Food & Drink

  • Crystal Head Vodka available in Malta

    Crystal Head Vodka, conceived of and founded by actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander in 2007, is now available in Malta through Albert FS Manduca. Aykroyd and Alexander conceived the idea due to the lack of additive-free vodka in market.

  • Wine lore and festive cheer

    Different places have different customs but somehow there’s always a time for the enjoyment of a glass of wine during this festive season. Wine itself is also the subject of Christmas lore and myths. In some countries like Germany and Russia,...

  • The oasis

    The oasis

    Ed Eats Venus RestaurantPioneer Road,Bugibba+356 2157 1604 Food: 8/10Location: 8/10Service: 6/10Value for money: 6/10Overall: 7/10 Today’s story starts almost four years ago. A colleague of the better half had recommended a restaurant in Buġibba...

  • Edible Christmas gifts for the sweet of tooth

    Edible Christmas gifts for the sweet of tooth

    At this time of year there is a panoply of gorgeous hampers available, full of carefully-sourced treats, in irresistibly beautiful containers and packaging, and in all price ranges. You only have to look at Abraham’s Vini e Capricci website to be...

  • Guerrieri Rizzardi masterclass and winemaker’s dinner

    Guerrieri Rizzardi masterclass and winemaker’s dinner

    Veneto wine producer Giuseppe Rizzardi Guerrieri Rizzardi recently visited Malta to conduct a masterclass tasting at Farsonsdirect’s The Wine Shop, in Mrieħel. He was also host to a winemakers’ dinner at the de Mondion Restaurant, Xara Palace in...

  • New whisky area at Charles Grech Liquor Store in Birkirkara

    New whisky area at Charles Grech Liquor Store in Birkirkara

    Charles Grech Co. Ltd. has launched their new Whisky Dedicated area within their flagship outlet in Valley Road Birkirkara. The company’s vision was, to offer the avid whisky drinker, or collector, a wide array of whisky brands, styles and...

  • Top chef backs fundraiser

    Top chef backs fundraiser

    One of the world’s top chefs has given his blessing to cakes which will be sold at the Christmas Fayre to be held at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta Michel Roux Snr, of flagship restaurant The Waterside Inn at Bray, has three Michelin stars and...

  • Films’ influence on consumers

    Wine is a living thing as it ages in cask and bottle and it also lives on in the movies. But will there ever be a film that manages to convince that wine is better to watch than to drink? Somm: Into the Bottle, the latest wine picture which...

  • Chestnuts for Christmas

    Chestnuts for Christmas

    Whether you plan to roast chestnuts, soak them overnight for your imbuljuta, or simply open a vacuum-sealed packet, Christmas cannot go by without using this wonderful ingredient. Chestnuts are so versatile and make good savoury and sweet dishes.

  • Dining in the dark

    Dining in the dark

    Ed eats Jus13, Main Street, Attard.+356 2142 4647 Food: 6/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 6/10Overall: 6/10 If you live in and around the Three Villages of Balzan, Lija and Attard and fancy walking out to get some supper before...

  • Let the kids rock

    Let the kids rock

    December is never more exciting than when you’re smaller than Santa’s elves. Children have been waiting for Christmas all year and Hard Rock Cafe is determined to help make their festive dreams come true. The Hard Rock Cafe kids’ menu features a...

  • Get in to the Christmas spirits

    Get in to the Christmas spirits

    Apple and berry mulled wine You need2 bottles red wine1lt apple juice115g caster sugar1 cinnamon stick2 star anise3tbsp CointreauHandful of mixed berries3 small apples, sliced Method Pour the wine and apple juice into a large saucepan. Add the...

  • Strike while the oven is hot

    Strike while the oven is hot

    Vanilla Christmas cookies You need140g icing sugar1tsp vanilla extract250g butter, cut into small cubes375g plain flour1 egg yolk To decorate200g icing sugarFood colouringGold and silver balls Method Heat the oven to 190°C. Tip the icing sugar,...

  • Diplomacy by the bottle

    Diplomacy was on the top of the agenda throughout November in Malta and Maltese wine played its role in representing the country when being served at several functions at the highest level. Malta-grown wines are unique in that they are a droplet...

  • Australian-Maltese restaurant owner hosts Australian PM in Marsaxlokk

    Australian-Maltese restaurant owner hosts Australian PM in Marsaxlokk

    Brisbane raised Adrian Hili, son of Maltese migrants living in Brisbane, and restaurant owner/manager of Terrone in Marsaxlokk, was hoping for some overseas visitors who were in Malta for CHOGM but he was pleasantly surprised when Australian Prime...

  • An easy dinner for the colder months

    An easy dinner for the colder months

    One of my favourite things to cook at this time of year is a potato-topped pie. It might be a shepherd’s pie or a cottage pie. As tomorrow is St Andrew’s Day, haggis topped with mash in honour of Scotland’s patron saint and national dish is...

  • Two for one

    Two for one

    Ed Eats RootsVegetarian Food TruckMrieħel/Ta’ XbiexTel: 99140837/54 Food: 9/10Service: 9/10Value for money: 7/10Overall: 8/10 It’s not a great time to be reading the newspaper. The news from the world around us reads like a collection of stories...

  • Festive wine choices made easy

    Festive wine choices made easy

    The wonderful festive season is soon upon us. Christmas dinners and New Year parties present a prime occasion to try new wines with favourite recipes of old. Put less enchantingly, it’s that time of year some of us find ourselves lost playing...

  • Sicilian Spaghetti and Wine — In One Dish

    Sicilian Spaghetti and Wine — In One Dish

    Sicily is "one of the most exciting wine regions of the world," according to New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov. Robert Parker in Food & Wine magazine named Sicily one of the next emerging wine regions. Sicily's sunny, hot, dry climate...

  • Making the most of tahini

    Making the most of tahini

    I have not yet met anyone who does not like tahini. It is a versatile ingredient with a unique flavour and can be used to make delicious dressings, creamy soups, cakes and sweets. It needs to be stored properly and integrated into dishes in a...