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  • East-meets-West Sunday brunch

    East-meets-West Sunday brunch

    The Caprice Lounge and Terrace at the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in Attard is now serving an East-meets-West brunch on Sundays from 11am, starting from today. “We will be serving brunch favourites from both the East and West,” says the hotel’s...

  • The right nutrients for a growing child

    The right nutrients for a growing child

    In the early years, children grow exceptionally fast. During their first year, they grow quicker than they ever will again, and at the age of three, they are still gaining about eight grams every day. Their body gets bigger as their organs...

  • British cartoonists ‘sip and sketch’ at Delicata

    British cartoonists ‘sip and sketch’ at Delicata

    Thirty cartoonists from the UK’s largest and oldest cartoonists’ organisation ‘smelled, sipped, slurped and sketched’ their way through a variety of award-winning Maltese wines last week during a day out at the Delicata winery. The Cartoonists’...

  • Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Ed eats Star Fish Bar and Pies149, The StrandGżiraTel: 2704 2321 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The drizzle outside and solid cloud cover turned the world into a drab, grey version of itself. With colour sucked out...

  • February in the kitchen

    February in the kitchen

    For such a short month, February offers plenty of occasions for themed entertaining and cooking. After Valentine’s Day pink food, there were pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, festive food for carnival and auspicious oriental dishes as the Year of the...

  • New menu at Hard Rock

    New menu at Hard Rock

    Hard Rock Café has rolled out a newly redesigned menu, featuring new offerings that include salads, desserts, entrees and drinks, together with updated fan favourites. This new menu follows more than 14 months of culinary development, research and...

  • Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Scappi’s, a new Italian cuisine trattoria in Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, is named after the famous Italian Renaissance author and chef Bartolomeo Scappi. The seasonal menu features fine quality ingredients to create a varied selection of regional...

  • The home of Nutella pays last respects to Michele Ferrero

    The home of Nutella bid farewell to Michele Ferrero, who turned a pastry shop into a confectionery empire and became a rare symbol of global success despite Italy’s declining economic fortunes. Ferrero, Italy’s richest man, died aged 89 at his...

  • A passion for cooking

    A passion for cooking

    Local celebrity chef Sean Gravina tells Stephanie Fsadni about his participation in MasterChef, his love for food and various future projects Cookery programmes have taken on a glamorous sheen in the past couple of years due to the worldwide...

  • Powered pruning takes the strain

    Powered pruning takes the strain

    With Delicata’s winter grapevine pruning programme well under way, many growers are increasingly switching to the use of electronic pruning shears rather than the traditional manual shears to snip through what can be thousands of vines a...

  • ‘City of wine’ to close down

    ‘City of wine’ to close down

    If you are a wine enthusiast, and one of the things listed on your bucket list was to visit Vinopolis in London, you need to plan it in for this year, as the ‘city of wine’ will be closing its doors for good at the end of 2015. The wine venue...

  • The omnivore’s dilemma

    The omnivore’s dilemma

    Ed eats The Grassy HopperSt George’s StreetGżiraTel: 2131 1676 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 There’s an elephant in this column that I need to take care of right away. The restaurant in question serves exclusively...

  • As flat as a pancake

    As flat as a pancake

    In England, the two days before Ash Wednesday were known as Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday. Collop Monday, now long forgotten, was the day to finish off any meat, and Shrove Tuesday was the day when eggs and butter were used up – all in...

  • In keeping with sweet traditions

    In keeping with sweet traditions

    One of the most in-demand confectionery products during carnival is undoubtedly the prinjolata, a traditional local sweet made of specially-baked biscuits, nuts, candied peel and chocolate chips. Portelli Confectionery in Victoria, also known by...

  • Personalised spoons

    Personalised spoons

    Kellogg’s is launching an on-pack offer, giving consumers the chance to claim their own personal­ised stainless steel spoon with their names or favourite phrase engraved on it. Consumers can also choose their favourite Kellogg’s character to...

  • Fruity koshu keeps Japan’s wineries in high spirits

    Fruity koshu keeps Japan’s wineries in high spirits

    Making wine comes naturally to Ayana Misawa, having spent her childhood in vineyards watching her father and grandfather nurture cherished ‘koshu’ grapes, a unique Japanese variety known for its fresh and fruity overtones. Misawa and other...

  • California to appeal ruling that made foie gras legal

    California to appeal ruling that made foie gras legal

    California’s attorney general has filed notice that her office will appeal a federal judge’s decision that overturned the State’s two-year ban on sales of foie gras, a delicacy made from fatty duck and geese liver. California outlawed foie gras...

  • It’s all about that cake

    It’s all about that cake

    Cake enthusiasts, renowned industry experts and professional cake decorators from across the globe last week converged at Cake International, the sugarcraft, cake decorating and baking show in Manchester. The three-day event boasts the world’s...

  • Think pink this Valentine’s

    Think pink this Valentine’s

    With the colour pink being so synonymous with romance, and with tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the virtues of that vinous underdog, rosé wine. Overlooked by many and often disparaged by so-called wine...

  • Straight eight

    Straight eight

    Ed eats The Fork and Cork21, Saqqajja HillRabatTel: 2145 4432 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 We have a whole lot of words at our disposal to describe our level of satisfaction. I could be merely satisfied or I could...

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