Food & Drink

  • Seasonal sweets

    Seasonal sweets

    Gluten Free Vegan Raw Carrot Coconut Balls 3 cups of sweet potato, cooked and mashed3 cups coconut5 tbsps coconut milk1/2 packet apricots1/2 vanilla pod1 cup shredded or grated carrotsa grating of nutmega pinch of ginger1 pinch of mixed...

  • Venetian style for New Year entertaining

    Venetian style for New Year entertaining

    Last year at this time, my cooking took on a Spanish flavour for New Year’s Eve, with recipes for a selection of tapas to serve with fino, cava and Spanish beer. This year, I have a fancy for the delicious mouthfuls one eats in Venice’s...

  • The year of the food truck

    The year of the food truck

    Another year of eating and writing has come and gone in a flash and, as is now customary, here I am looking back at the highlights. Some disappointments spring to mind as well but on these we shall not dwell. As is also quite usual at this point,...

  • A spot of traditional tea

    A spot of traditional tea

    Served daily in the lobby with breathtaking views of St George’s Bay, afternoon tea at the Corinthia Hotel upholds this culinary tradition with real flare. The menu remains faithful to the classic combination of delectable finger sandwiches,...

  • Swedish temptations

    Swedish temptations

    Christmas without Janssons frestelse for a Swede is like Christmas without imbuljuta tal-qastan for a Maltese or mince pies for a Brit! As with many such traditional recipes there exists a great number of personalised versions, variations and...

  • A fruitcake everyone will love (really!)

    A fruitcake everyone will love (really!)

    I never understood the aversion to fruitcake until someone sent me one of those clunkers that the humorist Russell Baker said he deplored, dating from a Christmas dinner when a small piece he dropped shattered his right foot. The offending object...

  • Flavourless at Christmas

    Flavourless at Christmas

    Pet’s plates The GalleyTa’ Xbiex Marina,Ta’ Xbiex.+356 2131 8801 Food: 5/10Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 5/10Overall: 6/10 A quiet catch up with a friend before the mad countdown to Christmas, but where to eat well while making the...

  • Making Christmas Special

    Making Christmas Special

    Quick and easy recipes are a necessity to enjoy Christmas without food preparation becoming a chore. I love fresh food that is home-made as you always know exactly what you are eating and these recipes are simple to prepare with a bit of a twist...

  • 2015 Restaurant awards announced

    2015 Restaurant awards announced

    The Medina Restaurant was voted Best Overall Restaurant for the second year running in this year’s edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards. The awards, which were held at the Intercontinental Arena Conference Centre,...

  • Crystal Head Vodka available in Malta

    Crystal Head Vodka, conceived of and founded by actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander in 2007, is now available in Malta through Albert FS Manduca. Aykroyd and Alexander conceived the idea due to the lack of additive-free vodka in market.

  • Wine lore and festive cheer

    Different places have different customs but somehow there’s always a time for the enjoyment of a glass of wine during this festive season. Wine itself is also the subject of Christmas lore and myths. In some countries like Germany and Russia,...

  • The oasis

    The oasis

    Ed Eats Venus RestaurantPioneer Road,Bugibba+356 2157 1604 Food: 8/10Location: 8/10Service: 6/10Value for money: 6/10Overall: 7/10 Today’s story starts almost four years ago. A colleague of the better half had recommended a restaurant in Buġibba...

  • Edible Christmas gifts for the sweet of tooth

    Edible Christmas gifts for the sweet of tooth

    At this time of year there is a panoply of gorgeous hampers available, full of carefully-sourced treats, in irresistibly beautiful containers and packaging, and in all price ranges. You only have to look at Abraham’s Vini e Capricci website to be...

  • Guerrieri Rizzardi masterclass and winemaker’s dinner

    Guerrieri Rizzardi masterclass and winemaker’s dinner

    Veneto wine producer Giuseppe Rizzardi Guerrieri Rizzardi recently visited Malta to conduct a masterclass tasting at Farsonsdirect’s The Wine Shop, in Mrieħel. He was also host to a winemakers’ dinner at the de Mondion Restaurant, Xara Palace in...

  • New whisky area at Charles Grech Liquor Store in Birkirkara

    New whisky area at Charles Grech Liquor Store in Birkirkara

    Charles Grech Co. Ltd. has launched their new Whisky Dedicated area within their flagship outlet in Valley Road Birkirkara. The company’s vision was, to offer the avid whisky drinker, or collector, a wide array of whisky brands, styles and...

  • Top chef backs fundraiser

    Top chef backs fundraiser

    One of the world’s top chefs has given his blessing to cakes which will be sold at the Christmas Fayre to be held at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta Michel Roux Snr, of flagship restaurant The Waterside Inn at Bray, has three Michelin stars and...

  • Films’ influence on consumers

    Wine is a living thing as it ages in cask and bottle and it also lives on in the movies. But will there ever be a film that manages to convince that wine is better to watch than to drink? Somm: Into the Bottle, the latest wine picture which...

  • Chestnuts for Christmas

    Chestnuts for Christmas

    Whether you plan to roast chestnuts, soak them overnight for your imbuljuta, or simply open a vacuum-sealed packet, Christmas cannot go by without using this wonderful ingredient. Chestnuts are so versatile and make good savoury and sweet dishes.

  • Dining in the dark

    Dining in the dark

    Ed eats Jus13, Main Street, Attard.+356 2142 4647 Food: 6/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 6/10Overall: 6/10 If you live in and around the Three Villages of Balzan, Lija and Attard and fancy walking out to get some supper before...

  • Let the kids rock

    Let the kids rock

    December is never more exciting than when you’re smaller than Santa’s elves. Children have been waiting for Christmas all year and Hard Rock Cafe is determined to help make their festive dreams come true. The Hard Rock Cafe kids’ menu features a...