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  • Bag-in-box revival

    Bag-in-box revival

    Surprisingly, quite a few wine drinkers still have not heard of bag-in-box wine even though it has been around for half a century and is now experiencing a revival. The BiB concept is a convenient alternative to wine in heavy glass bottles. As the...

  • Easy Scones and Rock Cakes

    Easy Scones and Rock Cakes

    For many of us, making scones and rock cakes was an introduction to home economics lessons, mostly because the basic dough gives a variety of options for more elaborate bakes. Scones and rock cakes have been enjoyed with a traditional English...

  • My big fit Greek cooking

    My big fit Greek cooking

    Greek food is festive, healthy, simple and delicious. It’s easy to cook at home too, as long as you have the basic staples – none of which are exotic – such as olive oil, tomatoes, oregano, lemon and feta cheese. Here are two very simple recipes I...

  • The underworld

    The underworld

    Ed Eats Sotto32, South StreetVallettaTel: 2122 0077 Food: 8/10  Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 Imagine you could take a quick peek into the future and come right back to the present. You’re given just enough time to take a...

  • Good old Chardonnay

    Chardonnay has received quite a bit of flak in recent years for not being the most exciting of white wine varieties. Truth be told, there are other thrilling grapes and wines around that are capable of tasting more pronounced, and which often have...

  • New menu at Zest

    New menu at Zest

    Zest Restaurant in St Julian’s has launched a new menu under the leadership of its new executive chef Noel Azzopardi. Salted popcorn, 24-roasted pork belly and fermented soya beans are some of the new introductions sure to leave a lasting...

  • International bartenders competition

    International bartenders competition

    Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand with a strong position in the bartending community, launched its first Bols Around the World Competition that attracts thousands of bartenders from all over the world nine years ago. This year...

  • Cooking with kale

    Cooking with kale

    Kale seems everyone’s favourite vegetable at the moment. It has taken over the use of spinach and seems universally popular. All types of kale are available locally with some varieties now being cultivated in Malta. In Malta, we find the is curly...

  • Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    World Sushi Champion Pepi Anevski launched Mediterrasian Sushi – a fusion of Japanese tastes and flavours with a Mediterranean twist – at Ocean Basket in Qawra. In creating this new menu, Anevski used his creative and technical skill to offer a...

  • All about the view...

    All about the view...

    Pet’s Plates MunchiesTriq il-Marfa, Għadira Bay, MellieħaTel: 2157 6416 Food: 5/10  Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 There is something absolutely wonderful about dining al fresco by the sea. The smells and sounds of the sea...

  • Time to squirrel away some nuts

    Time to squirrel away some nuts

    The end of summer is a bittersweet time for most people. After three months of consuming cold and refreshing goods, it is now time to kiss them goodbye. Come end of September and all of autumn, nuts are seen more abundantly in our market and with...

  • Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery recently launched a newly revamped and extended Farsons Classic Brews range. Farsons India Pale Ale and Farsons Double Red Strong Ale are the two new additions to the Farsons range, which hark back to the brewery’s origins and...

  • The steakout

    The steakout

    Ed Eats Brass & KnuckleOratory Street,NaxxarTel 2722 2722 Food: 7/10  Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 We’ve all had days we wish we didn’t have to endure. For those of us enslaved within the working classes, we usually call...

  • Wine masterclasses at Ellul Wines & Spirits

    Wine masterclasses at Ellul Wines & Spirits

    After the summer months, wine masterclasses are back at Ellul Wines & Spirits. Recently, South African Simonsig wines took centre stage during an event conducted by senior wine-maker and owner of Simonsig Estate John Malan. Named after the...

  • There’s something about Malta

    There’s something about Malta

    Renowned German blogger and food writer Meike Peters, whose first cookbook, Eat In My Kitchen, has just been published worldwide, reveals how her time in Malta inspired some of her best-known and best-tasting recipes. Words by Iggy Fenech. When I...

  • How to cook meagre

    How to cook meagre

    Meagre (gurbell) is one of the most delicious fish that is available locally. It has a fleshy texture, with a mild taste that will please both fish lovers and those who are not regular fish eaters. When cooked, it almost melts in your mouth.

  • Sinking my teeth into September

    Sinking my teeth into September

    Pet’s Plates Enchante Triq Ix Xatt Juan B. Azzopardo,SengleaTel: 2180 7734 Food: 7/10  Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 It was Victory Day; a day that pays homage to the Maltese spirit, celebrating the heroism and bravery of our...

  • Infinitely Xara take over Medina Restaurant

    Infinitely Xara take over Medina Restaurant

    Infinitely Xara, the operators of boutique hotel The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, events venue The Xara Lodge, The Palazzo de Piro Xpresso Café and Bistro, The Trattoria A.D. 1530 and The fine dining de Mondion restaurant have now added the...

  • Asian Fusion at The Londoner

    Asian Fusion at The Londoner

    Following a special request from customers and timed with the extension of the larger extended kitchen, The Londoner at Smart City, has introduced a small Asian fusion special menu, including the traditional red thai chicken curry, coconut curry...

  • New vintage from Marsovin

    New vintage from Marsovin

    Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2014, Annata Fra Raphael de Cotoner, is the 17th vintage of the prized Grand Maître, produced from grapes grown in Marsovin’s Private Estate – Għajn Riħana. The Għajn Riħana estate spans over an area of 1.6 hectares,...

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