Food & Drink

  • Chicken teryaki

    Chicken teryaki

    Ingredients1 tbsp cornstarchSplash of cold water100g white sugar120ml soy sauce60ml cider vinegar1 garlic clove (minced)Pinch ground gingerPinch ground black pepper850g skinless chicken thighs Method In a medium-sized pan, sear the chicken from...

  • Chocolate salami

    Chocolate salami

    Ingredients180g thick biscuits80g butter80g sugar1 tbsp rum50g dark chocolate powder150g dark chocolateSmall container of fresh cream100g ground almonds100g roasted almonds and hazel nuts50g walnuts, broken50g pistachio Method Melt the chocolate...

  • Oysters on crushed tomato mash with coriander cheese sauce

    Oysters on crushed tomato mash with coriander cheese sauce

    Serves 4 Ingredients12 pieces fresh oysters150g new potatoes3 tbsps fresh cream3 tbsp olive oil3 tbsp coriander50g tomatoesSalt and pepper For the sauce2 egg yolks3 tbsp white wine100ml fresh cream50g Stilton cheese10g coriander leaves Method Boil...

  • Osso buco with risotto Milanese

    Osso buco with risotto Milanese

    Serves 4 Ingredients For the risotto:350g Carnaroli rice30ml extra virgin olive oil1 glass dry white wine80g butter120g grated Parmesan cheese1g saffron For the osso buco:1 celery stalk1 carrot1 onionSageRosemary4 ossobuco rear central1 glass dry...

  • The cheeky one

    The cheeky one

    Ed eats Caruso BistrotTriq il-KappellaSan ĠwannTel: 9994 7625 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Over the weekend I drove by a billboard that, in no uncertain terms, asked me to support local business by buying imported...

  • Best holiday baking

    Best holiday baking

    You love the idea of baking your own Christmas cake rather than buying one or relying on a panettone or two, but your heart sinks when you see a recipe with a list of ingredients as long as your arm. How about a recipe with just five...

  • Revamped look for Tal-Kaptan

    Revamped look for Tal-Kaptan

    Tal-Kaptan restaurants in Qawra and at the Valletta Waterfront have undergone a revamp and modernisation of the interior and brand. While retaining the nautical theme, the restaurants were renovated and given a new look and feel. The decor is now...

  • Festive exotic tea bags

    Festive exotic tea bags

    Yogi Tea has warm holiday notes and exotic spices, ideal to share with family and friends during this time of the year. The Yogi Tea Christmas collection, which contains 2x12 Yogi tea bags in a festive box, has been lovingly packed by a labour...

  • Matching food with wine

    Matching food with wine

    A number of gatherings, incidents and recent occasions prompted me to write this article. I cannot account for the many ‘great’ wines we ‘wasted’ this summer by serving them on the wrong occasion or with the wrong food or at the wrong...

  • Swedish Merlot anyone? Warmer world boosts Nordic tipples

    Swedish Merlot anyone? Warmer world boosts Nordic tipples

    On one of the world’s northernmost frontiers, grapevines are growing on hillsides and talk among some farmers is about terroir and aroma as global warming and new technology push the boundaries of wine growing. “Maybe a touch of raspberry?”...

  • New edition of Malta’s eating guide

    New edition of Malta’s eating guide

    Matthew Bugeja, Alexander Farrugia and Simon Falzon are the winners of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants 2014 survey. The 15th edition of Malta’s Best Restaurants Awards, to be held on December 8 at the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa,...

  • Nougat parfait

    Nougat parfait

    Ingredients50g honey30g sugar50g water60g eggs85g granulated nougat20g pistachios, crushed80ml crème de nougat20ml hazelnuts, crushed300g cream Method Mix the honey, sugar and water, boil them until temperature reaches 121˚C and mix with egg...

  • Linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Serves 4 Ingredients400g linguini pasta150g butter300g fresh mushrooms, sliced2 cloves garlic, finely chopped100g cream cheeseParsley, choppedBasil, Chopped1 shot brandy50g fresh cream50g shrimp bisque300g raw fresh shrimps Method Bring a large...

  • Panforte


    This is a 12th century original recipe from Siena. Ingredients300g almonds, peeledand chopped200g walnuts, chopped150g peeled roasted hazelnuts, chopped150g dried figs, cut into small pieces150g each of these candied sweets: citrus peel,...

  • An evening with Speri wines

    An evening with Speri wines

      CassarCamilleri will be hosting a wine and culinary experience on Thursdayat Zeri’s restaurant in Portomaso. Patrons will have the opportunity to indulge in wines from the Italian winery Speri alongside an array of dishes tailor made to match...

  • Roulade of Parma ham with feta cheese

    Roulade of Parma ham with feta cheese

    Ingredients2 slices Parma ham For the mixture:25g feta cheese25g mascarpone¼ avocado5g pine nuts, roasted5g coriander15 tomatoes, diced For the dressing:50ml olive oil15g black olives, diced10ml lemon juice15g coriander, parsley and basil For the...

  • Spaghetti with anchovies

    Spaghetti with anchovies

    Serves 4 Ingredients350g spaghetti100g butter cream10 anchoviesParsleySaltBreadcrumbsExtra virgin olive oilChiliClove of garlic Method Boil some salted water and cook the pasta until al dente. In a non-stick pan pour a drizzle of olive oil, add...

  • It’s coming home

    It’s coming home

    Ed eats Extra TimeMain Street,MostaTel: 2141 2167 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6.5/10 I’ve never been keen on sport. When children my age were playing football in the streets, I was busy blowing things up. There’s...

  • In praise of the humble spud

    In praise of the humble spud

    As the author of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne, once said: “If a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” I quite agree! Be it ever so humble, one of the world’s most widely used vegetables is a real superfood.

  • When music beautifully complements your meal

    When music beautifully complements your meal

    I have a thing about restaurants where they insist on playing loud music, loud enough to drown out any decent conversation. I absolutely loathe it. I am the sort who thinks that food is best accompanied by good wine and good conversation. Sadly,...