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  • Oprah gives Starbucks tea push a celebrity shot with chai drink

    Starbucks Corp. will add a celebrity blend to its big tea push when it debuts Oprah Chai, a tea-based drink created by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey and Starbucks’ chief Howard Schultz said the new brew will go on sale at Starbucks and...

  • The Londoner Pub to open at SmartCity Malta

    The Londoner Pub in St Julian’s, which has been growing in popularity since its inception last summer, will be expanding its operations by opening a new gastropub at SmartCity Malta in May. The pub will have an indoor seating capacity of around 50...

  • More diners at Vecchia Napoli

    Vecchia Napoli, the popular trattoria and pizzeria in Tower Road, Sliema, has expanded its dining area and kitchen. With an additional 80 covers, the restaurant can cater for private parties and meals and accept bookings more freely. It will now...

  • Creamier Danone Activia

    Danone Activia is now available in a twin-cup format in four fruit flavours: strawberry, banana, apricot and forest fruits. The velvety creamy yoghurt has no fruit pieces. Danone is imported, marketed and distributed by Quintano Foods Ltd, a...

  • Chef shows off bacon’s versatility

    Bacon enriches any dish with a smoky richness, says chef Theresa Gilliam. In her first cookbook, Bacon 24/Seven, Gilliam puts her spin on familiar dishes with bacon such as breakfast biscuits and lunch sandwiches. She also shows the versatility of...

  • Platinum certificate for Chez Amand

    Chez Amand restaurant in Marsalforn was recently presented with a Platinum Distinction framed certificate and personalised commemorative double magnum of Gran Cavalier Merlot as part of Emmanuel Delicata’s ongoing customer loyalty scheme. The...

  • China and Europe reach deal to end anti-dumping probe

    An announcement on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe stated that Beijing will end an anti-dumping inquiry into wine imports from the EU. The ministry said in a statement that after six rounds of talks since November,...

  • Earliest English-Roman vineyard discovered

    The development of housing, shops and a new school, which was being planned in Cambridge England, might be put on hold after archaeologists unearthed a 2,000-year-old irrigation system in the farmland. The system is believed to have been used to...

  • Braised lamb shanks in red wine and vegetables

    Ingredients1kg lamb shanks500ml red wine300g vegetables (carrots, celeriac, leeks, celery and onions), all chopped into 1cm cubes2 cloves garlic20ml extra virgin olive oil500ml stock1 sprig of rosemary1 sprig of thyme30g redcurrant...

  • Walnut and herb crusted dentiċi

    Serves two IngredientsFor the walnut and herb crust80g toasted walnuts, crushed30g pickled parsley10g pickled dill2 slices white bread10g rock salt10g cracked pepper20ml olive oilFor the crusted dentiċi100g dentiċi portions20ml olive oil10g table...

  • Chinese aromatic duck

    Serves two Ingredients5g five spice10g chilli (whole)20g onions20g ginger2 tsps salt2 tsps sugar5 tbsps soy sauce1 litre vegetable oil Method Boil the duck together with all the ingredients for 90 minutes. When cooked, chop the wings and legs and...

  • Prawn kataifi with red curry dip

    IngredientsFor the prawn kataifi12 black tiger prawns, peeled but with tail on120g filo pastryLemon juiceSeasoning1 tsp fresh herbsFor the red curry dip30ml vegetable oil30ml Thai red curry50g lime, juiced250ml unsweetened coconut milk Method For...

  • Beef stroganoff

    Ingredients75g butter1 onion, finely sliced150g white mushrooms, finely sliced2 tbsps tomato purée1½ tsps Dijon mustard½ tsp smoked hot paprika110ml beef stock500g beef fillet, cut into stripsSalt and freshly ground black pepper150ml brandy200ml...

  • Chewing gum losing its flavour

    Chewing gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days. Americans are not as crazy about chomping away on the stuff as they once were, with US sales tumbling 11 per cent over the past four years. No one in the...

  • Dietary choices we make

    Ed eats Ġugar!89A, Republic Street,VallettaTel: 2703 2837 Food: 8/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 This column isn’t long enough for my views on restrictive dietary choices. While it is easy for some to dismiss any...

  • Cooking with cheese

    Inexpensive, supremely savoury and moreish, today’s golden brown dishes will tame the sharpest hunger pangs without punishing the budget. Yes, for the aspiring food photographer, it is worth noting that baking cheese will turn it brown, in...

  • Warm and comforting

    The days may be getting slightly warmer but some warm and comforting food still goes down well. The following recipes, courtesy of Waitrose, are inspired by the best of north and south European cooking. Waitrose products are available at Arkadia...

  • 50 years of Maltese cuisine

    For 50 years the Muscat family has cherished Maltese tradition, offering award-winning cuisine, a unique setting, welcoming service and value for money at Ta’ Marija Restaurant in Mosta. The eatery is known for its Maltese nights on Wednesdays and...

  • More acclaim for Tasca d’Almerita

    Internationally renowned magazine Wine Spectator recently published its ratings for Sicilian wines and again ranked highly the wines from Tasca d’Almerita, one of Sicily’s top wine producers. Rosso del Conte, which is the flagship of the Tasca...

  • Victoria Hotel presented with Eco certification for second time

    The Victoria Hotel has just been awarded the Malta Tourism Authority’s Eco certification for the second consecutive year. The Eco certification is the national standard to ensure the environmental, socio-economic and cultural sustainability of...

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