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  • Fried vermicelli Singapore style

    Fried vermicelli Singapore style

    Ingredients100g vermicelli25g carrots25g green pepper25g onions2 cloves garlic1 egg25g ham20g shrimps20g chicken breast4 tsps vegetable oil Method Leave the vermicelli in warm water (40°C) for half an hour. Meanwhile, cut all the vegetables, ham...

  • Sea bass fillet with black olive tapenade and squid ink risotto

    Sea bass fillet with black olive tapenade and squid ink risotto

    IngredientsSea bass fillet off the bone For the black olive tapenade100g pitted black olives30g sun-dried tomatoes30g capers1 fillet anchovyExtra virgin olive oil¼ tsp chili1 clove garlic For the risottocarnaroli or arborio rice1 small onion,...

  • Telling a good story...

    Telling a good story...

    Ed eats AssaggiDean HamletTriq il-QalietSt Julian’sTel 2133 6635 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 Our lives are shaped by stories. The internet, TV and even widespread literacy have only been around for a century, so...

  • Going more Mediterranean

    Going more Mediterranean

    Foraging for snails early one morning after the rain and ordering rabbit from the local butcher, I might almost have been on Gozo. But I was in Jimena de la Frontera, one of Andalucia’s white hilltop villages where I taught a cookery course one year.

  • A slice of Italy at Bay Street

    A slice of Italy at Bay Street

    A new Italian-themed restaurant, called The Italian Job, has opened on Level 2 at the Bay Street complex, St Julian’s. It gets its name from the well-known 2003 American heist film, starring Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Statham, itself...

  • Smoothies relaunched

    Smoothies relaunched

    New Chiquita Organic Smoothies are made from 100 per cent natural fruit and contain no added sugars, water, colouring and preservatives. They come in handy 200ml PET bottles. The smoothies need to be shaken well before opening and consumed within...

  • Pastry chef wins bronze at international competition

    Pastry chef wins bronze at international competition

    Clyde Zammit and Sotiris Charalambous, pastry chefs at SussexFood, caterers for the University of Sussex, competed in the International Salon Culinaire contest as part of Hotelympia, the UK’s largest exhibition for the hospitality...

  • TripAdvisor accolades for Hilton Malta

    Hilton Malta and two of its restaurants, Blue Elephant and Oceana, received a Trip- Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The hotel was also honoured in the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards as a winner in the favourite hotel category, as reviewed by...

  • Cheese race winner in a pickle

    Cheese race winner in a pickle

    The winner of a daredevil race chasing 3.5kg of Double Gloucester down a hill at high speed does not even like cheese. Teenager Josh Shepherd ran down Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire like a rocket to take part in the world-famous event. The...

  • Sunny Coast Resort open weekend

    Sunny Coast Resort open weekend

    Individuals and families interested in a summer lido membership are invited to try the facilities at the Sunny Coast Resort and Spa in Qawra for free today and join in the fun activities of an event themed ‘Share the Happiness’. This event aims to...

  • Award-winning chef Gand meditates on midday meal

    Award-winning chef Gand meditates on midday meal

    Gale Gand, an American award-winning chef, cooking teacher and television personality is on a mission to make lunch the new dinner. Tuna fish salad, grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly are among the midday staples given a new twist in Gale...

  • Vinexpo Asia-Pacific

    Vinexpo Asia-Pacific

    Chinese visitors sampling wine during the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong. About 1,300 exhibitors participated in the eighth edition of the event, held from Wednesday to Friday, according to the organisers.

  • Sir Alex nets £2m for his fine wines

    Sir Alex nets £2m for his fine wines

    Sir Alex Ferguson, the ex-Manchester United manager, has netted £2.3 million by auctioning off just a part of his wine collection recently. In total, 257 lots were offered and 229 were sold in the first of three auctions. Two more sales will take...

  • ‘A good aid for dental problems’

    A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that red wine was able to get rid of dental disease-causing bacteria, in a lab setting. Spanish researchers used a young Pinot Noir for the study, as well as a...

  • 151-year-old Port released

    Taylor’s have just released a single harvest tawny Port from 1863, the last great harvest before the spread of phylloxera in the Douro vineyards of northern Portugal, which devastated vines throughout Europe. Taylor’s described its release as a...

  • Bacon risotto topped with poached eggs 

    Bacon risotto topped with poached eggs 

    Ingredients60g butter100g mild pancetta or bacon, thinly sliced200g leeks, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, crushed300g arborio rice100ml white wine600ml vegetable stock1/3 cup grated Grana Padano cheese, plus extra to garnish4 eggs Method Melt the...

  • Thai seafood salad

    Thai seafood salad

    Ingredients2 cloves garlic, peeled1 red chilli40g squid, diced2 large prawns4 scallops4 mussels, half shell25g crabmeat2½ tbsps fish sauce½ tsp sugar2½ tbsps lemon juice1 lemongrass, finely choppedbasil leavescoriander leaves30g sliced red onion1...

  • Chicken with apricots

    Chicken with apricots

    Ingredients150g boneless chicken thighs30g almonds30g dried apricots60g green beans30ml balsamic vinegar60g fancy lettuce20g butter4g salt4g pepper Method Marinate the thighs with chicken seasoning, olive oil and a touch of turmeric. Leave for a...

  • Wonton soup

    Wonton soup

    Ingredients10g pork10g chicken10g beef5g onions5g tomatoes, chopped into cubesPinch of saltPinch of sugar1 tsp vegetable oil Method Chop up the pork, chicken, beef and onions in small pieces and mix together. Pour oil over the mixture and set...

  • Why people wake up to nibble

    Why people wake up to nibble

    Scientists appear to have traced the irresistible pull of the refrigerator at 2am to the ‘night munchies’ gene. When the PER1 gene is faulty, the natural mechanism that synchronises sleeping and eating goes awry, they believe. This can lead to...

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