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Food & Drink

  • Competition winners

    Competition winners

    Twenty winners of the Sammontana Ducale ice cream competition were presented with their prizes at the Splash & Fun Water Park earlier this month. The prize consisted of a weekend break at Intercontinental Hotel Malta for two persons on a bed and...

  • Last chance to vote for your favourite restaurant

    Only a few days are left to help decide which restaurants will feature in the 2015 edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants. You can log on to www.restaurantsmalta.com and rate all the restaurants you have visited over the past 12...

  • EU food producers set for more cash to help with Russian ban

    EU officials are drawing up new measures to help food producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports and will publish them over the coming days, the European Commission said. Moscow in August imposed a one-year embargo on meat, fish,...

  • Cocktail evening to use Scottish gin

    Cocktail evening to use Scottish gin

    Michelin-starred restaurant Aziamendi 100 in Valletta is collaborating with Francis Busuttil & Sons, local distributor of Hendrick’s gin, to organise a cocktail evening on Friday. The event will see some 100 Hendrick’s lovers gathering at the...

  • Chefs take centre stage at London debut food festival

    Chefs take centre stage at London debut food festival

    Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ’n’ roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music. Headliners at the first On...

  • Indigenous grapes pressed

    Indigenous grapes pressed

    As the last of the ‘big’ red Cabernet grapes roll in to the Delicata winery (Sauvignon and Franc), this year’s pressing comes to a close. Once again, the winery is smashing through the one-million-kilo barrier of local grapes pressed. The last two...

  • Sea bass set on a bed of potato mash and assorted vegetables

    Sea bass set on a bed of potato mash and assorted vegetables

    Ingredients2 medium potatoes, peeledand quatered100ml cream20g butter1 small carrot1 small marrow30g cherry tomatoes150g peas1 whole sea bass Method Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15...

  • Pine nut and aubergine tortellacci with tangy tomato and citrus foam

    Pine nut and aubergine tortellacci with tangy tomato and citrus foam

    Serves 2 Ingredients For the filling:200g salty ricotta2 garlic cloves200g aubergine purée25g coriander50g pine nuts100g Parmesan cheese200g pasta dough200g fish stock75g sun-dried tomatoes50g onionsHerbs For the foam:200ml cream25ml olive oil25g...

  • Grilled fresh tuna

    Grilled fresh tuna

    Ingredients2 tbsps lemon juice1 tbsp olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced2 tsps minced fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme4 tuna steaks (150g each)¼ tsp salt¼ tsp pepper Method In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, oil, garlic and...

  • Lemon chiboust

    Lemon chiboust

    IngredientsLemon chiboust:190ml lemon juice90ml creamHalf lemon zestHalf a vanilla pod80ml egg yolks50g sugar40g cornflour4 soaked gelatin leaves175g egg whites200g sugar Almond sponge:250g eggs225g sugar225g ground almonds9g baking powder½ tsp...

  • Neonati cakes

    Neonati cakes

    Ingredients500g neonati (newborn fish)50g sun-dried tomatoes, chopped50g capers50g black olives,sliced100g breadcrumbs100g semolina1 shot SambucaFresh basil, choppedFresh mint, choppedFresh parsley, choppedFor the sauceZest of one lemonJuice of...

  • Dubai’s latest luxury: winewith gold but no alcohol

    Dubai’s latest luxury: winewith gold but no alcohol

    Dubai built the world’s tallest building, put a ski slope inside a shopping mall and gave its police a Lamborghini for a police car. Where else would you sell a €115 bottle of halal non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of 24-carat edible...

  • Two are better than one

    Two are better than one

    Ed eats Cosmana NavarraSt Paul StreetRabatTel: 2145 0638 Food: 5/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 M’Addubbai308, Naxxar RoadBirkirkaraTel: 9996 5685 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 This week, this...

  • Eating all 5 food groups daily

    Eating all 5 food groups daily

    I get rather tired of all the advice and guidelines the food police keep drumming into us:eat less butter, cream and red meat: cut down on salt – no more than six grams a day; eat plenty of oily fish, drink water instead of fizzy drinks; and now,...

  • Food-ban chefs turning to ‘Parmigiano-Belarussiano’

    Food-ban chefs turning to ‘Parmigiano-Belarussiano’

    Facing a ban on Italian Parmesan cheese, chefs in Moscow have discovered a new source for fine Parmigiano-Reggiano: Belarus. No sooner had Moscow banned dairy, meat, vegetables and fruit from most Western countries in response to sanctions over...

  • British brewing industry ‘in excellent health’

    British brewing industry ‘in excellent health’

    Britain has more breweries per head of population than any other country in the world after a continuing trend of growth, according to a new study. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) reported that 170 new breweries have started up in the UK in the...

  • S. African citrus growers suspend some EU exports due to fungus

    South African citrus producers will voluntarily suspend exports to the EU in order to comply with EU standards against a fungal disease infecting the skin of some of their fruit, an industry body said this week. The Citrus Growers Association of...

  • New York winemakers vie with France’s top Merlot producers

    New York winemakers vie with France’s top Merlot producers

    Long Island wineries are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines they produce compare favourably with those made in Bordeaux. Many different types of grapes flourish...

  • French apple growers face loss of revenue

    French apple growers face loss of revenue

    French apple growers are facing a sharp drop in revenue this year due to Russia’s restrictions on food imports from Western countries. With the EU’s second-largest apple producer Poland unable to export its usual 700,000 tons of the fruit per...

  • Lesser-known reds pressed

    Lesser-known reds pressed

    Noble red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are just three of the red grape varieties that are being pressed at the Delicata winery this harvest period. These varieties are by far the most famous and thus widely planted...

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