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  • 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...

  • Ravioli filled with rabbit meat, liver and herbs

    Ravioli filled with rabbit meat, liver and herbs

    IngredientsFor the dough500g plain flour5 whole eggs50ml oilsalt For the filling1.5kg rabbit liver500g rabbit meat150ml port500g finely chopped onions100ml oil For the sauce4 cloves garlic, minced10 tomatoes, chopped50ml olive oil250g celery,...

  • The clue should be in the name

    The clue should be in the name

    Ed eats Gastro BarTigné PointSliemaTel: 2060 3335 Food: 6/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 So there’s this word that sends shivers down my spine when applied to restaurants. The word puts fear inside me – it fills me with...

  • Euro-rice brothers

    Euro-rice brothers

    With the elections to the European Parliament held yesterday, it seems appropriate to talk about European rice. It has certainly travelled a long way from its origins in Asia, first to Europe and then on to America. The Romans were familiar with...

  • Cooking made easy

    Cooking made easy

    Pea and cauliflower frittata Serves 4 Ingredients1 cauliflower, broken into small florets100g frozen peas6 eggsbunch salad onions, thinly sliced1 tsp toasted cumin seeds, lightly crushed25g white breadcrumbsolive oil spray50g Greek light salad...

  • A baker’s perfect toolbox

    A baker’s perfect toolbox

    The new Cake Boss range provides retailers with a one-stop shop for cake decorating and baking products suitable for both novice and distinguished bakers alike. Its extensive range of products has been designed by Buddy Valastro, also known as...

  • Lovage to hold summer party

    Lovage to hold summer party

    Lovage Bistro in Qawra will be holding its annual summer party on June 13. The restaurant has collaborated with classical guitarist Tony Pace and the Christine X Art Gallery to provide an evening of sophisticated entertainment. Guests will enjoy...

  • Tesco to remove sweets at checkouts

    Tesco to remove sweets at checkouts

    Tesco is to remove sweets and chocolate from checkouts across the full range of its stores by the end of the year in what it claims is an industry first. The move follows research by the supermarket giant that found nearly two-thirds (65 per cent)...

  • Atkins Advantage bars

    Atkins Advantage bars

    Atkins Advantage bars, available locally in four flavours, provide a nutritious, guilt-free pick-me-up that works with all four phases of the Atkins Diet. Advantage bars boast a high level of protein, fibre and good fats, only one gram of sugar...

  • Going back to tradition

    Going back to tradition

    Masi Agricola export manager Carina Kurttila recently gave a presentation on leading Amarone producer Masi, taking guests through six wines out of a portfolio of 35 labels. The event was held at Attard & Co. Canter Business Centre in Marsa. The...

  • Natural way of winemaking

    The house of Pascal Jolivet from France’s Loire valley is renowned for its quality wines. Since being set up 1982, Pascal Jolivet has acquired prominent plots within the Sancerre and Pouilly Fume sub-zones, enabling winemarker Valentina Buoso to...

  • Forget the bonds: red wine is an absolute winner

    Forget government bonds, fine art and stamps; red wine outperformed them all over the 20th century. At least, that is what research by a team of academics from the University of Cambridge, HEC Paris and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee,...

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