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  • Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and...

  • Chicken Caesar salad

    Chicken Caesar salad

    Ingredients For the dressing150ml mayonnaise 2 pieces anchovy fillet 2 rashers streaky baconA dash of Worcestershire sauceZest of half a lemon For the salad1 piece iceberg lettuce50g bread croutons100g Parmesan shavings2 rashers back bacon1...

  • Summer in the city

    Summer in the city

      It’s not always possible to get away to some cool, shady spot during the summer months, but one can take inspiration from bustling cities and the way in which they keep their inhabitants cool with summer food and drinks. A light touch, combined...

  • Somewhere in limbo

    Somewhere in limbo

    Ed eats Soul Food78, Merchants Street,Valletta.Tel: 9992 2599 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 After a week away from the islands, revelling in the wonders of civilisation that the first world brings with it, I...

  • Hugel in Malta

    Farsons Direct (Wands) has hosted a wine dinner built around the wines of Hugel, the famous Alsace producers at Temptasian, at The Palace, in Sliema. The event coincided with the visit to Malta by David Ling, an Englishman who has been in Alsace...

  • Wine festival is back at Nadur

    Wine festival is back at Nadur

    Delicata’s 12th Classic Wine Festival will get underway in the heart of Gozo’s viticultural area, Nadur, in seven days’ time. This popular wine event is once again celebrating the closure of the Maltese and Gozitan grape harvest. Over 20 DOK and...

  • Sea bass wrap

    Sea bass wrap

    Ingredients100g sea bass fillet, cleaned For the filling:10g spinach leaves, blanched20g sundried tomatoes30g prawns, cleaned, no shell and halved5g garlic50g cured pancetta Method Mix the filling together in a bowl. Place the sea bass fillet on a...

  • Lamb ravioli with goat cheese

    Lamb ravioli with goat cheese

    Serves 6 Ingredients2 tbsps corn oil200g lamb loin, diced1 tbsp olive oilhalf garlic, minced80g goat cheese250g spinach leaves3 tbsps julienne of fresh basil⅓ cup nut pesto1kg pasta dough4 cups Neapolitan saucesalt and pepper Method For the...

  • Curried tripe

    Curried tripe

    Ingredients1.5kg tripe, washed very well2 tsps sea salt2 tbsps sunflower oil2 large onions, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped1 tsp ground turmeric1 tbsp mild korma curry powder1 tsp...

  • Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Ingredients:200g prawns (21-30)15g onions, chopped5g garlic, crushed50g cherry tomatoes, halved5g ginger, shredded15g spring onions50ml white wine5g coriander, chopped2g chillies, finely chopped15ml olive oil Method: Sweat the onions, garlic,...

  • University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    Cambridge University is searching for a PhD student to undertake a dream role for the sweet-toothed – studying chocolate. The fully funded three-and-a-half-year research project will examine how the treat can remain solid when stored and sold in...

  • Spaghetti octopus

    Spaghetti octopus

    Ingredients1 medium-sized cooked octopus150g spaghetti1 leek, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, mincedBasil, finely choppedMint, finely choppedParsley, finely chopped50g whole green olives60g cherry tomatoes, halved200ml good quality white wine1 tsp...

  • Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    European pale lager comes in a variety of brands but research shows that whatever the make of the beer, consumers find it difficult to taste the difference between them. “Consumers are largely unable to distinguish between different brands of...

  • ‘Chunky’ cheeky chorizo

    ‘Chunky’ cheeky chorizo

    Ed eats Lava LoungeValletta WaterfrontTel 2124 2400 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Last week’s review was quite particular. It described a dining experience that many could consider unaffordable. Afford­ability in...

  • The coolest summer foods

    The coolest summer foods

    The two fruits that say summer for me more than any other are peaches and field tomatoes. The greengrocers are piled high with them at the moment, and I like to buy my fair share. I always know when the Maltese field tomato season is in full swing...

  • The secret behind Neapolitan pizza

    The secret behind Neapolitan pizza

    La Bufala Pizzeria within the Parthenope Restaurant in Ball Street, Paceville, has invested in the latest generation Neapolitan pizza oven, the only one of its type in Malta. The wood oven is made up of a clay brick circular base with a cupola...

  • Star-shaped pizza wins accolades

    Star-shaped pizza wins accolades

    Jonathan Spiteri, pizzaiolo at Cuba Bistro and Pizzeria in St Julian’s, was presented with the Pizza Star award for his creation La Cubana. This original star-shaped pizza includes typical Cuban ingredients like minced meat and chili and jalapeno...

  • Whiskies take centre stage at Harrods

    Whiskies take centre stage at Harrods

    Scottish-based whisky and rum distiller Edrington has showcased its malts at Harrods in London this month. The luxury store has been dominated by the single malt scotch whisky Highland Park, inviting visitors to explore the story of Dark Origins...

  • Grape juice

    As the second week of pressing wraps up at the Delicata family winery, two more grape varieties are safely ‘tucked away’ in their fermentation tanks. Whereas last week saw the pressing of some of the Maltese Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc...

  • Record attendance at Delicata Wine Festival

    Record attendance at Delicata Wine Festival

    The 13th Delicata Classic Wine Festival held last weekend at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta smashed all previous records, every night of the four-day event. Local wine enthusiasts and tourists turned out in their thousands to ‘sip and...

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