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Food & Drink

  • Cruising to success

    One of the world’s most prestigious cocktail competitions is taking to the high seas to turn floating bartenders into mixologists extraordinaires. The Diageo Global Travel team announced the launch of the biggest ever Diageo Reserve World Class...

  • Synonymous with quality

    If you are planning a wedding, let Busy Bee Catering handle all the details for this special day. With over 75 years’ experience in this demanding industry, they have the know-how to make your day a memorable one. Busy Bee aim to provide constant,...

  • Stunning venues, sumptuous catering

    With 20 years’ experience in the catering industry, Island Caterers have built a solid reputation in wedding organisation. This reputation is based on service, reliability and quality. At Island Caterers the kitchen brigade is one of the best on...

  • Carnival cheer

    At carnival, many of us might be biting into something traditional like the carnival cake prinjolata or other sweet treats, before the fasting begins in earnest. Similarly, carnivores will probably be tucking into something meaty. Here are a few...

  • Garganelli with prawns, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and herbs tossed in a prawn veloute 

    Ingredients290g garganelli (fresh pasta)100g peeled king prawns60g party prawns40g onions10g garlic20ml white wine10g basil250ml prawn stock40g zucchini100g cherry tomato80g butter Method Fry the onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes and zucchini until...

  • Paccheri al tonno

    Ingredients100g paccheri pasta100g fresh tuna1 clove garlic1 tbsp fresh corianderPinch of salt and pepper50ml cream For the sauce1 clove garlic100g cherry tomatoes, choppedFresh basilSalt and pepper Method Boil the paccheri in salted boiling water...

  • Marrows stuffed with ricotta

    Ingredients 4 medium-sized marrows2 eggs200g ricotta50g grated cheeseSemolinaSalt and freshly ground pepperChopped parsley Method Wash the marrows, remove the tops and carefully scoop the marrows, making sure not to break them. Put the ricotta in...

  • Chocolate mousse, bitter orange ice cream, morello cherry and pear samosa

    IngredientsFor the chocolate mousse250ml milk; 75g dark chocolate;200ml semi-whipped cream;3 egg yolks; 30g sugar;1 gelatin leaf For the orange ice cream250ml milk; 2g staboline;1 orange (juice and zest); 60g sugar; 25ml fresh cream;1 tbsp Gran...

  • Poliakov, the first vodka into space

    Poliakov, the world’s most extreme vodka, has launched a one-of-a-kind experiment in a quest to reach the ultimate level of cold: the K Degree, the most freezing temperature one may find in the universe, at -273°C. The “K Degree” operation was set...

  • Granny Smith apple pockets with red prawn tartare

    Serves four Ingredients24 slices Granny Smith apples16 red prawns100g cream cheeseHerb oilRock salt and pepper Method Thinly slice the 24 apples. Cut each prawn in three pieces and put them in the middle of the sliced apples. Fold the apple in...

  • A stroke of serendipity

    Ed eats Dixie’sIndependence GardensSliemaTel: no reservations taken Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 10/10Overall: 8/10 I first came across the word serendipity when I first read about penicillin. I had to look up the word. Penicillin...

  • Comfort food in a bowl

    One of my favourite casual meals is the one I make at home in the middle of the day. As breakfast is unlikely to have been more than a piece of toast with coffee, the snack is substantial. If it is not a bowl of pasta, it will almost certainly be...

  • Chocafé opening at Smart City Malta

    A new concept cafe, Chocafé, will open its doors at Smart City Malta in the first week of April. The 88-cover cafeteria will have an outside terrace overlooking the panoramic Laguna Walk to be inaugurated in spring. Chocafé has signed agreements...

  • New San Michel 33cl bottle for Vodafone Malta Marathon 2014

    San Michel has been named the official water for the Malta Marathon, the largest and most followed athletic activity in Malta. For this year’s edition, taking place today, Simonds Farsons Cisk, bottlers of San Michel, has produced a new 33cl bottle.

  • South Africa must wait to export meat

    South Africa needs approval from trade partners including the EU before meat exports resume after the country was declared free of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) this week, senior officials said. South Africa was banned from exporting all...

  • US chef dishes out common sense

    Lidia Bastianich serves up a helping of common sense along with techniques for home cooks to make creamy risotto, moist meatballs and other popular Italian dishes in her 11th cookbook, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking. The award-winning chef...

  • Calorie labelling on wine launched

    A British retailer is launching calorie labelling on wine as part of efforts to help consumers make ‘responsible’ health choices. Sainsbury’s will launch the new labels, which will include the number of calories in a 125ml glass, this week...

  • Overfishing and pollution leave Turkish waters bare

    “Balik ekmek! Balik ekmek!” (Fish bread! Fish bread!) yell the vendors tucked under Istanbul’s Galata Bridge, dishing out fish sandwiches to hordes of hungry locals and tourists much as they have for decades. But frozen mackerel from Norway or...

  • Agribusiness students learn about pruning

    A group of three Mcast agribusiness students, accompanied by their lecturer, have completed an introductory pruning session at one of Delicata’s many family-run vineyards, under the super-vision of the winemaker’s head of viticulture, Matthew...

  • Girl power at wine awards

    At the inaugural Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards in Tokyo, organised by the Wine and Spirits Culture Association, the ‘all-female’ wine judges were politely reminded to “remove their lipstick” before the tastings commenced. The competition was...

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