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  • Dining by the water’s edge

    Dining by the water’s edge

    Alang Alang, at the Ramla Bay Resort, is set right at the water’s edge. Its à la carte menu offers a wide range of dishes. Starters include vegetable terrine, seared calamari salad or Mediterranean fish and seafood soup. Fresh ravioli stuffed with...

  • Maypole’s Maltese delights at Mnarja

    Maypole was the sole provider of traditional Maltese food and sweets at the Mnajra festivities last weekend. Individual stations on Saturday served fried rabbit, a variety of stews (tripe and horsemeat), a duo of suckling pig and pork leg and...

  • Global food prices fall as cereal supply improves

    Global food prices fall as cereal supply improves

    The outlook for world supplies of cereals and vegetable oils improved in June, contributing to the third straight monthly drop in global food prices, the UN’s food agency said. The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) price index, which...

  • DIY manual for outdoor festivities

    American chef Ben Ford’s perfect outdoor parties are not only about great food but getting a bit down and dirty with a saw and a hammer. In his first book Taming the Feast, co-written with Carolynn Carreno, Ford shares recipes for a clambake and...

  • Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treated all of Valletta to a coffee and muffin breakfast this morning, inviting all neighbouring residents, businesses and passers-by to try out selected products on the house.  “Everyone loves to start their day with a good coffee so...

  • Piedmont gets Unesco world heritage status

    Piedmont gets Unesco world heritage status

    The vineyard landscape of Piedmont, Langhe-Roero and Monferrato have recently joined the French Bordeaux’s Saint Emilion region along with another 1,006 sites on Unesco’s elite group of cultural and natural sites with World Heritage status. The...

  • Russian vineyards planned to double

    According to a recent report in The Moscow Times, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his ambition to boost Russia’s winemaking powers by almost doubling the size of its vineyards by the year 2020. At its peak, Russia’s vineyards...

  • Veal Valdostana

    Veal Valdostana

    Ingredients2 milk-fed veal chops 2 red onions3 garlic cloves100g mushrooms50g bacon cubes4 mozzarella slices or 70g mozzarella, shredded olive oilknob of butterseasoning Marsala wine Method Season both chops on each side and spread some olive...

  • Chicken and Parma ham roulades

    Chicken and Parma ham roulades

    Ingredients1 chicken breast3 Parma ham slices¼ yellow onion1 garlic head15g bacon trimmings50g smoked Applewood cheesefew fresh thyme leaves60ml creamgrilled asparaguscherry tomatoes, cut in half and baked slightlybalsamic reduction Method Using a...

  • Rabbit ravioli served in rabbit and wine broth

    Rabbit ravioli served in rabbit and wine broth

    IngredientsFor the dough500g plain flour5 whole eggs50ml oilSalt For the filling1.5kg rabbit liver500g rabbit meat150ml port500g onions, finely chopped100ml oil For the broth4 garlic cloves, minced10 tomatoes, chopped50ml olive oil250g celery,...

  • Chinese fried shrimps with baby marrows

    Chinese fried shrimps with baby marrows

    Ingredients50g shrimps200g baby marrows10g ginger5g garlic5g onions5g spring onionspinch of saltpinch of sugarpinch of black pepper5g cornflour1 litre vegetable oil Method Dissolve the cornflour in half a cup of water and leave to set for at least...

  • Paccheri with chicken, bacon and cashew nuts

    Paccheri with chicken, bacon and cashew nuts

    Ingredients200g paccheri pasta1 piece chicken breast, cut into chunks100g streaky bacon100g grated Pecorino cheese50g roasted cashew nuts1 small onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 tsp curry1 tsp Cajun spice1 tsp sweet...

  • US shortage of ‘spitter’ apples threatens boom in hard cider

    US shortage of ‘spitter’ apples threatens boom in hard cider

    Trying to find a traditional hard cider apple in the US these days is the pits. Even as hard cider is enjoying phenomenal growth, US craft brewers are facing a shortage of bittersweet, bitter-sharp and sharp apples, the fruits traditionally used...

  • Same same, but different

    Same same, but different

    Ed eats Good ThaimesGzira Road,GżiraTel: 2767 7002 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 A friend of mine came clean about wanting to buy a particular flat in Gżira. He said he loved the property but didn’t know Gżira well...

  • Giving seafood that extra magical touch

    Giving seafood that extra magical touch

    Crab, jellied eels, shrimps, winkles, whelks, tartare sauce, hot sauce, Cajun gumbo, seafood boil and lobster rolls are some of the foods I think about at the mention of seaside, which brings with it memories of looking for the restaurant or bar...

  • Grey Goose creator celebrates in Malta

    Grey Goose creator celebrates in Malta

    François Thibault, creator of French vodka Grey Goose, was in Malta to celebrate the drink’s two-year presence on the local market. Local distributors P. Cutajar & Co. Ltd, in collaboration with Hugo Boss in Malta, held a cocktail party at Dolce...

  • New al fresco restaurant

    New al fresco restaurant

    A Tavola in Sliema is a new open-air restaurant, offering patrons fresh and authentic local and Italian ingredients in season. The menu also consists of a selection of Italian-style pizzas, Mediterranean antipasti and pasta dishes, as well as...

  • Kinnie Vita launched

    Kinnie Vita launched

    A new variant of Kinnie has been launched: Kinnie Vita, which offers the same great Kinnie taste with a tangy orange twist and the benefit of half the sugar and calories of a regular soft drink. Moreover, it contains no artificial sweeteners, as...

  • Fresh blend of basil, orange and chilli tea

    Fresh blend of basil, orange and chilli tea

    Yogi Tea’s Heartwarming recipe can be turned into a cool drink for the summer months. Pour 250ml of freshly boiled water over the tea bag and allow to infuse for four to six minutes. Let it cool and place in the fridge. Add 125ml of orange juice...

  • Students set up shop at farmers’ market

    Students set up shop at farmers’ market

    Final-year Nutrition, Family & Consumer Studies students at the University of Malta organised a stand at the farmers’ market in Ta’ Qali. Themed Kul frisk u lokali – Biddel il-konvenzjonali (Eat fresh and local – change the conventional mentaliy),...

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