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  • Masi wine-pairing dinner

    Masi wine-pairing dinner

    A wine-pairing dinner featuring wines from the extensive Masi Agricolo portfolio was held at Vini e Capricci – Wines & Whims, at the Gozitano Agricultural Village in Xewkija. Masi Agricola export manager Carina Kurttila attended the event. Chef...

  • Rice puddings with a flavour

    Rice puddings with a flavour

    Mevgal’s rice puddings are made using a traditional Greek recipe the brand has maintained over the years. There are three flavours to choose from: vanilla, cocoa and caramel. The Mevgal range of products are imported by Quintano Foods Ltd, a...

  • Female bartending champion

    Female bartending champion

    Kate Gerwin of the US was awarded the prestigious title of Bols Bartending World Champion 2014, following a sensational Bols Around the World grand finale in Amsterdam. The final was webcast live to a global audience for the first time on...

  • The Palace and Temptasian awarded by TripAdvisor

    The Palace and Temptasian awarded by TripAdvisor

    The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has awarded The Palace, Sliema and Temptasian with the 2014 certificate of excellence for the hotel and restaurant’s outstanding reviews and recognition from their guests. The Palace ranked as the...

  • Enjoy a family grill on Father’s Day

    The Hotel Phoenicia is promising an unforgettable dining experience on its Phoenix Verandah for Father’s Day. This relaxing lunch will start with free-flowing beer for Dad, and include a wide range of treats from our chef’s tempting luncheon...

  • Counting bubbles

    Counting bubbles

    As the tongue-in-cheek saying goes, “It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it”, and it really does apply to a particular French physicist, who has spent the last 12 years counting how many bubbles there are in a glass of champagne. In a report...

  • Five basic taste senses disputed

    In a recent interview with The Drinks Business, Charles Spence, an Oxford University professor of experimental psychology, said that the idea that humans can only detect five basic tastes is “outdated” and needs to be revised. “We only talk about...

  • Red, white, rosé and orange

    There has been some confusion over ‘orange’ wines commonly made in France and Georgia, which take their name from the col­our achieved by extended skin contact and wines from the Australian wine region with a registered geographical indication. To...

  • Lobster thermidor

    Lobster thermidor

    Ingredients2 fresh lobsters4 tbsps butter, divided1 small white onion, finely chopped2 tbsps all-purpose flour2 tbsps ketchup1 tbsp dijon mustardsplash of dry white wine or dry sherry1/3 cup grated white cheddar200ml prawn bisque2 tbsps Parmesan2...

  • Mussels in white wine, garlic and cream

    Mussels in white wine, garlic and cream

    Ingredients500g fresh mussels1 clove garlic50g chopped onions70g cherry tomatoes, halved80ml white wine5ml extra virgin olive oil5g parsley, finely chopped100ml fish stock2 slices Maltese bread50g black olive paste Method Clean and rinse the...

  • Warm chocolate pudding cake

    Warm chocolate pudding cake

    Serves 2 Ingredients42g good quality semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped14g unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped3 tbsps plus 1 tsp unsalted butter, softened3 tbsps sugar1 large egg3 tbsps all-purpose flour¼ tsp baking powder½ tsp unsweetened...

  • Fried vermicelli Singapore style

    Fried vermicelli Singapore style

    Ingredients100g vermicelli25g carrots25g green pepper25g onions2 cloves garlic1 egg25g ham20g shrimps20g chicken breast4 tsps vegetable oil Method Leave the vermicelli in warm water (40°C) for half an hour. Meanwhile, cut all the vegetables, ham...

  • Sea bass fillet with black olive tapenade and squid ink risotto

    Sea bass fillet with black olive tapenade and squid ink risotto

    IngredientsSea bass fillet off the bone For the black olive tapenade100g pitted black olives30g sun-dried tomatoes30g capers1 fillet anchovyExtra virgin olive oil¼ tsp chili1 clove garlic For the risottocarnaroli or arborio rice1 small onion,...

  • Telling a good story...

    Telling a good story...

    Ed eats AssaggiDean HamletTriq il-QalietSt Julian’sTel 2133 6635 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 Our lives are shaped by stories. The internet, TV and even widespread literacy have only been around for a century, so...

  • Going more Mediterranean

    Going more Mediterranean

    Foraging for snails early one morning after the rain and ordering rabbit from the local butcher, I might almost have been on Gozo. But I was in Jimena de la Frontera, one of Andalucia’s white hilltop villages where I taught a cookery course one year.

  • A slice of Italy at Bay Street

    A slice of Italy at Bay Street

    A new Italian-themed restaurant, called The Italian Job, has opened on Level 2 at the Bay Street complex, St Julian’s. It gets its name from the well-known 2003 American heist film, starring Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Statham, itself...

  • Smoothies relaunched

    Smoothies relaunched

    New Chiquita Organic Smoothies are made from 100 per cent natural fruit and contain no added sugars, water, colouring and preservatives. They come in handy 200ml PET bottles. The smoothies need to be shaken well before opening and consumed within...

  • Pastry chef wins bronze at international competition

    Pastry chef wins bronze at international competition

    Clyde Zammit and Sotiris Charalambous, pastry chefs at SussexFood, caterers for the University of Sussex, competed in the International Salon Culinaire contest as part of Hotelympia, the UK’s largest exhibition for the hospitality...

  • TripAdvisor accolades for Hilton Malta

    Hilton Malta and two of its restaurants, Blue Elephant and Oceana, received a Trip- Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The hotel was also honoured in the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards as a winner in the favourite hotel category, as reviewed by...

  • Cheese race winner in a pickle

    Cheese race winner in a pickle

    The winner of a daredevil race chasing 3.5kg of Double Gloucester down a hill at high speed does not even like cheese. Teenager Josh Shepherd ran down Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire like a rocket to take part in the world-famous event. The...

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