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  • 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...

  • Chinese fried dumplings

    Ingredients25g minced beef25g minced pork10g cabbage10g carrots5g onionsPinch of saltPinch of sugar1 tsp soy sauce4 pieces dumpling pastry1 litre vegetable oil Method Finely chop the cabbage, carrots and onions and mix with the minced beef and...

  • Cannoli siciliani

    Ingredients For the pastry175g plain flour25g margarinered winewater For the filling400g ricotta40g candied cherries100g roasted almonds and pistachios75g icing sugar to add to ricottaSome icing sugar for dustingOil for frying Method Sift the...

  • Tripping on advice...

    Ed eats L’Artist6, Tigné Street,SliemaTel 2720 0870 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Speaking about technology and how it has changed the way we live has become so annoying because it is so evident to everyone in the...

  • Bundles of harvest for a spring lunch

    I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy two asparagus seasons. Long before the thick and succulent Wye Valley harvest finds its way on to the shelves in London, I am tempted by the slender bundles of intensely-flavoured Gozo asparagus. Of...

  • Mourvèdre – Maltese and foreign

    The Maltese wine scene has changed a lot in the past few decades. Apart from an explosion of imported wines from all over the world, which really took off when punitive import duty was removed on Malta’s EU entry in 2004, local wine production has...

  • Pepsi Max hails heroes on and off the pitch

    Pepsi Max has premiered a TV commercial and interactive film, which are set to air in nearly 100 countries. Starring the impressive 2014 Pepsi Max all-star football line-up – Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Agüero, Jack Wilshere...

  • A new look for Delicata’s Classic Collection

    In celebration of its 21st birthday, Emmanuel Delicata’s Classic Collection range will sport a new look, including a convenient screwcap closure and modern, yet classic, labelling. In 1993 Emmanuel Delicata launched the revolutionary range of...

  • European drinkers prefer a screw cap

    According to a recent study in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, European consumers prefer aluminium screw caps to other wine closures. The survey was commissioned by members of the EAFA Closures Group, part of the European Aluminum Foil...

  • Aljotta (fish soup)

    Ingredients200ml soup base50g monkfish50g gurnard (approx)1 piece bass1 piece red mullet1-2 pieces fennel heart, cooked1 piece squid6 mussels3-4 leek rings, cooked3-4 pieces potato, boiledPinch of saffron Method In a small pan, bring the soup base...

  • Vanilla and sherry trifle coupe

    Ingredients1 litre fresh cream1 litre milk225g sugar15 egg yolks22g cornflour1 lemon rindvanilla essencewhite spongeraspberry jam25ml sherry250ml fresh cream Method In a saucepan, put together the cream, half the milk, sugar, yolks, vanilla...

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