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Food & Drink

  • In search of authenticity

    In search of authenticity

    Ed Eats Frida Street CanteenTa’ Xbiex Marina,Ta’ XbiexMob: 9945 7376 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 As soon as the spirit of a decade is born, she decides on a set of values. When the spirit of the 1960s was born,...

  • Emirates goes Maltese cuisine

    Emirates goes Maltese cuisine

    The Maltese love for food is as legendary as the food the archipelago boasts. But what happens when the omnipresent ħabaq (basil), sagħtar (thyme) and more of nature’s Mediterranean bounty are plucked from the shrubs on cultivated terraced fields...

  • New menu at Paranga

    New menu at Paranga

    Summer has well and truly kicked off and this can only mean one thing – long lunches and balmy evenings at the Paranga Restaurant are back. The restaurant, which forms part of InterContinental Malta and is located on the water, literally so, of St...

  • Floridians celebrate the Fourth with pie

    Floridians celebrate the Fourth with pie

    Contestants bellied up to the table to participate in a Key Lime pie eating contest, just one of a number of speed eating contests to mark the US Independence Day yesterday. Twenty-four people participated in the event which requires contestants...

  • More misses than hits

    More misses than hits

    Pet’s plates La Cucina del SoleTigné Point, Sliema.Tel: 2060 3434 Food: 6/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 7/10Overall: 7/10 What is panzanella? It certainly was not the sad dish sitting sullenly before me. This was my starter at La...

  • A quick plate of pasta

    A quick plate of pasta

    Preparing meals does not have to be complicated and making the most of fresh local produce enables us to cook quick meals in a few simple steps. Many of us enjoy the process of cooking in a relaxed way and pasta is the one dish that reminds me of...

  • Brewery’s Cause for Applause awards

    Brewery’s Cause for Applause awards

    The Cause for Applause awards celebrated four outstanding Farsons Group employees in three categories: Shine and Sparkle, Wellness and Zest, as well as the top Cause for Applause award. Thirty employees were nominated for the awards by their...

  • Introducing Cisk Pilsner: a legend to be savoured by those who seek the best

    Introducing Cisk Pilsner: a legend to be savoured by those who seek the best

    Originally brewed by Farsons Brewery in the late 1940s and now being introduced once again, Cisk Pilsner is a premium Pilsner combining a tradition of brewing excellence and passion with the finest quality Pilsen malt and Noble hops of the Saaz...

  • The gourmet side of Catalonia

    The gourmet side of Catalonia

    Marina Fabic and Faye Mallia are organising a holiday with a difference, where participants can learn the secrets of Spanish gastronomy while trying their hand at preparing traditional recipes. What better place to indulge in a culinary vacation...

  • The Hungarian connection

    The Hungarian connection

    Ed eats Margaret Island71, The Strand,SliemaTel: 2748 3280 Food: 6/10Location: 6/10Service: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 When I’m asked about a country I’ve visited, I tend to rate it by its ability to feed me, and then go on to mention all the...

  • Stylish dining in mellieħa

    Stylish dining in mellieħa

    The premises of the popular Half Way Inn Restaurant, situated on the right hand side, going down from Mellieħa centre to Għadira Bay, has been completely rebuilt. It has undergone a major investment transforming the aging building into a modern...

  • Quick cooking: homemade burgers and dips

    Quick cooking: homemade burgers and dips

    We all spend less time in the kitchen during the hot summer months. When we have family occasions, though, it is usually easier to stay in and dine at home. Today’s recipes will help with preparing some quick, and even perhaps last minute, meals...

  • Dishy

    Dishy

    Pet’s plates Il CorsaroNo 2, Congreve Street,ŻurrieqTel: 7725 8895 Food: 8/10Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 7/10Overall: 8/10 Wied iż-Żurrieq is one of Malta’s leading attractions. And, even if you’ve had your fill of Neolithic...

  • Local pizzaioli win professional pizza courses

    Local pizzaioli win professional pizza courses

    A two-day pizza challenge, which took place at Melita Gardens in Balzan, brought together 50 local chefs to compete in a culinary showdown of pizza- making, to win a professional pizza course at the Accademia Pizzaioli in Italy. The challenge,...

  • Course in food and technology

    Malta University Consulting Ltd is organising a basic course in Food and Technology: Understanding food products and ingredient labels. This course is spread over three sessions and is scheduled for the end of June. Lectures will take place at the...

  • Wine hacks for summer salads

    Wine hacks for summer salads

    As a wine lover you may not be overly keen on a summer diet of salads for the simple reason that many a bowl of greens is often pretty unfriendly to your favourite drink. Luckily there are some hacks to appease the confrontation between tossed...

  • Style on tap

    Style on tap

    Ed Eats Taproom 53a,Old Theatre StreetVallettaTel: 2749 1316 Food: 7/10Location: 8/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 There’s an expression in Maltese that, directly translated, goes something like ‘it is the eye that eats first’. It is a...

  • Food to share at Villa Bologna

    Food to share at Villa Bologna

    The cooking workshops organised over the past weeks by Faye Mallia and Marina Fabic were so well received so as to inspire these two women to create a new concept for their upcoming cooking workshops. This time round, Faye and Marina will focus...

  • Preserving nature and summer

    Preserving nature and summer

    A good jam or chutney requires good ingredients. When you are preserving or pickling, choose the fruit that looks good and that has a strong fragrance. If the fruit passes the look and smell test, then it will pass the taste test too. Do not be...

  • A bit beige

    A bit beige

    Pet’s Plates ArzellaGħar Qawqla Street, MarsalfornTel: 2155 4662 Food: 6/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 The fishing village of Marsalforn may be one of the most popular spots in Gozo, but it most certainly is not a favourite...

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