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Food & Drink

  • Grilled fish

    IngredientsFishFish marinateOlive oilLemon juiceSeasoning Method Choose any type of fish you like. Trim the fins using kitchen scissors, and scale using a fish scaler or the back of a knife, working from the tail towards the head. Cut at an angle...

  • Duck al orange bundles

    Makes 10 Ingredients200g duck leg5 sheets of spring roll pastry10g orange marmaladeFor the vegetable tagliatelle30g onions30g carrots30g zucchiniFor the orange marmalade50g oranges, thinly sliced15g sugar1cm of cinnamon stick1 star...

  • Gotta go to Gozo for the Gozitan carnival

    Gozo prepares for carnival time as many visitors cross over to the sister island. To cater for increased demand and offer extended convenience, shops at Arkadia Commercial Centre will be opening until 10pm on Friday, February 28 and Saturday,...

  • Chinese garlic chicken

    Serves two Ingredients150g chicken breast1 tsp cornflourOne egg30g green pepper50g carrots3g garlic2g salt4g sugar1 litre vegatable oil1 tsp sesame oil Method Chop the chicken breast into small, thin pieces. Put these in a bowl and mix with the...

  • Maccheroni al torchio con fungi e pollo

    250g maccheroni al torchio120g chicken breast, cut into strips40g mushrooms50ml brandy10ml oil 100ml fresh cream50g onions10g garlic10g parsley50g grana cheese 5g salt Method Finely chop the onions and garlic. Sweat the onions with some oil in a...

  • Lamb cutlets with minted pesto

    IngredientsLamb cutletsWhite wineSalt and pepperFor the pestoIngredientsFresh mint leavesBlack basil leavesRucola leaves1 clove garlicPinch of sea salt50g pine nuts, toastedOlive oilGrated Parmesan or Pecorino Method Marinate the lamb cutlets for...

  • Heartfelt hospitality in Gozo

    Ed eats Oleander10, Xagħra Square,Xagħra Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Winter has really acted up this year. It doesn’t quite know whether it wants to hang around a little while more or just head back home and try...

  • Bountiful beans

    I have a lovely book which I bought in the US years ago called Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook by Lorenza de’ Medici, subtitled Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Italy. It’s a beautiful book, published for the American market, full of wonderful...

  • Get cooking on new cruise ship

    A cookery club run by top chefs will be a feature on a 141,000-tonne new British cruise liner which will start voyages next year. TV chef James Martin will join pâtissier Eric Lanlard to operate the cookery classes aboard the P&O Cruises...

  • Westin Dragonara Resort enhances its accolade list

    The Westin Dragonara Resort has enhanced its accolade of awards when it was presented with the Win with Talent Award at Starwood’s 2014 EAME Roundtable Events in Frankfurt. The award, based on employee engagement, leadership, collaboration and...

  • A diner’s view to the regions of Italy

    Grill 3301 at the Corinthia San Ġorġ recently hosted the first of a series of wine-pairing events this year, featuring Italian regional wine and cuisine, with a focus on Piedmont. These five-course gastronomic events are proving to be popular with...

  • Blind Barbera

    I am not a great fan of total blind tastings but I do encourage partial blind tastings when there is a clear goal to be achieved. I recently organised one such event for a number of wine lovers to find out which out of four Barbera D’Alba wines,...

  • Italian wine sales up in the US

    Americans are drinking more Italian wines than Italians themselves, owing to the popularity of sparkling wines from the southern European country and millennials. Italian varieties are the top imported wine in the US, which is the world’s largest...

  • 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...

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