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  • Brussels Chocolate Festival melts hearts of 30,000 visitors

    The first-ever Brussels Chocolate Festival drew around 30,000 visitors last weekend. More than 90 chocolate labels displayed the latest tendencies of the chocolate industry over 4,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Salon du...

  • Big nutrition for small tummies

    Cerelac is a highly nutritious, easily digested instant cereal, containing milk powder that offers the ideal complement to babies’ diets at weaning and beyond. Based on wholesome grains and fortified with key vitamins and minerals, Cerelac is an...

  • Delicata grape growers attend pruning seminar

    Over 150 of Delicata’s grape growers have recently attended three seminars held in the company’s wine cellars and in Gozo to learn more about winter pruning methods and vineyard sanitation techniques, all of which fall under Delicata’s ongoing...

  • Spicy veal involtini with grilled artichokes, mozzarella di bufala and sundried tomatoes

    Serves two For the involtini Ingredients100g veal, thinly sliced10g fresh basil leaves10g table salt10g pepper30g mozzarella di bufala, quartered10ml olive oil40g pre-cooked artichokes, quartered30g sundried tomatoes, roughly cut Method Put a...

  • Carpaccio of beef Mediterranean

    Serves four Ingredients400g fillet of beef10g sage15g rosemary15g thyme10g rock salt10g crusted peppercorns10g aragula leaves5g oven diced tomatoes2 chopped basil leaves2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 crostini1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Method Mix...

  • Pizza ingredient to fight norovirus

    A pizza ingredient may help ward off the notorious winter vomiting bug, research has shown. Carvacrol is a plant compound in oregano oil which gives the traditional pizza herb its distinctive aroma and flavour. Scientists found that it is...

  • Red shrimps in kadaif and a butter and white wine emulation

    Ingredients16 big red shrimps400g kadaif (bird’s nest) pastry400g of butter1 glass of white wine1 crushed garlic cloveFresh oregano Method Peel the shrimps and put the heads aside. The latter will be used later on. Separate the 400g of kadaif...

  • Bread pudding

    Ingredients500g stale bread600ml milk200g sugar100g margarine3 eggsGrated rind of half a lemonGrated rind of half an orange40g drinking chocolate powder40g cocoa powder100g sultanas100g currantsMixed spiceFreshly grated nutmegCinnamonVanilla...

  • Courgette and rosemary rice cake

    Serves six Ingredients325g Arborio rice5 tbs extra virgin oil350g courgettes2 small onions2 garlic gloves3 eggs beaten150g vegetarian orcheddar cheese, grated4 tbsp cream2 tbs chopped rosemary¼tsp freshly grated nutmeg Method Cook the rice in...

  • NZ lamb goes to pot in China

    At a sprawling plant run by New Zealand’s biggest meat processor, rows of lamb carcasses hang from meathooks on their way to a cutting room to be chopped, trimmed and shipped out in increasing quantities to China. But instead of the French racks,...

  • Snapshot memories

    Ed eats San AndreaPalazzo Castelletti62, St Paul StreetRabatTel 2145 2562 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Most childhood recollections work in little snapshots. If I think back to a particular time, I get a couple of...

  • Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

    The combination of home-baking and chocolate has to be a winner for Valentine’s Day, and I offer you my heart-shaped chocolate cake. The decoration is only a suggestion. You may prefer to cover the cake completely with melted chocolate which will...

  • Wine and dine this Valentine

    InterContinental Malta in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, is offering various dining and accommodation options to couples on Valentine’s Day. Dinner at the hotel’s Waterbiscuit restaurant promises to be romantic and indulgent. The menu features...

  • Macallan six-litre decanter sells for record €464,530

    A rare six-litre Imperiale version of the highly sought-after Macallan M – the world’s most sophisticated single malt whisky – sold for $628,000 (€464,530) at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. All net sale proceeds will be donated to a host of charities in...

  • WRMC – Malta Restaurants Awards 2014

    The second edition of the Wines and Restaurants of Malta.Com (WRMC) – Malta Restaurants Awards was recently held at the Portomaso Suite at the Hilton Malta, where over 260 representatives from 45 top local restaurants and hotels were treated to a...

  • The best of good food and tradition

    Fifteen months after opening, Fratelli La Bufala at Tigné Point, Sliema, was judged as one of the best family-oriented casual-dining restaurants in Malta at the WRMC – Malta Restaurants Awards 2014. Fratelli la Bufala in Malta, and around the...

  • 10 iconic dishes and where to eat them

    Food is a hot topic of debate and travel website virtualtourist.com has compiled its selection of 10 of the world’s most iconic dishes and the best places to find them. 1. Pastrami sandwich – New York City Neighbourhoods grow and change but some...

  • Say it with rosé this Valentine’s Day

    All around the world, wine drinkers are rediscovering the pleasures of rosé wine and starting to appreciate the subtleties of this most refreshing of wine styles. With Valentine Day just one week away, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the...

  • Chinese oyster beef

    Serves two Ingredients150g beef1 tsp cornflour1 egg30g green pepper50g carrots30g onions2g salt4g sugar20g oyster sauce10g soya sauce1 litre vegetable oil Method Cut the beef into small, thin pieces and mix with the cornflour and egg. Add salt,...

  • Stuffed aubergines with goat’s cheese

    Ingredients100g aubergines75g goat’s cheese (chevre)75g ricotta5g chives5g garlic20g mascarpone70g onions, sliced30ml red wine vinegar30g brown sugar20ml olive oil Method Slice the aubergines lengthwise one-centimetre thick, and grill on both sides.

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