smear the salmon steak with the mustard and then press the crushed...

  • Risotto with porcini mushrooms and truffle cream

    Ingredients100g risotto100g porcini mushrooms500g butter10g garlic2g olive oil5g basil30g shallot50ml white wine5g truffle paste200ml fresh cream100 ml chicken stock5g basil5g parsley5g chives Method Slice the onions and garlic thinly and cut the...

  • Roasted rack of lamb with an aromatic crust and mustard

    Serves four Ingredients1tbsp vegetable oil2 racks of lamb125g fresh white breadcrumbs40g butter, melted3 tbsps chopped mixed fresh herbs (chives, basil, thyme, parsley)2 tbsps Dijon mustard Method Preheat oven to 220˚C, Gas 7. Heat oil in a...

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