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Food & Drink

  • Red Electrick are Young Again

    Local band Red Electrick’s new single and music video, Young Again, was sponsored by Kinnie. Peter Borg from Red Electrick said: “Young Again has a nostalgic theme, dealing with the subject of time and how people make use of it. We are all getting...

  • Lemon meringue pie

    Lemon meringue pie

    Ingredients For the filling2 level tbsps cornflour100g golden caster sugarFinely-grated zest of 2 large lemons125ml fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)Juice of one small orange85g butter, cut into pieces3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg For the...

  • The truth about your Christmas veg

    The truth about your Christmas veg

    A team of British experts has drawn up a list of little-known vegetable-related facts, which kicks off with a cast-iron excuse to shun Brussels sprouts tomorrow, Christmas Day. Experts at the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences...

  • Seared lamb loin with Niçoise salad

    Seared lamb loin with Niçoise salad

    Serves 2 Ingredients2 lamb loins, trimmed200g French beans50g cherry tomatoes4 lightly boiled eggs25g anchovy filletsSome chervil5g rock salt5g cracked pepperLemon vinaigrette Method Pan-sear the loin and cook in a hot oven (180°C) for around...

  • Rack of lamb with a pistachio crust  

    Rack of lamb with a pistachio crust  

    Serves 4 IngredientsRack of lamb, weighing around 700g2 tbsps butter25g pistachios25g breadcrumbsA quarter of a sprig of parsley2 tbsps mustard150ml red wine200ml bound roast sauce50g cherriesA quarter of a sprig of thymeSalt and...

  • At home in Argentina

    At home in Argentina

    Ed eats Little Argentina210, Tower RoadSliemaTel: 2704 2444 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 This season is so gastronomically exciting. In the run-up to the mayhem that the next two weeks will most definitely deal...

  • A felicitous feast of fowl

    A felicitous feast of fowl

    A magnificently roasted turkey, richly browned and cooked to perfection with all the trimmings is a beautiful sight to behold. A large one will feed the proverbial 5,000, but supposing there’s just two of you? Even the smallest turkey can seem...

  • 2015 WRMC Restaurant Quality Recognition Awards

    The official commercial partners and sponsors of the 2015 WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards have been confirmed. M. Demajo (Wines and Spirits) Ltd are the commercial partners and will be sponsoring...

  • Indian, Middle Eastern restaurant gets award

    Indian, Middle Eastern restaurant gets award

    Suruchi restaurant in St Julian’s was named one of the best restaurants in The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants awards held recently. Owner and manager Alan Kawsar provides certified Halal Indian and Arabian cuisine using the finest,...

  • Bitter and sour cocktails are back in fashion

    Bitter and sour cocktails are back in fashion

    Cosmopolitan and other sweet cocktails may still rule, but a revival of drinks flavoured with bitters and laced with vinegar is catching on beyond trendy bars and lounges. Beverage experts say bartenders are looking for inspiration with less...

  • Truffles and turkeys await Christmas tables in Paris

    Truffles and turkeys await Christmas tables in Paris

    At the temple of gastronomy outside Paris, Rungis market, Marinette shows off a tray of fat white truffles from Italy, at €1,800 a kilo. “Put your nose in there,” she tells her customers, who brave the early morning hours to supply restaurants and...

  • Rossini Rosé is latest newcomer to Classic range

    Rossini Rosé is latest newcomer to Classic range

    Delicata’s recently repackaged Classic Collection range of seven wines, with their easy-to-use screw-cap closures, has added a newcomer to its ranks. The collection of single varietal wines, which has been around since 1993, has always consisted...

  • Nationwide competition: ‘Win a limo party’

    Emmanuel Delicata has begun its nationwide wine promotion in all the retail outlets that sell its wine. This promotion runs until January 5. To enter, all participants have to do is purchase any Delicata wine, complete and submit the ‘Win a Limo...

  • Seared venison carpaccio

    Seared venison carpaccio

    Serves 4 Ingredients50g Saint Agur cheeseGarlic confit400g venison fillet, well trimmed½ tbsp rapeseed oilSea saltCrushed black peppercorns1 bunch rocket leaves1 tsp thyme1 tsp coriander1 tsp parsley1 tsp rosemary10g mixed spices For chocolate...

  • Beef tartare

    Beef tartare

    Serves 2 Ingredients200g beef fillet25g wholegrain mustard2 egg yolks25g chives, finely chopped50g onions, finely chopped1 garlic clove, finely choppedEdible flowers2 eggs1 tsp white vinegar50ml olive oil Method Finely chop the beef fillet. In a...

  • A Christmas tree of sweet pastry

    A Christmas tree of sweet pastry

    Ingredients100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature100g caster sugar1 egg, lightly beaten275g plain flour1 tsp vanilla extract150g icing sugarEdible silver balls Method Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with oven...

  • Salmon fondue

    Salmon fondue

    Serves 2 Ingredients100g chopped onions200g diced cheddar cheese15g butter2 cups tomato sauce2 tots sherrySalt and pepper100g diced smoked salmon¼tsp sweet chilli sauceFrench bread to serve Method Melt the butter, sauté the onions gently until...

  • Puttanesca octopus

    Puttanesca octopus

    Serves 4 Ingredients1 octopus of about 800g 200g chopped tomato sauce100g black olives30g capers1 clove of garlic80ml white wine3 anchovies in oilParsley Extra virgin olive oilSalt and pepper Preparation Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan.

  • Living dangerously

    Living dangerously

    Ed eats The Italian JobLevel 3, Bay Street,St Julian’sTel 2372 20227 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Finally, winter has decided it had enough of its summer holidays. Wearing the same T-shirt in December as I wore in...

  • Impromptu Christmas feast

    Impromptu Christmas feast

    Plans fallen through? Invitation cancelled? Decided to stay home instead of going to Prague? You suddenly find that you are expected to pull Christmas dinner out of a hat, as it were. And you haven’t ordered a turkey or baked a Christmas cake or...

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