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  • Comfort winter warmers

    Comfort winter warmers

    At this time of year, even in the Mediterranean, inspiration from kitchens further to the north are just what is needed to ward off winter chills. Slow-cooked meat casseroles, together with plenty of flavoursome root vegetables are the order of...

  • A year in the food life

    A year in the food life

    Ed eats As the new year stretches and yawns and prepares itself for whatever it has in store for us, I take my customary look back at the one that has just expired. With more meals than I can count, over 70,000 words written, 250 photos sneakily...

  • Christmas past?

    Christmas past?

    Well, not quite. We still have Twelfth Night and the Three Kings bearing gifts to come, but instead of gold, frankincense and myrrh, my gifts are edible and use up some Christmas bits and pieces that are left over. I doubt that anyone has any...

  • Pizza master tosses secrets in new book

    Pizza master tosses secrets in new book

    From deep dish to thin crust, from Margherita to Sicilian, restaurateur and chef Tony Gemignani approaches hispie-making with a creed that is tattooed on his hands: ‘respect the craft’. The more than 100 recipes in The Pizza Bible, serve as a...

  • New concept coffee shop

    New concept coffee shop

    New concept coffee shop, wine bar and gourmet food store Rocksalt has opened on the Tigné seafront in Sliema. More of a wine and whisky bar than a coffee shop or sit-down restaurant, Rocksalt is the place where foodies and wine lovers can mingle...

  • Best restaurants guide

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo and its official portal www.restaurantsmalta.com is considered an essential guide for diners-out living locally or visiting the Maltese islands. It is packed with details on Malta’s and...

  • Tesco removes sweets and chocolate from checkouts

    Tesco removes sweets and chocolate from checkouts

    Tesco has removed sweets and chocolate from all of its checkouts to reduce pester power and help families choose healthier food. The supermarket remov­ed confectionery from larger stores 20 years ago but recent the changes apply to all stores in...

  • Fiesta for New Year’s Eve

    Fiesta for New Year’s Eve

    Tradition in many countries holds that pork is the meat of choice to celebrate the new year, just as fowl is traditional at the end of the year. One digs forward with its snout, the other scratches backwards. Pork is a good choice for anyone...

  • Sharing a funny moment

    Sharing a funny moment

    Cisk launched its second Christmas video in time to spread cheer and share a funny moment with loyal consumers and fans. This year’s video is once again filmed in the old brewhouse of the company, with the big copper kettles taking centre stage,...

  • A break for Puttinu Cares children and their families

    A break for Puttinu Cares children and their families

    Db Hotels + Resorts launched its first annual Puttinu Cares break initiative in conjunction with the Puttinu Cares Foundation. Db Seabank Resort + Spa and db San Antonio Hotel + Spa will this holiday season be hosting a number of families with...

  • Red Electrick are Young Again

    Local band Red Electrick’s new single and music video, Young Again, was sponsored by Kinnie. Peter Borg from Red Electrick said: “Young Again has a nostalgic theme, dealing with the subject of time and how people make use of it. We are all getting...

  • Lemon meringue pie

    Lemon meringue pie

    Ingredients For the filling2 level tbsps cornflour100g golden caster sugarFinely-grated zest of 2 large lemons125ml fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)Juice of one small orange85g butter, cut into pieces3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg For the...

  • The truth about your Christmas veg

    The truth about your Christmas veg

    A team of British experts has drawn up a list of little-known vegetable-related facts, which kicks off with a cast-iron excuse to shun Brussels sprouts tomorrow, Christmas Day. Experts at the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences...

  • Seared lamb loin with Niçoise salad

    Seared lamb loin with Niçoise salad

    Serves 2 Ingredients2 lamb loins, trimmed200g French beans50g cherry tomatoes4 lightly boiled eggs25g anchovy filletsSome chervil5g rock salt5g cracked pepperLemon vinaigrette Method Pan-sear the loin and cook in a hot oven (180°C) for around...

  • Rack of lamb with a pistachio crust  

    Rack of lamb with a pistachio crust  

    Serves 4 IngredientsRack of lamb, weighing around 700g2 tbsps butter25g pistachios25g breadcrumbsA quarter of a sprig of parsley2 tbsps mustard150ml red wine200ml bound roast sauce50g cherriesA quarter of a sprig of thymeSalt and...

  • At home in Argentina

    At home in Argentina

    Ed eats Little Argentina210, Tower RoadSliemaTel: 2704 2444 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 This season is so gastronomically exciting. In the run-up to the mayhem that the next two weeks will most definitely deal...

  • A felicitous feast of fowl

    A felicitous feast of fowl

    A magnificently roasted turkey, richly browned and cooked to perfection with all the trimmings is a beautiful sight to behold. A large one will feed the proverbial 5,000, but supposing there’s just two of you? Even the smallest turkey can seem...

  • 2015 WRMC Restaurant Quality Recognition Awards

    The official commercial partners and sponsors of the 2015 WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards have been confirmed. M. Demajo (Wines and Spirits) Ltd are the commercial partners and will be sponsoring...

  • Indian, Middle Eastern restaurant gets award

    Indian, Middle Eastern restaurant gets award

    Suruchi restaurant in St Julian’s was named one of the best restaurants in The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants awards held recently. Owner and manager Alan Kawsar provides certified Halal Indian and Arabian cuisine using the finest,...

  • Bitter and sour cocktails are back in fashion

    Bitter and sour cocktails are back in fashion

    Cosmopolitan and other sweet cocktails may still rule, but a revival of drinks flavoured with bitters and laced with vinegar is catching on beyond trendy bars and lounges. Beverage experts say bartenders are looking for inspiration with less...

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