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  • Recipe: Eggplant and Potato Bake with Burrata

    Recipe: Eggplant and Potato Bake with Burrata

    Eggplant is an ingredient that very few dislike and it is frequently used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. I remember when we had to salt eggplant slices to remove moisture and bitterness before cooking but the variety we find in...

  • Recipe: Socca

    Recipe: Socca

    These days I like to use gram flour (chick pea flour) as often as I can and I promise that if you make these savory flatbreads you will be hooked and make them again and again. I first came across them in Nice but I am told that in Italy they are...

  • Broccoli Soup

    Broccoli Soup

    Broccoli are at their peak right now as with such an abundance the price has dropped. I am taking advantage by using them as much as possible and the addition of a fresh ġbejna makes this soup so satisfying that it can served as a main course.You...

  • Flavours from Italy

    Flavours from Italy

    I love those places in Italy where you are never given a menu, because the meal invariably consists of antipasto, pasta, fish or meat, some contorni or vegetables, the local cheese and some seasonal fruit. The content of the meal will depend on...

  • The American way

    The American way

    Ed eats Fredy’s Diner111, San Bartolomew Street, QormiTel: 7713 1600 Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 I’ve come to terms with a terrible inability to remember people’s names. It is an affliction that’s been with me...

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate it to charities or farms as part of a national campaign against food waste. The senate approved the bill this week after a lower house vote last year. Big...

  • Savoury Flatbreads

    Savoury Flatbreads

    I have taken to using gram flour (chick pea flour) as often as I can and I promise that you will be hooked. I first came across them in Nice, but I am told that in Italy they are known as farinata. The trickIf you do not have a cast iron pan, you...

  • Recipe: Soya Bean Burgers

    I use dried soya beans for this recipe and the best way is to soak them overnight. You can always speed up the cooking process by adding a quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda once the water reaches boiling point. For the burgers you will...

  • Top chef Benoit Violier found shot dead aged 44

    Top chef Benoit Violier found shot dead aged 44

    Top chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, Swiss police have said. He was 44. A police statement said Violier was found dead in his...

  • Have you tried Burrata yet?

    Have you tried Burrata yet?

    Burrata is made up of a mix of fresh mozzarella and cream and originates in Puglia, Italy. A thin, but tough, mozzarella film encases the soft and creamy content and it is now flown to Malta directly from Puglia every day and can be found in most...

  • Wooed but not Wowed

    Wooed but not Wowed

    Caviar and BullSt George’s Bay,St Julian’s +356 9999 3301 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 Unless you happen to be the most unmaterialistic person in the world, we all desire a bit of luxury from time to time, a desire...

  • Waitrose voted best for own-brand items

    Waitrose, the high-end food brand exclusively available in Malta at Arkadia Foodstores FoodExpress, has been voted as the best for own-brand items in the UK, according to a survey compiled by Which? Nearly one in two products researchers tested...

  • Sunblock for wine grapes

    Sunblock for wine grapes

    While in Malta and the rest of the northern hemisphere vines are winter dormant, some antipodean vignerons are busy slapping on sunblock on their ripening grape crop as the summer heat flares up. While a certain amount of warmth and sunshine is...

  • Delicata’s 2015 vintage wines accredited

    Only after its wines have successfully passed an autonomous assessment is a winery in Malta allowed to market its new vintage wines labelled as Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata (DOK). Recently, Delicata’s white, rosé and red wines of the...

  • Finest quality biscuits

    Finest quality biscuits

    Devon has been established since 1982 and today offers an extensive range of chocolate-coated biscuits, cream filled biscuits, semi-sweet biscuits, cookies and crackers. In 2005, Devon added the Healthline range, which offers sugar-free products...

  • Official water for Malta’s largest athletic event

    Official water for Malta’s largest athletic event

    The Vodafone Malta Marathon will this year be taking place on Sunday, February 28 and San Michel is once again confirmed as the official water for Malta’s largest and most popular athletic activity. A growing number of Maltese and foreign runners...

  • Moist Tangerine & Almond Cake

    Moist Tangerine & Almond Cake

    You will not find an easier cake to prepare. The texture is moist and dense and it will keep for a week in an air tight container and up to 3 weeks if kept in the fridge. I have also made this cake by beating the egg whites separately but it does...

  • Winter warmers for Candlemas

    Winter warmers for Candlemas

    There are no special foods related to Candlemas, in Maltese known as Il-Gandlora, which falls on February 2. Once any sun has disappeared, it always seems to me to be the heart of winter, irrespective of where L’Ors tal Gandlora dips his paw...

  • The fragrant realm

    The fragrant realm

    Ed eats Chang ThaiTriq it-TuristiBuġibba+356 9945 0609 Food: 7/10Location: 8/10Service: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Just a fortnight ago I was ranting about my desire to expand my culinary experiences. I vaguely recall citing boredom with the...

  • Still going strong

    Still going strong

    Pet's Plates RickshawCorinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, De Paule Avenue, Attard.+356 2144 0301 Food: 8/10Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 As a general dining out rule for Malta, I would not approach a local hotel restaurant and...

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