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  • Metal grill solid

    Metal grill solid

    Whether it’s a picnic on the beach or an evening barbecue in your garden, eating outdoors in summer is bigger than the sum of its tasty parts. Because while the menu of char-grilled chicken, foil-wrapped fish, spareribs and fresh fruit to...

  • Eating with the eyes

    Eating with the eyes

    We went from television shows that could barely fry an egg to Michelin-starred camera shots. But are culinary television shows really teaching us to cook better? There’s a young student called Reynold Poernomo cooking up a storm on Masterchef...

  • Gragnano’s ambassador for IGP pasta

    Gragnano’s ambassador for IGP pasta

    The historic Pasta Di Martino company, based in Gragnano, a town situated in the Italian region of Campania, has been owned and managed by the Di Martino family since 1912. The Pastificio Di Martino has been able to grow and become an...

  • The grape and the good

    The grape and the good

    There’s something different about drinking wine in summer. It’s not just that the temperatures are soaring or that people tend to eat a lighter menu based on fresh fish and salads. Rather, it’s the whole summer vibe. Within a context of carefree...

  • Paying for location

    Paying for location

    Ed eats Peppino’s71, St George’s RoadSt Julian’sTel: 2137 3200 Food: 3/10Service: 4/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 4/10Overall: 5/10 Today’s story is not one I was hoping to tell. I had planned to visit an old bastion of Malta’s dining out circuit, one...

  • Summer fruits galore

    Summer fruits galore

    I have just finished about my 100th delicious ‘flat’ peach – a slight exaggeration of course, but I must admit that we have been rather stuffing ourselves with them over the last couple of weeks. Now they have to compete for our favours with the...

  • Malta BBQ team wins accolades at Grillfest in Estonia

    Malta BBQ team wins accolades at Grillfest in Estonia

    Three members of the Malta Barbecue & Grilling Association (MBGA) successfully participated in the Good Food Festival – Grillfest, held recently in Parnu, Estonia. The Malta BBQ team, composed of James Muscat, Andres Toompere and Andrew Treglown,...

  • Dining to violin playing

    Every Thursday throughout summer, Bistro Ten-O-One at SmartCity Malta is hosting ‘Easy Thursdays’, a relaxing evening with a grand buffet dinner. The event includes entertainment by local well-known musician George Curmi, better known as Il-Pusé,...

  • Not just about wines

    Not just about wines

    Marsovin is holding the eighth edition of its wine festival at Hastings Gardens in Valletta from Friday to Sunday. Over 30 certified DOK and IGT quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo will be availabl. Patrons can purchase a €15...

  • Hotel Phoenicia former chef revisits after 50-year absence

    Hotel Phoenicia former chef revisits after 50-year absence

    Hotel Phoenicia’s former chef de cuisine Emile Jung returned to the hotel to dine with his wife and daughter after an absence of almost 50 years. At the age of 25, Jung was the youngest chef within Trust House Forte employed 50 years ago. What...

  • St Austell’s in top 10 list of craft beers

    St Austell’s in top 10 list of craft beers

    Proper Job from the Cornish brewery St Austell has been named one of the top 10 craft beers around the world by the UK’s Telegraph newspaper. This comes only a few weeks after another beer from St Austell, Big Job, was named Supreme National...

  • Żejtun wine competition

    Żejtun local council is organising the 13th edition of its wine competition for local winemakers, which consists of three categories: red, white and fruity wines. Winemakers can submit more than one type of wine in each category. The competition...

  • Creating your own yoghurt ice cream

    Creating your own yoghurt ice cream

    Italian franchise Yoyogurt, offering top-quality, fresh frozen yoghurt with locally sourced fruit and crêpes, has opened its first Malta store at Bay Street in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s. Founded in the northwestern Piedmont region in 2001 by...

  • On the verge of veraison

    On the verge of veraison

    Grapes are entering their final stage of ripening in about 10 to 14 days’ time, as the Maltese and Gozitan 2015 grape-growing season gets into full swing. This colour change is referred to as ‘veraison’ and normally takes place some 40 to 50 days...

  • Bordeaux trials new varieties

    The effects of climate change are well known and equally their effect on certain grape varieties is well documented. The annual weather conditions that could once be relied upon for a good harvest no longer applies and nowhere more so than in...

  • Winning on presentation

    Winning on presentation

    Ed eats Giacomo’sThe StrandSliemaTel: 2713 1116 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I woke up at the crack of dawn one day last week. This isn’t something I’d normally do because now that we’ve escaped the dreadful...

  • Midsummer easy entertaining

    Midsummer easy entertaining

    As we pass midsummer’s day, it feels as if it is time for barbecues, for picnics, for casual dining rather than the more formal style of entertaining we might enjoy during the cooler months. I prefer dishes that I can prepare in advance to serve...

  • Extra virgin olive oil tasting

    Extra virgin olive oil tasting

    Merill Eco Tours is organising extra virgil olive oil tasting tours at the Tan-Nixxiegħa Olive Grove in Binġemma, limits of Mġarr. These two-hour tours take place every Saturday afternoon and all year round, weather permitting. During the guided...

  • It’s all about Qawra

    It’s all about Qawra

    Gone are the days when Qawra was thought of a ‘just a tourist spot’. Today it’s experiencing something of a renaissance, with millions of euros being invested in the area and countless new entertainment spots to discover. Here’s why there is now...

  • Green label – the next generation

    Green label – the next generation

    After 18 months in the making, Delicata is launching its contemporary ‘next generation’ of repackaged Green Label and Red Label wines on to the Maltese market this week. Over the years, these two wines have formed a solid foundation upon which...

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