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Food & Drink

  • 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...

  • Grilled vegetables, Red Leicester and Gorgonzola flatbread tart

    Ingredients For the bread base250g white flour15g dried yeast5g sea salt5g sugar150ml cold water50ml olive oil For the topping1 medium red, green and yellow peppers1 medium marrow100g Gorgonzola cheese150g Red Leicester cheese, grated20ml olive...

  • Tagliata of Maltese tuna with strawberries and cucumber salad

    Ingredients300g bluefin tuna1 cucumber3 strawberries10g black sesame seeds2 tsps sesame oilExtra virgin olive oil Method Place a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan and once the oil starts to sizzle, place the tuna and...

  • From cart to heart

    You can have the best Indian curry in London. There’s a pretty good Vietnamese restaurant on Avenue Richerand in Paris. In Rome, there’s a Lebanese restaurant in Piazza Dante which offers a mean fatayer. And if you’re in the mood for Chinese,...

  • Grilled tuna on mussels and clams

    Ingredients200g fresh tuna60g tomatoes60g fresh mussels50g Greek olives15g basil leaves10g tomato fondue10g parsleySalt and pepper3 tbsps extra virgin olive oilHalf lemon juice Method Cook the mussels and clams separ-ately in a little water in a...

  • All that glitters is not...

    Ed eats The Villa Brasserie39, Main StreetBalluta BaySt Julian’s Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 There are restaurants that end up on a list of places I want to visit and lurk there, hiding every time I rummage inside...

  • Global warming

    Whatever the crisis, Sky News on TV can be guaranteed to come up with an inexhaustible supply of ‘experts’ who will pontificate on every conceivable topic. During the floods in Britain earlier in the year, for example, there were umpteen global...

  • Duchess of Cornwall opens British wine research centre

    The Rathfinny Research Winery, named after its sponsor, Rathfinny Estate, was officially opened by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in Plumpton, Sussex. Its inauguration coincides with Plumpton College announcing that it will offer the UK’s first MSc...

  • Energising your day

    Yogi Tea’s Positive Energy Cranberry Hibiscus is a fruity cup of tea that is a great way to start your day or as a pick-me-up. It has an intriguing combination of exquisite herbs: rich Assam black tea, green mate and fruity cranberry combine with...

  • Fontana’s new look

    Fontana bottled water, now on the market for 20 years, has revamped its image. Its new look is complemented with a wellness for body and soul slogan, which aims to make the water more appealing to consumers by reminding them of its importance in...

  • Kinnie surprise gig

    A Kinnie truck was converted into a temporary stage for local band Red Electrick who kept the hundreds of people queuing up to board the Gozo ferry for carnival activities entertained with their popular hits. A promotional team also handed people...

  • 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...

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