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Food & Drink

  • Spaghetti langoustine thermidor with basil, chives and tomatoes

    100g spaghetti100g langoustines80g plum tomatoes10g garlic2g olive oil5g basil5g chives30g shallot50ml white wine5g dijon mustard200ml fresh cream50g grana cheese100g fish stock5ml balsamic vinegar Method Peel the prawns and set aside in olive oil.

  • Lemon and almond tart

    Ingredients125g softened butter125g granulated sugar3 eggs, separated125g almond flour60g all-purpose flour, sifted1 tsp baking powderJuice and zest of 2 lemonsPowdered sugar (optional) Method Heat the oven to 355˚F/180˚C. Prepare a pan (eight...

  • Chinese beef noodle soup

    Serves four Ingredients1 litre water30g beef50g noodles2g saltFew drops of oil2g sugar3g soy sauce5g onions10g cornflour Method Boil the noodles in water until they are soft. Meanwhile, shred the beef into long thin strips and stir with the salt,...

  • Paris- Brest

    Ingredients60g butter or margarine185ml water120g plain flour3 eggs2 tbsps flaked almonds2 cartons small fresh cream1 tbsp icing sugar Method Preheat the oven to 205°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and draw a 20cm diameter...

  • Location, location, location

    Ed eats BacinoVittoriosa WaterfrontVittoriosaTel: 2180 0985 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 Bit by bit, we’re dismantling the more embarrassing parts of being Maltese. As time passes, we’re dragging the country, often...

  • All-day breakfast for Easter entertaining

    I like breakfast and have always felt that it is a meal which can adapt well for entertaining at any time of the day. So in case you have nothing planned for Easter, here is something you can put together almost from what you will have in the...

  • Amarone style

    The name Amarone is derived from Amarone della Valpolicella, the famous red wine from the Veneto region made in a peculiar way – before vinification, the over-ripe grapes are left to dry on mats, producing a powerful wine. The reason for this...

  • Nescafé participates in Mġarr strawberry feast

    The strawberry festival in the agricultural village of Mġarr saw thousands of people flock to the picturesque parish square with the hope of getting a taste of the strawberries in season. Among those participating at Festa Frawli was Nescafé with...

  • Italian bistro to open at SmartCity Malta

    An authentic Italian bistro, Da Vinci, will be opening its doors at SmartCity Malta next month. The restaurant will have 120 covers and include an outside terrace overlooking the Laguna Walk. As the name implies, Da Vinci will be inspired by the...

  • Absolut inspires art

    Absolut has always pushed the boundaries of contemporary culture through creative collaborations, historically with artists like Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst and, more recently, Spike Jonze, Ellen von Unwerth and Swedish House...

  • Olly’s Premium Eats

    P. Cutajar has unveiled its first own food brand, Olly’s Premium Eats, featuring a range of six products, including burgers, chicken fingers and chicken nuggets. The products contain no added spices or flavours and are produced from top-quality...

  • Blumenthal shuns NY for Melbourne

    British chef Heston Blumenthal, famed for his bacon and egg ice cream, credits fans, friends and the ‘food explosion’ in Australia for his decision to move The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six months while the Michelin-starred restaurant is being...

  • Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, rosemary and garlic

    Ingredients1 leg of lamb weighing about 2kgSalt3 tbsps groundnut or grapeseed oil6 cloves garlic, peeled, halved and de-germed400g of semi-skimmed milk12 anchovies in olive oil, drained, rinsed and cut in half4 sprigs of rosemaryWhite wine½ tsp of...

  • 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...

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