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  • New facilities at Delicata

    New facilities at Delicata

    Emmanuel Delicata began the 2015 grape harvest last week in a spectacular fashion as it pressed the very first Chardonnay grapes. These were then passed through to the winery’s brand-new, customised and refrigerated white wine fermentation unit,...

  • Easy salads for high summer

    Easy salads for high summer

    We are well into the ‘dog days’ of summer, so here is some more food and drink to cool and refresh. Canicular days such as these need ‘lashings of ginger beer’, home-made lemonade and other soft, or softer drinks, so fruit punches and sangria...

  • Hide and seek

    Hide and seek

    Ed Eats Kuya Asian Pub2, Ross StreetSt Julian’sTel: 9924 6906 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 Last week I wrote about street food and the particular variety of this kind of offering in Ta’ Xbiex. As part of the...

  • Eating spicy food ‘linked to living longer’

    Eating spicy food ‘linked to living longer’

    Eating spicy food has been linked to living longer. A study which analysed the food habits and health details of nearly half a million Chinese people found that those who consumed spicy food six or seven days a week had a 14 per cent reduced risk...

  • Local chef behind Italian pasta brand

    Local chef behind Italian pasta brand

    Chef Sean Gravina has become the face of pasta brand De Cecco in Malta. The launch was held at Peperoncino Restaurant in Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, hosted by Benji Gatt on behalf of Vivian Corporation, local distributor for De Cecco. Gravina...

  • Festival feasting

    Festival feasting

    It is not just wine drinkers who will be happy at this weekend’s Delicata Classic Wine Festival, but food lovers will also have a lot to be cheerful about. Whereas the 20+ different wines made from a wide range of locally-grown grape varieties...

  • The Ta’ Xbiex feed front

    The Ta’ Xbiex feed front

    Ed eats Eat StreetFood truck,mostly in Ta’ XbiexTel: 7953 4952 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 You might have heard of the term ‘big data’. It refers to mind-bogglingly huge quantities of information that can be...

  • Fruits of summer

    Fruits of summer

    I have just finished about my 100th delicious ‘flat’ peach, a slight exaggeration of course, but I must admit that we have been rather stuffing ourselves with them over the last couple of weeks. Now they have to compete for our favours with the...

  • Iced coffees for summer

    Iced coffees for summer

    Costa Coffee has launched its latest innovation, shaken iced coffee, a trend gaining popularity in London, the birthplace of Costa. Costa teamed up with the president of the Bartender’s Guild, Rodney Pisani, at an event held at Costa Coffee at the...

  • Antonin Under the Stars

    Antonin Under the Stars

    Marsovin will be celebrating the start of the 2015 grape harvest at its Gozo vineyard, Ramla Valley Estate, on August 14 and 15. Titled Antonin Under the Stars, the event is named after the award-winning wine Antonin Blanc, made from grapes grown...

  • Delicata wine festival returns

    Delicata wine festival returns

    The 14th edition of the Delicata Classic Wine Festival is being held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta between Thursday and Sunday from 7pm to midnight. The same festival will be held in Nadur from August 28 to 30. Entrance to the gardens...

  • Nominating loved ones for surprises

    Nominating loved ones for surprises

    Daniel Young and Essa Pace have spent a wonderful day with family and friends earlier this month after winning the Nescafé Wake Up Surprise competition. The competition has now reached its third and final stage and the organisers are evaluating...

  • Old Lisbon market cooks up novel food-to-media concept

    Old Lisbon market cooks up novel food-to-media concept

    In the past year, Lisbon’s 19th-century riverside market has soared from dilapidated oblivion to a top attraction on a zesty blend of fine food, drinks, arts and hip shopping, a concept its owners now plan to replicate in London and New...

  • Festival showcases Malta wines

    Festival showcases Malta wines

    Delicata is showcasing its wines in six days’ time at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. The Delicata Classic Wine Festival which began in 2002 was created to celebrate the beginning of the Maltese grape harvest, and this year it is likely to...

  • Fried fish for everyone

    Fried fish for everyone

    Ed eats Ocean BasketQawra Road,Qawra.Tel: 2223 5000 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The only thing that consoles me about this heat is a rather evil notion. The Germans even have a word for the pleasure that one...

  • A luxury taste of Yorkshire

    A luxury taste of Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Day is celebrated on August 1, and in celebration of my birthplace, inspired by its rich local produce and its traditions, I offer a handful of very easy recipes, including a flavoursome kipper paste and devilled fish steaks. Sadly, with...

  • High on the menu

    High on the menu

    Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis? Farmers from southern Italy presenting their wares at a London food festival held this week say their hemp pasta, oil and bread will...

  • Gaia, Amber at beer fest tonight

    Amber, Malta’s participant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, will be singing on the main stage at The Farsons Beer Festival tonight. She follows young singer Gaia Cauchi, winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013. The rock stage...

  • Alsace – king of all whites

    Alsace – king of all whites

    Summer is here and, as usual, my love of red wine hibernates for the hot months. That does not mean that the flow of great red wine stops, but I just feel that the high temperatures are not conducive to showing reds at their best. Inevitably I...

  • Bunker is now wine cellar

    Bunker is now wine cellar

    A once top-secret bunker hidden in the lush hills of Hong Kong, China, has been turned into a wine cellar. The historic World War II munitions storage facility was the last Allied holdout on the island before its surrender to Japanese forces in...

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