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Food & Drink

  • Food app to make life easier

    Food app to make life easier

    Vivian Corporation Ltd has launched an app called Buon Appetito during an event at Etienne’s Kitchen and Yacht Lounge in Vittoriosa. Guests, including members of trade, the media and consumers, were invited to taste food and drinks imported by the...

  • British classics with a fun twist

    British classics with a fun twist

    M&S is celebrating British food with its biggest launch of new dishes outside Christmas. Its novel range of food and drink products include 21st century twists on British classics. A 40-strong team of M&S experts have been working on the range for...

  • Cooking for a good cause in Italy

    Cooking for a good cause in Italy

    Hotel Phoenicia’s executive chef Saul Halevi was invited to participate in Festa Vico in Italy, a gastronomy event that combines renowned chefs with great causes and raises substantial amounts of money for charity and children in need. Festa Vico...

  • TripAdivsor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for The Palace

    TripAdivsor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for The Palace

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has welcomed The Palace hotel in Sliema to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This award is granted to those businesses that have been awarded the certificate of excellence for five years in a...

  • Five-star wine festival prize

    Five-star wine festival prize

    In just under four weeks’ time, the popular Delicata Classic Wine Festival will get under way at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. For the occasion, Delicata is holding a VIP prize draw, through which one could win a fantastic night out on...

  • Sparkling Beaujolais on the horizon

    The Beaujolais region, famous for its red wines, looks set to enter the race as a serious sparkling wine-producing region as it awaits appellation status for its sparkling wines. However, approval is expected to take around five years. In recent...

  • El Bulli co-owner Juli Soler dies

    Juli Soler, who co-ran the world-acclaimed restaurant El Bulli and discovered top chef Ferran Adria, has died aged 66. Adria announced that Soler died at his home in Rubi, near Barcelona. Adria said on his official Twitter account that it was “the...

  • Scientists sniff out obesity clue

    Scientists sniff out obesity clue

    Imagine the mouth-watering aroma of fresh-baked bread –  now examine your waistline. Notice a connection? Scientists have discovered that obese people can imagine smells more vividly than those who are slim. They believe differences in our ability...

  • The tasty streets of Philadelphia

    The tasty streets of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is renowned for a number of tourist attractions. It is considered to be the birthplace of American democracy and is the hometown of Benjamin Franklin. The city is, to a certain degree, a walking museum of this great man’s legacy. From...

  • Fresh and elegant

    The Marchesi Antinori family has been making wine for over 600 years and has always been identified with the regions of Tuscany and Umbria, with vineyards planted in the most suited areas for high quality wine production namely Chianti Classico,...

  • A family tradition

    Donnafugata was born in Sicily from a family that has 150 years of experience in marking quality wines. In 1983, Giacomo Rallo and his wife Gabriella gave life to a new productive project: Donnafugata. It was an undertaking that took flight from...

  • Don’t leaves them alone

    Don’t leaves them alone

    At this time of year, gardens may look desolate and abandoned. However, there’s a lot going on because summer is a busy time for gardeners. Apart from additional watering, there are tomatoes to be tied up, lettuce to be mulched and herbs to be...

  • Artistic tastes

    Artistic tastes

    If foodies had to design the space of their dreams, this would take the form of Sistina Wine & Co. This outlet, located at the Strand in Gzira, is a multifunctional space that incorporates a wine bar, wine and gourmet food shop, outside seating...

  • Cream of the summer crop

    Cream of the summer crop

    The new millennium hadn’t even started serving the starter when British chef Heston Blumenthal got everyone up from the dinner table with a startle. It wasn’t that the food was bad or that the British chef – who by 2004 had already won three...

  • Metal grill solid

    Metal grill solid

    Whether it’s a picnic on the beach or an evening barbecue in your garden, eating outdoors in summer is bigger than the sum of its tasty parts. Because while the menu of char-grilled chicken, foil-wrapped fish, spareribs and fresh fruit to...

  • Eating with the eyes

    Eating with the eyes

    We went from television shows that could barely fry an egg to Michelin-starred camera shots. But are culinary television shows really teaching us to cook better? There’s a young student called Reynold Poernomo cooking up a storm on Masterchef...

  • Gragnano’s ambassador for IGP pasta

    Gragnano’s ambassador for IGP pasta

    The historic Pasta Di Martino company, based in Gragnano, a town situated in the Italian region of Campania, has been owned and managed by the Di Martino family since 1912. The Pastificio Di Martino has been able to grow and become an...

  • The grape and the good

    The grape and the good

    There’s something different about drinking wine in summer. It’s not just that the temperatures are soaring or that people tend to eat a lighter menu based on fresh fish and salads. Rather, it’s the whole summer vibe. Within a context of carefree...

  • Paying for location

    Paying for location

    Ed eats Peppino’s71, St George’s RoadSt Julian’sTel: 2137 3200 Food: 3/10Service: 4/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 4/10Overall: 5/10 Today’s story is not one I was hoping to tell. I had planned to visit an old bastion of Malta’s dining out circuit, one...

  • Summer fruits galore

    Summer fruits galore

    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...

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