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  • All things exotic down South

    All things exotic down South

    Pet’s Plates Nargile Triq tal-Gardiel, Marsascala.Tel: 2163 6734 Food: 7/10Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 When you’re craving a thousand flavours at once and can’t pin it down to one particular food, how do you go about...

  • Medasia Fusion Lounge unveils new menu

    Medasia Fusion Lounge unveils new menu

    East meets west in the most delicious – not to mention stylish – way possible at Medasia Fusion Lounge. Regulars have already been in on the secret that this place is permanently buzzing for more than one reason, whether it’s the colourful...

  • The way to the heart

    The way to the heart

    I think there is nothing more thoughtful than ap-preciating those around us by baking something delicious for them! After all, when we offer a sweet treat, people are more likely to reciprocate with sweetness. Moreover, nowadays Valentine’s, being...

  • Recipe: Carrot and Orange Jam

    You can make this jam with stevia and still achieve a thick consistency. I lightly pureed the mixture five minutes before removing it from the heat, but if processed sugar is omitted, it will need to be consumed within two weeks and kept in the...

  • Recipe: Gluten Free Carrot Oat and Coconut Bites

    Recipe: Gluten Free Carrot Oat and Coconut Bites

    Here is great picnic or lunch box addition or even a replacement for cereal bars. I use agave as a sweetener and chocolate drops that are dairy and sugar free. If you follow a gluten free diet, check the packaging of the baking powder and oats to...

  • Around your palate – wine’s vital spark

    Around your palate – wine’s vital spark

    In the appreciation of wine, it’s often difficult to convey the pleasure it gives us because we find it hard to analyse all the different sensations that make up the composite experience we call flavour. Perhaps it is worthwhile to explore how we...

  • Recipe: Baked Soya Bean Burgers

    Recipe: Baked Soya Bean Burgers

    I use dried soya beans for this recipe and the best way is to soak them overnight. You can always speed up the cooking process by adding a quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda once the water reaches boiling point. For the burgers you will...

  • Made with Love, at Caffe Cordina

    They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. At Caffe Cordina this often holds true to women as well. So, this week, as we are fast approaching the most romantic day of the year, the cafeteria has assembled an assortment of...

  • Recipe: Quick Broccoli Soup

    Recipe: Quick Broccoli Soup

    Broccoli are at their peak right now and with such an abundance the price has dropped. I am taking advantage by using them as much as possible and the addition of a fresh ġbejna makes this soup so satisfying that it can served as a main...

  • Recipe: Eggplant and Potato Bake with Burrata

    Recipe: Eggplant and Potato Bake with Burrata

    Eggplant is an ingredient that very few dislike and it is frequently used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. I remember when we had to salt eggplant slices to remove moisture and bitterness before cooking but the variety we find in...

  • Recipe: Socca

    Recipe: Socca

    These days I like to use gram flour (chick pea flour) as often as I can and I promise that if you make these savory flatbreads you will be hooked and make them again and again. I first came across them in Nice but I am told that in Italy they are...

  • Broccoli Soup

    Broccoli Soup

    Broccoli are at their peak right now as with such an abundance the price has dropped. I am taking advantage by using them as much as possible and the addition of a fresh ġbejna makes this soup so satisfying that it can served as a main course.You...

  • Flavours from Italy

    Flavours from Italy

    I love those places in Italy where you are never given a menu, because the meal invariably consists of antipasto, pasta, fish or meat, some contorni or vegetables, the local cheese and some seasonal fruit. The content of the meal will depend on...

  • The American way

    The American way

    Ed eats Fredy’s Diner111, San Bartolomew Street, QormiTel: 7713 1600 Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 I’ve come to terms with a terrible inability to remember people’s names. It is an affliction that’s been with me...

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate it to charities or farms as part of a national campaign against food waste. The senate approved the bill this week after a lower house vote last year. Big...

  • Savoury Flatbreads

    Savoury Flatbreads

    I have taken to using gram flour (chick pea flour) as often as I can and I promise that you will be hooked. I first came across them in Nice, but I am told that in Italy they are known as farinata. The trickIf you do not have a cast iron pan, you...

  • Recipe: Soya Bean Burgers

    I use dried soya beans for this recipe and the best way is to soak them overnight. You can always speed up the cooking process by adding a quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda once the water reaches boiling point. For the burgers you will...

  • Top chef Benoit Violier found shot dead aged 44

    Top chef Benoit Violier found shot dead aged 44

    Top chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, Swiss police have said. He was 44. A police statement said Violier was found dead in his...

  • Have you tried Burrata yet?

    Have you tried Burrata yet?

    Burrata is made up of a mix of fresh mozzarella and cream and originates in Puglia, Italy. A thin, but tough, mozzarella film encases the soft and creamy content and it is now flown to Malta directly from Puglia every day and can be found in most...

  • Wooed but not Wowed

    Wooed but not Wowed

    Caviar and BullSt George’s Bay,St Julian’s +356 9999 3301 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 Unless you happen to be the most unmaterialistic person in the world, we all desire a bit of luxury from time to time, a desire...

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