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Food & Drink

  • Traditional ice cream

    Traditional ice cream

    Ingredients1 tin evaporated milk300ml water (nowadays we use fresh cream, if doing so use 120ml water, 200ml cream)120g candied peel, chopped90g sugar (can be substituted by artificial sweetener)60g roasted almonds20g gelatine1 cinnamon stickFew...

  • Smoked duck with pears and tomato jam

    Smoked duck with pears and tomato jam

    Ingredients For the smoked duck2 duck breasts2 heaped tbsps light brown sugar2 heaped tbsps tea leaves For the tomato chilli jam500g tomatoes, fresh or tinned100ml white wine vinegar100g sugar2 chilliestwo chillis1 tsp ginger2 cloves garlic,...

  • Raw seasonal fish

    Raw seasonal fish

    Ingredients4 Maltese big prawns4 scampi4 sea urchins1 calamari2 passion fruit8 red currants4 orange segmentsExtra virgin olive oilRock salt Method The only way to eat raw fish and seafood is to use the blast chiller in order to avoid any bacteria.

  • Warning for stressed women

    Warning for stressed women

    Eating a fatty meal after a stressful day can slow a woman’s metabolism and help her gain weight, research has shown. Women who experienced one or more stressful events burned significantly fewer calories than those who did not, scientists...

  • Getting messy in public

    Getting messy in public

    Ed eats Badass Burgers46, Old Theatre Street,Valletta Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 Once in a while I revisit a restaurant I’ve reviewed in the past and, when I feel it is warranted, I review it again. This is...

  • Some cultures like it hot

    Some cultures like it hot

    Some cultures like it hot while others, like me, prefer food on the wimpish side of warm. I do like the flavour that chillies add to food like curries and Mexican dishes, but I just can’t take the heat. Some chilli aficionados will tell you that...

  • The concept behind Aziamendi’s 100 nights

    The concept behind Aziamendi’s 100 nights

    As Eneko Atxa, the youngest Michelin three-star chef in Spain, sets up shop for 100 nights in Valletta, Ramona Depares speaks to the team who are working hard to make the concept a success. The pop-up project has a lot of firsts going for...

  • Hugel wines eventat Temptasian

    Hugel wines eventat Temptasian

    A wine-tasting dinner featuring the internationally renowned wines of Hugel et Fils is being organised by Farsons Beverage Imports at Temptasian at The Palace in Sliema. The event will be hosted by Alsace and Hugel wine expert David Ling. The...

  • Al fresco dining at Hilton

    Al fresco dining at Hilton

    The Merkanti Beach Club and Bistro and the Gazebo Restaurant at the Hilton in St Julian’s have reopened for the summer season. Merkanti offers a full lunch and dinner menu, including a selection of salads, burgers and sandwiches at the water’s...

  • Maypole rolls out super value summer offers

    Maypole wants to ensure clients get the best value for money through its 2014 summer campaign launched in the company’s 11 outlets. Supported by about two dozen brands, the offers are based around lower pricing, free giveaways and special combo...

  • Miraval Rosé 2013 available in Malta

    Miraval Rosé 2013 available in Malta

    Philippe Martinet Fine Wines, one of Malta’s leading wine merchants, recently launched Miraval Rosé 2013 on the local market. This vintage marks the second offering from the Chateau Miraval estate, an exciting collaboration between Hollywood star...

  • Fichera Liqueurs launched

    Fichera Liqueurs launched

    Fichera Liqueurs were recently launched at Haywharf restaurant and lounge bar, Valletta. Fichera Sicilian Liqueurs, such as the Amaro Vulcano, Fuoco dell’Etna and Limoncello dell’Etna, have a versatile nature, and can be served as an after-dinner...

  • Classic wine festival at Valletta gardens

    Classic wine festival at Valletta gardens

    In just under four weeks’ time, the popular Delicata Classic Wine Festival will get under way at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, for the 13th year running. Delicata is currently running a competition on its Facebook page...

  • EU spending on wine questioned

    A recent report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that the need for an investment measure specific to the wine sector is not justified, as such support already exists under the EU rural development policy. The auditors...

  • Sardines paté

    Sardines paté

    Ingredients100g fresh or tinned sardinesflour for dusting Juice of half a lemonParsley2 tbsps soft cheeseBread roll, sliced thinlyOil for frying Method Clean the sardines and fillet. Dust in flour and fry until golden brown. Do not fry if using...

  • Farsons introduce Kinnie Vita

    Farsons introduce Kinnie Vita

    Farsons have launched a new variant of the popular Kinnie soft drink, Kinnie Vita. It said it offers the same great Kinnie taste with a tangy orange twist, with the added benefits of only half the sugar and calories of a regular soft drink. There...

  • Lamb koftas

    Lamb koftas

    Ingredients150 minced lamb shoulder5g garlic, crushed5g ginger, minced10g coriander, chopped5g cumin, ground5g curry powder20ml natural yoghurt Method Place the mince and fresh ingredients in a bowl. Toast the dried spices under a grill or in a...

  • Home-made pesto

    Home-made pesto

    Pesto can be used as a sauce for pasta dishes but also as a salad dressing. I also use it on toasted half baguettes and as a sauce on fish. It is very easy to make and is ready in a few minutes. Ingredients100g fresh basil100g pine nuts120g grated...

  • Pot sticker dumplings

    Pot sticker dumplings

    Ingredients2x4cm pieces ginger, peeled250g Chinese cabbage, finely shredded350g minced pork2 green onions, finely chopped2 tbsps soy sauce1 tbsp oyster sauce2 tsps sesame oil1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherrycornflour for dusting2 x 275g...

  • Pasta salad

    Pasta salad

    Ingredients500g penne200g cooked shrimps150g pepperoni salami1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 medium-sized courgette, deseeded...

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