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Food & Drink

  • Rabbit stew

    Ingredients1 rabbit200g onions3 garlic cloves200g peas200g tomatoes40g tomato paste2 glasses red wineSageBay leaves½ tsp mixed spiceSeasoningOlive oil Method You can either buy a whole rabbit and cut it into pieces or else you can buy rabbit joints.

  • Crispy fried mozzarella with tomato and chilli jam

    Ingredients150g mozzarella fior di latte50g breadcrumbs1 egg50g flour30g rocket50g tomatoes15g chillies20ml balsamic vinegar20g sugar5g garlic20g onions5g mustard seeds10ml extra virgin olive oil Method Fry the onions, garlic and chillies, add the...

  • Pumpkin brûlée

    Serves six Ingredients300g pumpkin, baked and blended100g white sugar3 yolks3 whole eggs½ vanilla pod400g fresh creamSugar for topping Method Warm the fresh cream and vanilla pod until it reaches 85°C. In a bowl mix the eggs and sugar, without...

  • Greece, Turkey... and Calabria

    Ed eats TheosThe Carmelite PrioryTriq il-Villegaignon,MdinaTel 2145 0978 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Now that Russia has decided to celebrate the centenary of the Great War in its own unique way, I got back to...

  • Yummy meals in a bun

    It is difficult to improve on sandwiches as the ultimate casual meal, since they are satisfying, comforting, easy to eat and relatively inexpensive. There are some fabulous ones on the market, but once you get started, it is remarkably easy to...

  • A festive Sunday lunch

    An exclusive range of products from leading British food retailer Waitrose are now available at Arkadia Foodstore in Portomaso, St Julian’s and Victoria. These include Duchy Originals, Essential Waitrose, Heston from Waitrose, Love Life, Waitrose...

  • Birthday offer at Temptasian

    Temptasian at The Palace Hotel in Sliema is offering patrons celebrating their birthday to dine for free until the end of April. To be eligible for this offer, one needs to print a coupon from the Temptasian Facebook page and book in advance. The...

  • Be a player escort at the FIFA World Cup 2014

    McDonald’s is once again offering children aged six to 10 worldwide the opportunity to escort an international footballer on the pitch during FIFA World Cup 2014. To participate, one needs to submit an application online at www.mcdonalds.com.mt on...

  • Extreme freeze damages Ontario vineyards

    Producers in two of Ontario’s three wine appellations are already facing a smaller 2014 harvest after reporting severe bud loss in the past few weeks. “Our winery has 95 to 98 per cent bud loss, so we won’t be getting grapes this year,” says Tom...

  • Champagne has had ‘too many vintages of the century’

    Champagne houses and critics must guard more carefully against heaping praise on a particular vintage too soon, according to Ruinart’s cellar master. Frederic Panaiotis believes the champagne sector is in danger of becoming a victim of its own...

  • A diner's view to Tuscany

    Grill3301 will be hosting its second in the series of wine pairing events discovering regional Italian cuisine on Friday, March 14. This time the next destination will be beautiful Tuscany. Diners will treated to a five-course dinner based on...

  • Delicata vines get expert pruning

    Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker has just completed the third consecutive year of its pioneering customised pruning programme. This year the pruning was carried out in 380 vineyards by a professional team of Italian experts, who worked side-by-side...

  • Grilled fillet of sea bream

    Serves four Ingredients1 sea bream, filletted and marinated in olive oil, herbs and white wine For pepper ragout100g peppers, diced20g onions5g garlic1 tsp tomato paste4 fresh basil leaves, sliced For tomato salsa1 tomato, chopped10g onions,...

  • Octopus salad with blue potatoes, coral beans, fennel, orange segments, aromatic herb oil and pink peppers

    Serves four Ingredients400g of pre-cooked octopus4 blue potatoesFennel16 coral beans2 orangesPink peppercorns1 clove of garlic Method PreparationBoil the octopus for 40 minutes. Boil the blue potatoes with the skin on for 30 minutes. Boil the...

  • Sticky toffee pudding

    IngredientsFor the pudding130g butter130g sugar130g dates230ml water1 tsp bicarbonate of soda130g flour2 eggs For the toffee sauce200g sugar15g butter50ml cream Method Soak the dates in the water and bicarbonate of soda, cream the butter and the...

  • Fewer crops feeding the world

    The global food supply is becoming more vulnerable to climate change-related threats because people around the world increasingly eat a similar and narrow diet, scientists say. Higher living standards in the developing world – especially eating...

  • Linzer torte

    Ingredients150g caster sugar150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting150g ground almondsgood pinch ground cinnamon150g cold butter, cut into cubes1 egg, beaten200g good-quality raspberry jam½ tsp icing sugar, to decorate (optional) Method Put the...

  • Chinese egg fried rice

    Serves two Ingredients100g rice2 eggs20g green pepper20g carrotsPinch of saltPinch of sugar3 tbsp oil Method Boil the rice in one litre of boiling water, until it absorbs all the liquid. Put the rice aside, fluff it up so it does not stick and...

  • Living interesting times

    Ed eats Mint30/39, Stella Maris Street,Sliema Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 There’s an invocation that’s been called an ancient Chinese curse, even if there seems to be no evidence of the curse in Chinese. It simply...

  • Waste not, want not

    There was a piece in Times of Malta recently telling us that something like €1 in every €5 spent on food in this country is wasted and thrown away. That’s pretty awful, but it’s not as bad as in the UK, where a lot more is wasted than that and, if...

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