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Food & Drink

  • Tuna tartare with strawberries

    Serves four Ingredients400g tuna fillet (100g per portion)400g strawberries1 tsp toasted sesame oil10g white onion, finely choppedSalt and pepper Method Cut the tuna and strawberries into one-centimetre cubes. Place them in a bowl and pour the...

  • Vanilla brûlée

    Ingredients1 litre cream150g sugar16 egg yolksVanilla pod Method Boil the cream with the sugar and the vanilla pod and then add the egg yolks. Remove from the heat and put the mix in ramekins and bake them in bain marie at 160˚C for 20...

  • Personality goes a long way

    Ed eats Zero Sei Trattoria75, Old Theatre Street,VallettaTel: 2122 2010 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 You might have watched the movie Pulp Fiction. If you haven’t, there’s no way I’ll sum it up here. Any attempts...

  • Easy peasy, nice and cheesy food

    After writing about waste a couple of weeks ago, I checked my fridge and found I had seriously overbought on cheese. So, taking the view that I should practise what I preach and not waste any of it, this time it’s all about cheese. I don’t think...

  • UK cartoonists hold sketch-up in brewery

    Around a dozen members of the Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain were recently at the Farsons brewery to spend a day sketching cartoons about Cisk. Sporting their specially designed T-shirts, they came armed with pens, paintbrushes and...

  • Stand-up comedy at Henry J. Beans

    Some of Malta’s top stand-up comedians are performing live at Henry J. Beans in St Julian’s tomorrow, St Patrick’s Day. These include Malcolm Galea, Philip Leone Ganado, Steve Hili, Joe Depasquale and master of ceremonies Colin Fritz. As a special...

  • New menu at Waterbiscuit

    Waterbiscuit, the award-winning restaurant in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, has recently launched a new à la carte menu. Innovative starters include duck rillettes with pickled mushrooms, shallot jam and toasted brioche. Local pork belly and house...

  • Demand for luxury chocolate outweighing cost of cocoa

    Growing demand for luxury chocolates in Europe and increasingly the Americas and Asia should help Lindt & Spruengli to grow sales and profit margins this year, despite high cocoa prices, it said. The Swiss maker of Lindor chocolate balls and gold...

  • Burgundy winemakers go hi-tech in fight against hail

    Burgundy vineyards could soon be protected from devastating hail storms by technology that supporters say can control weather patterns in the skies above. Hailstorms caused havoc in parts of Burgundy last year, notably Pommard and...

  • Celebrity chef Flay sharpens competitive edge on TV show

    Celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television star Bobby Flay is a born-and-bred New Yorker who has made his culinary fortune celebrating the cuisine of the American southwest. Flay, who rose to prominence in the early 1990s at the helm of...

  • Going for local wines

    It is great to see so many local restaurants, cookery programmes and magazines highlighting the attributes of using local produce in recipes. It seems we are going through the early stages of a revival of home-grown cuisine, something that is long...

  • Chinese king prawns

    Ingredients5 king prawns½ tsp saltOne tsp sugarPinch of black pepper2 tsps vegetable oil½ tsp sesame oil Method Heat the oil in a wok (or pan) and fry the king prawns for two minutes. Pour half a litre of water and bring to the boil. Let the...

  • Spanish paella

    Serves eight Ingredients10 chicken wings, tips removed500g clams500g uncooked prawns500g mussels½ tsp saffron threads1½ cupd dry white wine2 tbsp olive oil300g chorizo sausage1 large onion, chopped600g rice1 large red pepper, chopped600g tomato...

  • 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...

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