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Food & Drink

  • A bakery for coeliacs

    BAM (Bread and More) Bakery produces only gluten-free products. Apart from bread and pizza bases, items such as gluten-free spring rolls, wontons, samosas and dumplings are also available. These are made on a daily basis by experienced and...

  • A gluten-free restaurant

    The Boathouse restaurant in Qawra offers delicious gluten-free Italian and Asian dishes. Situated on the water’s edge, it is the only local restaurant where all dishes served are gluten-free, thus eliminating the risk of cross-contamination.

  • Concerned with food safety

    Concerned with food safety

    Food allergens may be a cause of distress in the catering industry. Stephanie Fsadni visits the Institute of Tourism Studies to see how tomorrow’s chefs are being trained to cater for people suffering from food allergies and what precautions are...

  • Living with the disease

    Living with the disease

    While acknowledging the various efforts being made to make gluten-free foods more widely available, a married couple who live in the UK, and who both suffer from coeliac disease, tell Claire Caruana that having dietary restrictions can be quite a...

  • A sparkling performance by Ġellewża Frizzante

    A sparkling performance by Ġellewża Frizzante

    The semi-sparkling Ġellewża Rosé Frizzante produced by Emmanuel Delicata has been awarded two more awards at two wine competitions held recently in London. This medium dry rosé wine is made entirely from Malta’s indigenous red grape variety...

  • Be cautious of what you eat and enjoy it

    Be cautious of what you eat and enjoy it

    All Peak’s Free From products are gluten-free and exclude other allergens such as egg, dairy, wheat and GMOs. The substances may vary from product to product but the icons on the packaging make clear which ones are excluded, in keeping with...

  • 5th century jug dug up in France

    5th century jug dug up in France

    In the Champagne region of northern France, a Greek wine jug has been unearthed at a 5th century BC burial site of a Celtic prince whose tomb dates back to the famous Hallstatt period. Archaeologists from the Institut National de Recherches...

  • Gluten-free products from Italy

    Gluten-free products from Italy

    Tuscan brand NutriFree offers over 70 gluten-free products. It also has a range of lactose-free, wheat-free, egg-free and soya-free products. It includes artisan breads, sliced breads and pizza bases, and a selection of pastas, sweets, savoury...

  • What’s cooking?

    What’s cooking?

    Do you like to cook and enjoy French cuisine? Now you can combine both passions by joining one of Alex Bognor’s classes. Bognor provides you with a fantastic opportunity to learn and enjoy authentic French cuisine in Malta, using fresh local...

  • Counting sheep

    Counting sheep

    Roquefort is more than cheese. It is the flavour of myth and history: Pliny the Elder wrote about its rich aroma while Charles VI granted the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon a monopoly for ripening the cheese. It is political. In 2009, when the...

  • Stock up at these markets

    Stock up at these markets

    Have you ever seen a French person at a food market? They will wander from one stall to the next, their brows furrowed deep like a freshly ploughed field. They will pick up a garlic bulb and look at it with the same intensity of a CSI operative...

  • Five espressos a day? Stop there, says European Food Safety Authority

    Five espressos a day? Stop there, says European Food Safety Authority

    Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out the scientific study after some...

  • The value of street food

    The value of street food

    Ed eats Ħamrun KioskPjazza San PawlĦamrunTel: 2124 8989 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Value: 8/10 I can’t bear to think of having to eat the same food every day. No matter how much I fall in love with a dish, I quickly get bored. Every morning, after my...

  • Topless tarts

    Topless tarts

    Last year I published a recipe for a ham, leek and cheese pie. Recently, having the remains of a gammon joint to use up, I dug out the recipe to make it again, but there wasn’t enough gammon left to make a pie, so I decided to go topless and make...

  • More products for new brand

    More products for new brand

    Olly’s Premium Eats, a local frozen food brand created by P. Cutajar and Co. Ltd last year, has launched two new premium products this month: Olly’s Salmon Burgers and Olly’s Mini Cevapcici. Olly’s now offers eight products, the others consisting...

  • Italian dining in style

    Italian dining in style

    The al fresco-styled restaurant A Tavola, located in the courtyard of Alexandra Gardens between Palazzo Capua and The Palace, Sliema, will again open its doors every Wednesday to Sunday evening, from June 1. The restaurant will be serving a...

  • Innovative culinary experience at Hilton

    Innovative culinary experience at Hilton

    Hilton Malta has launched a culinary experience for small groups, which will offer an insight into the art of innovative Mediterranean cuisine. The Chef’s Table menu includes six to nine courses and can be adjusted to personal requests. The meal...

  • Nestlé in drive to ensure food safety

    Food-borne illnesses often arise from a failure to follow basic hygiene rules when preparing raw, unpackaged products. People across the supply chain, including consumers, need to be educated about the risks and about how they can help themselves...

  • Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of...

  • Take me to the Marina food and fun family event

    The second ‘Take Me to the Marina’ event by the Marina Hotel in St Julian’s will take place between Wednesday and Sunday. The five-day family activity includes a photographic under-water exhibition by Kris Micallef, stand-up comedy nights at The...

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