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  • All that glitters...

    All that glitters...

    Pet’s Plates Okurama International TasteTriq Dragunara,San Ġiljan Food: 6/10  Location: 6/10Service: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 I wasn’t sure where to look. It was an onslaught on the senses. My eyes darted from one thing to another and I didn’t...

  • Wine advice by algorithm

    Who would have thought that the role of the friendly wine adviser assisting shoppers to find the right wine for the right occasion might soon get replaced by a machine powered by an algorithm? I remember all too well my early start in the wine...

  • The choices we make

    The choices we make

    Ed Eats Wood and CoalTriq iż-ŻgħafranAttardTel: 7957 0073 Food: 6/10  Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 Here’s an Instagram-worthy aphorism for you: Life is filled with choices that other people make for us. All you need to do...

  • Quinoa of the crop

    Quinoa of the crop

    Quinoa is a highland crop from the Andes and although it is known as a grain, it is technically the seed of a plant that the Incas referred to as the ‘Mother of all Grains’. It is gluten-free and is a high-protein food. There are 143 calories in...

  • Fortifying food with fresh turmeric

    Fortifying food  with fresh turmeric

    Golden turmeric is a spice that has been used in Southern Asia for centuries. It is part of the ginger family and clinical studies have shown that it can be extraordinarily good for our well-being. I like to fortify meals with nutritious...

  • Three for Tea

    Three for Tea

    Pet’s Plates Palazzo ParisioNaxxarTel: 2141 2461 Food: 6/10  Location: 9/10Service: 6/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 I am a shameless tea drinker. Furthermore, I adore the idea of breaking off from the day, sometime in the late afternoon or early...

  • Malta National Culinary Team receives honours

    Malta National Culinary Team receives honours

    October 22 marked a milestone in the competitive culinary scene for Maltese chefs. They received a silver and a bronze at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Messe Erfut, Germany. More than 2,000 chefs from 50 countries, including Malta, prepared up to...

  • Bag-in-box revival

    Bag-in-box revival

    Surprisingly, quite a few wine drinkers still have not heard of bag-in-box wine even though it has been around for half a century and is now experiencing a revival. The BiB concept is a convenient alternative to wine in heavy glass bottles. As the...

  • Easy Scones and Rock Cakes

    Easy Scones and Rock Cakes

    For many of us, making scones and rock cakes was an introduction to home economics lessons, mostly because the basic dough gives a variety of options for more elaborate bakes. Scones and rock cakes have been enjoyed with a traditional English...

  • My big fit Greek cooking

    My big fit Greek cooking

    Greek food is festive, healthy, simple and delicious. It’s easy to cook at home too, as long as you have the basic staples – none of which are exotic – such as olive oil, tomatoes, oregano, lemon and feta cheese. Here are two very simple recipes I...

  • The underworld

    The underworld

    Ed Eats Sotto32, South StreetVallettaTel: 2122 0077 Food: 8/10  Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 Imagine you could take a quick peek into the future and come right back to the present. You’re given just enough time to take a...

  • Good old Chardonnay

    Chardonnay has received quite a bit of flak in recent years for not being the most exciting of white wine varieties. Truth be told, there are other thrilling grapes and wines around that are capable of tasting more pronounced, and which often have...

  • New menu at Zest

    New menu at Zest

    Zest Restaurant in St Julian’s has launched a new menu under the leadership of its new executive chef Noel Azzopardi. Salted popcorn, 24-roasted pork belly and fermented soya beans are some of the new introductions sure to leave a lasting...

  • International bartenders competition

    International bartenders competition

    Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand with a strong position in the bartending community, launched its first Bols Around the World Competition that attracts thousands of bartenders from all over the world nine years ago. This year...

  • Cooking with kale

    Cooking with kale

    Kale seems everyone’s favourite vegetable at the moment. It has taken over the use of spinach and seems universally popular. All types of kale are available locally with some varieties now being cultivated in Malta. In Malta, we find the is curly...

  • Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    World Sushi Champion Pepi Anevski launched Mediterrasian Sushi – a fusion of Japanese tastes and flavours with a Mediterranean twist – at Ocean Basket in Qawra. In creating this new menu, Anevski used his creative and technical skill to offer a...

  • All about the view...

    All about the view...

    Pet’s Plates MunchiesTriq il-Marfa, Għadira Bay, MellieħaTel: 2157 6416 Food: 5/10  Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 There is something absolutely wonderful about dining al fresco by the sea. The smells and sounds of the sea...

  • Time to squirrel away some nuts

    Time to squirrel away some nuts

    The end of summer is a bittersweet time for most people. After three months of consuming cold and refreshing goods, it is now time to kiss them goodbye. Come end of September and all of autumn, nuts are seen more abundantly in our market and with...

  • Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery recently launched a newly revamped and extended Farsons Classic Brews range. Farsons India Pale Ale and Farsons Double Red Strong Ale are the two new additions to the Farsons range, which hark back to the brewery’s origins and...

  • The steakout

    The steakout

    Ed Eats Brass & KnuckleOratory Street,NaxxarTel 2722 2722 Food: 7/10  Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 We’ve all had days we wish we didn’t have to endure. For those of us enslaved within the working classes, we usually call...

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