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Food & Drink

  • Frontier between food and drug companies blurring

    Frontier between food and drug companies blurring

    Global market of ‘nutraceuticals’ – food and drinks with potential health benefits – seen at €261bn by 2018 as focus on wellness helps drive growth A boom in ‘nutraceuticals’ – food and drinks with potential health benefits – is paving the way for...

  • Holland & Barrett targets ‘free from’ food market

    Holland & Barrett targets ‘free from’ food market

    Holland & Barrett has launched Britain’s first ‘free from’ concept store, seeking to tap in to the fast-growing market serving people who suffer from food intolerance or allergies. The new store in Chester, northwest England, is the first of 50...

  • Delicata Chardonnay wins gold

    Delicata Chardonnay wins gold

    Four Delicata wines were awarded at this year’s Challenge Inter-national du Vin held recently in Bordeaux, France. There were a gold medal for the 2014 Gran Cavalier Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Malta DOK Superior, the same wine that won a silver...

  • Good omens

    Good omens

    Ed eats Il PirataPaceville StreetSt Julian’sTel: 2137 5827 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The wave of Italian and Sicilian restaurants that are spreading around the island is rolling in quite steadily. If you’ve been...

  • A cook’s travels

    A cook’s travels

    Whenever I have cooked abroad as guest chef, I have returned with my own repertoire immeasurably enriched with new recipes, unusual techniques and previously unfamiliar ingredients. My stay in Colombia, for example, was invaluable, coinciding with...

  • French liqueur lands in Malta

    French liqueur lands in Malta

    Giffard, a French brand of real-fruit liqueurs and syrups, was launched locally last month with two sessions for bartenders and traders, who got a chance to explore the different aromas and flavours across the brand’s range. Set up in 1885,...

  • Bringing your skills to life and living healthily

    Bringing your skills to life and living healthily

    Over 200 delegates from 29 counties, including Malta, attended the International Home Economics Conference, held at the University’s Valletta Campus. Themed ‘Action for family and consumer well-being: home economics literacy bringing skills to...

  • NZ winemakers charting growth beyond Australia

    New Zealand’s wine industry is looking beyond its biggest export market Australia as the ‘kiwi’ dollar’s unprecedented strength against its Australian counterpart dents export earnings from the island nation’s closest trading partner. Australia...

  • New EU vine planting rules

    New EU vine planting rules

    New vine planting rules aimed at giving the EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand have just been published. The rules introduce a new scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, allowing for a yearly limited expansion in the...

  • New Zealand wines to benefit from Geographical Indications

    A Bill to amend the Registrations Act will be introduced to New Zealand’s Parliament later this year to implement a legal system of long-awaited Geographical Indications (GIs). The New Zealand government recently announced it would put into...

  • The legend and the location

    The legend and the location

    Ed eats MalataPalace Square,VallettaTel: 2123 3967 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 Writing this column is usually quite a solitary affair. I sit down and a blank screen stares at me, defiantly. The late, great, Sir...

  • Spring has finally arrived

    Spring has finally arrived

    Well, I think it has, although it’s taken its time about it! My poor freesias and grape hyacinths have struggled bravely into bloom after being alternately battered by gales and drenched by downpours, so it must be spring, but it does seem to have...

  • A new menu to mark difference in style

    A new menu to mark difference in style

    The Barracuda Restaurant, a family-run establishment in St Julian’s, has celebrated another milestone in its 36-year history with chef Andrew Pace joining the team. “We are delighted to have Andrew on board and are excited about the new direction...

  • Guerrieri Rizzardi joins the Amarone Families

    Guerrieri Rizzardi joins the Amarone Families

    Guerrieri Rizzardi has officially become a member of the Association of Amarone Families. The association, founded in 2009, brings together the most important companies in Valpolicella, companies united in their care of production and preservation...

  • Rosé wines are not just a blend of red and white

    Rosé wines are not just a blend of red and white

    The French embassy hosted a wine-tasting session to showcase the vintage 2014 rosé wine selection of four producers from Provence at the Residence de France in Żebbuġ. The four wineries represented were Château de Pourcieux, Do­maine de Sainte...

  • Making the perfect cup of Italian coffee

    Making the perfect cup of Italian coffee

    Francesco Neri from Italian coffee brand Caffe Mauro recently visited Malta for a short but intensive training programme on the art of making a perfect coffee the Italian way. Neri, an authorised Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE)...

  • Learning to barbecue

    Learning to barbecue

    The Malta BBQ & Grilling Association will be organising a series of training sessions on Saturdays from April 18 till May 9. These two-hour sessions will consist of theoretical as well as practical parts and would also include tastings, freebies...

  • New Subway outlet opens in Fgura

    New Subway outlet opens in Fgura

    A new Subway restaurant has opened in Żabbar Road, Fgura, bringing to five the number of Subway outlets on the island. The others are in Gżira, Msida, Paceville and St Julian’s. The restaurant was inaugurated on March 31 by Gerald Darmanin, Subway...

  • Chocolatier champions ‘bean to bar’

    Chocolatier champions ‘bean to bar’

    It has been more than 10 years since British-born chocolatier Willie Harcourt-Cooze bought a cocoa farm in Venezuela with the hopes of making the world’s finest ‘bean-to bar’ chocolate. He believes cacao beans – which once cleaned and roasted are...

  • New vintage Medina Sangiovese released

    The latest 2014 vintage Medina Sangiovese DOK Malta Superior is being released from the Delicata winery this week. The previous vintage of this red wine was sold out some months ago due to its popularity. The wait has been quite long but the 2014...

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