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  • New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    Adrian Buttigieg is the new executive chef of The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira. The 29-year-old has extensive experience in the five-star hotel catering business both in Malta and abroad and has won various awards. Buttigieg started out his career...

  • Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé awarded bronze

    Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé awarded bronze

    Delicata’s 2014 vintage Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé DOK Gozo wine has been awarded a bronze medal at the 2015 Global Rosé Masters wine competition held in the UK. The Drinks Business Global Masters wine competitions are a series of ‘races’ where...

  • A taste for all the senses

    A taste for all the senses

    Two local action groups, GAL Xlokk and GAL Majjistral have teamed up to organise MeDIETerranea Food Festival, a n event bringing together 33 rural localities from the east (xlokk) and the northwest (majjistral) territories under one roof at the...

  • Soft drink couture for Malta Fashion Awards

    Soft drink couture for Malta Fashion Awards

    When Diet Coke cans are used as hair rollers in a Lady Gaga video, you know that the soft drink has a steady place in the fashion scene. Despite only being in its early 30s, the calorie-free soda has spent almost all its life working hand-in-hand...

  • Pity about the food

    Pity about the food

    Ed eats Rocksalt18, Tigné SeafrontSliemaTel: 2133 6226 Food: 4/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 Try as we might, we can’t shake our evolutionary pathway. We remain, essentially, self-aware mammals. Nature has its way of...

  • Some supper suggestions

    Some supper suggestions

    Better weather means lighter meals, so it’s back to some old favourites like chicken breast, pork medallions and maybe some lightweight pasta or salmon, before we start opting for salads and barbecues, although we have had some balmy evenings...

  • Serving Stella the right way

    Serving Stella the right way

    An international trainer was in Malta to step up Belgian beer Stella Artois’s serving ritual to the standard it is renowned for. The first three establishments that received training were Hugo’s Pub and AXM Club in St Julian’s and Traveller’s Cafe...

  • Marsovin’s Marnisi gets gold medal in France

    Marsovin’s Marnisi gets gold medal in France

    Marsovin has been awarded a gold medal for its single estate wine, Marnisi 2012, at the Challenge International du Vin at Bourg and Blaye, just outside Bordeaux, France. Marsovin has competed in this wine competition from time to time. This year a...

  • London-based sisters find that cookbooks about greens sell

    London-based sisters find that cookbooks about greens sell

    Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley are getting noticed for their style of cooking using wholesome ingredients, but which has diners saying “this doesn’t taste healthy” and meaning it as a compliment. Over the last year, their debut cookbook, The Art of...

  • Germans switch sausage for soya over green and health concerns

    Germans switch sausage for soya over green and health concerns

    Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming. Meat consumption is stable or declining in most developed...

  • Delicata grape growers seminars

    Delicata grape growers seminars

    During the last few weeks, over 120 of Delicata’s vineyard owners and grape growers have attended four viticultural seminars, organised by the winemaking company to teach best practices regarding sustainable fertilisation. Over 100 farmers...

  • China now second largest winegrower

    China now second largest winegrower

    China’s fledgling wine industry has expanded dramatically in recent years and according to a report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) their vineyards now occupy more than 7,700 square kilometres of land, making China,...

  • Red wine in diabetic diet 'safe'

    Red wine in diabetic diet 'safe'

    A glass of red wine with dinner every night has been found to improve the metabolic profiles of people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. A study of more than 200 diabetes patients saw them split into three equal groups, drinking either mineral...

  • Japanese genius and hospitality

    Japanese genius and hospitality

    Ed eats Wasabi Sushi ExpressVault 2Valletta WaterfrontFlorianaTel: 2122 7235 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 I don’t do quite well in crowds. Crowds separate the strong from the weak – those who jostle and those who...

  • Fresh flavours, new ideas for spring

    Fresh flavours, new ideas for spring

    I enjoy slow-cooked casseroles and chunky vegetable soups, not to mention fragrant, oven-baked puddings. After all, that is what keeps us all going through the colder months. But by this time of year I want bright colours, not brown food, lively...

  • Maltese chefs win awards in Sarajevo

    Maltese chefs win awards in Sarajevo

    Paul Bajada, sous-chef at db Seabank Hotel, and Gabriel Caruana, chef de partie at the Hilton Malta, have just returned from the Global Chef South Europe competition held in Sarajevo, where they placed third in their respective categories. After...

  • Magic at breakfast time with Frozen

    Magic at breakfast time with Frozen

    Kellogg’s and Disney have teamed up to bring a sprinkle of Frozen magic to the breakfast table with the launch of a new cereal. Kellogg’s Disney Frozen cereal, which is made with whole grain, has nine vitamins and minerals and is high in fibre,...

  • Moët Hennessy to bottle first Chinese red wine

    Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines, producers of wines including Cloudy Bay and Cheval des Andes, is due to bottle its highly anticipated Chinese red wine within the next few weeks, with an international launch due for autumn. The wine, which is grown...

  • Brussels brewery is using leftover bread to make beer

    Brussels brewery is using leftover bread to make beer

    A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread, rather than barley, was the main ingredient. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old Frenchman...

  • EU lawmakers urge calorie content labels to cover alcohol

    European beer, wine and spirits makers should inform consumers about the amount of calories in their drinks via clear labelling, EU lawmakers said this week. Most foods and drinks are subject to legislation mandating labels with nutritional and...

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