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  • Enjoy food, wine and great music

    Enjoy food, wine and great music

    Qormi, which is well renowned for its wine-making culture, is once again reviving this centuries-old tradition with a wine festival on September 5 and 6. The 10th edition of the festival will also feature music and food. On Friday, the Mark...

  • Malta places second in barista competition

    Malta places second in barista competition

    Eighteen-year-old Wayne Falzon placed second in the Costa Coffee Barista of the Year European finals in Warsaw, Poland. The winner was Matyas Svaton, from the Czech Republic. The competition took place over two days and consisted of two challenges.

  • The Famous Grouse 40 scoops yet another gold

    The Famous Grouse 40 scoops yet another gold

    The Famous Grouse 40-year-old blended malt has secured another win, a gold at the International Spirits Challenge 2014 Design and Packaging Awards. The award is the latest achievement for this rare blend after having scooped the highest accolade –...

  • Cherry-flavoured beer

    Cherry-flavoured beer

    Following the launch of Cisk Chill lemon-flavoured lager beer a couple of summers ago, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has this year launched a berry-flavoured one. Cisk Chill Berry is a refreshing blended lager beer with berry flavourings and with a...

  • Couple share food-beer pairings in new cookbook

    Couple share food-beer pairings in new cookbook

    Husband and wife team Brooke and Luther Fedora show how beer adds complexity to a dish and why selecting the right brew can elevate any meal in their debut cookbook, The Foodie’s Beer Book. The culinary couple have been creating beer-inspired...

  • Rosé wines are on their way

    Rosé wines are on their way

    Last week, the very first Malta-grown red grapes hand-harvested from the 2014 vintage rolled into the Delicata winery, not for red wine- making, but for rosé. Normally the Maltese Syrah grapes would be harvested in a few weeks’ time – if the...

  • Crab saffron risotto with lobster, shrimps, sea urchin and scallops

    Crab saffron risotto with lobster, shrimps, sea urchin and scallops

    IngredientsFor the crab and lobster bisque1 crab1 small lobster500ml fish stock 1 tbsp tomato puree 100ml dry white wine1 onion 1 fennel 1 carrot1 star anise For the crab risotto150g rice1 shallot, finely chopped100ml dry white wine1 litre crab...

  • Mushroom and veal raviola tossed in tomato and truffle oil

    Mushroom and veal raviola tossed in tomato and truffle oil

    Serves 1 Ingredients100g selection of mushrooms60g veal50g onions2 garlic cloves5g thyme100g pasta dough For the sauce:200g fresh plum tomatoes150g ginger25g sugar5ml white vinegar15ml truffle oil Method For the stuffing, mince together the veal,...

  • Apple dumplings

    Apple dumplings

    Ingredients350g shortcrust pastry4 cooking apples, peeled and cored55g brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling25g butterPinch of ground cinnamonPinch of ground ginger55g dried apricots, chopped25g toasted hazelnuts, choppedEggs, beaten for...

  • Baked half black shell mussels

    Baked half black shell mussels

    IngredientsHalf black shell mussels1 plum tomato, seeded and dicedhalf a yellow onion, diced6 basil leaves, chopped1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 small mozzarella di bufalaBeetroot juiceBalsamic glazeBaby red chardSeasoning Method Mix together the...

  • Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and...

  • Chicken Caesar salad

    Chicken Caesar salad

    Ingredients For the dressing150ml mayonnaise 2 pieces anchovy fillet 2 rashers streaky baconA dash of Worcestershire sauceZest of half a lemon For the salad1 piece iceberg lettuce50g bread croutons100g Parmesan shavings2 rashers back bacon1...

  • Summer in the city

    Summer in the city

      It’s not always possible to get away to some cool, shady spot during the summer months, but one can take inspiration from bustling cities and the way in which they keep their inhabitants cool with summer food and drinks. A light touch, combined...

  • Somewhere in limbo

    Somewhere in limbo

    Ed eats Soul Food78, Merchants Street,Valletta.Tel: 9992 2599 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 After a week away from the islands, revelling in the wonders of civilisation that the first world brings with it, I...

  • Hugel in Malta

    Farsons Direct (Wands) has hosted a wine dinner built around the wines of Hugel, the famous Alsace producers at Temptasian, at The Palace, in Sliema. The event coincided with the visit to Malta by David Ling, an Englishman who has been in Alsace...

  • Wine festival is back at Nadur

    Wine festival is back at Nadur

    Delicata’s 12th Classic Wine Festival will get underway in the heart of Gozo’s viticultural area, Nadur, in seven days’ time. This popular wine event is once again celebrating the closure of the Maltese and Gozitan grape harvest. Over 20 DOK and...

  • Sea bass wrap

    Sea bass wrap

    Ingredients100g sea bass fillet, cleaned For the filling:10g spinach leaves, blanched20g sundried tomatoes30g prawns, cleaned, no shell and halved5g garlic50g cured pancetta Method Mix the filling together in a bowl. Place the sea bass fillet on a...

  • Lamb ravioli with goat cheese

    Lamb ravioli with goat cheese

    Serves 6 Ingredients2 tbsps corn oil200g lamb loin, diced1 tbsp olive oilhalf garlic, minced80g goat cheese250g spinach leaves3 tbsps julienne of fresh basil⅓ cup nut pesto1kg pasta dough4 cups Neapolitan saucesalt and pepper Method For the...

  • Curried tripe

    Curried tripe

    Ingredients1.5kg tripe, washed very well2 tsps sea salt2 tbsps sunflower oil2 large onions, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped1 tsp ground turmeric1 tbsp mild korma curry powder1 tsp...

  • Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Ingredients:200g prawns (21-30)15g onions, chopped5g garlic, crushed50g cherry tomatoes, halved5g ginger, shredded15g spring onions50ml white wine5g coriander, chopped2g chillies, finely chopped15ml olive oil Method: Sweat the onions, garlic,...

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