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  • Food to share at Villa Bologna

    Food to share at Villa Bologna

    The cooking workshops organised over the past weeks by Faye Mallia and Marina Fabic were so well received so as to inspire these two women to create a new concept for their upcoming cooking workshops. This time round, Faye and Marina will focus...

  • Preserving nature and summer

    Preserving nature and summer

    A good jam or chutney requires good ingredients. When you are preserving or pickling, choose the fruit that looks good and that has a strong fragrance. If the fruit passes the look and smell test, then it will pass the taste test too. Do not be...

  • A bit beige

    A bit beige

    Pet’s Plates ArzellaGħar Qawqla Street, MarsalfornTel: 2155 4662 Food: 6/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 The fishing village of Marsalforn may be one of the most popular spots in Gozo, but it most certainly is not a favourite...

  • ‘Best chef can do is teach kids’

    ‘Best chef can do is teach kids’

    From working with celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi to cooking for 500 schoolchildren every day and writing her second cookbook, former Snoopy’s chef Nicole Pisani tells Simonne Pace her life in the UK has been turned upside down – for the...

  • Waffles for all

    Waffles for all

    In Belgium the best waffles are still the ones found on the streets made by vendors who, to this day, use the traditional ingredients, dating back to the 18th century, and the method of only serving freshly baked ones. The original waffle maker,...

  • Corinthia London wins top award

    The five-star Corinthia Hotel London has been named ‘Ultratravel Collection Hotel of the Year’ at the prestigious 2016 Ultra Awards held in London on May 23. This award is a recognition of the Corinthia flagship’s position among the world’s finest...

  • The thrill of the grill

    The thrill of the grill

    The Malta Barbecue and Grilling Association team is travelling to Estonia to compete at the Good Food Festival Grillfest. After having achieved two runner-up positions last year, this time around they are aiming for top plate, Ronald Cassar...

  • An open mind and an empty stomach

    An open mind and an empty stomach

    Ed Eats One LoveRue D’Argens,MsidaTel: 7701 9406 Food: 7/10Location: 6/10Service: 7/10Value: 9/10Overall: 7/10 The subject of multiculturalism is a minefield. Express an opinion and risk being hated by some labelled by others, and misunderstood by...

  • Czech castle unveils 'hidden' wines from 1890s

    Czech castle unveils 'hidden' wines from 1890s

    Wine experts enjoy a rare taste of fine wines from 125 years ago that were secretly stashed away in a Czech castle in 1945. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Cooking with Aquafaba

    Cooking with Aquafaba

    Aquafaba must be one of the most amazing culinary discoveries of all time and it is the name that refers to chickpea water. I must sing my praises to the humble chickpea, because I find it to be the most versatile ingredient. We use chickpeas in...

  • Ragusan reminiscing

    Ragusan reminiscing

    Pet’s Plates T’Annamari28, Xatt Is-Sajjieda,MarsaxlokkTel: 2744 6211 Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 T’Annamari offers a cheerful atmosphere with a very sunny interior, bang on the seafront at Marsaxlokk. Although I...

  • Recipe: Maltese Bread Pudding

    Most families have their own version of local bread pudding and some others just add whatever may be available in their store cupboards.  The Maltese bread pudding is dense and compact in texture and I share today Renato Briffas recipe from the...

  • Recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb

    For my Roast Leg of Lamb you will need: A leg of lamb 2 lemons, zest grated and lemons squeezed Olive Oil by Ondolovia, enough to coat the lamb sparingly 1 tub if plain yoghurt 4 Garlic cloves, whole A mix of fresh thyme and rosemary1/4 teaspoon...

  • Climate change and Maltese wine

    Climate change and Maltese wine

    New research from Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Harvard University has found that climate change has caused earlier grape harvests in France and other European countries over the last 30 years. Grapes in France are now being...

  • International Rickshaw chefs meet in Malta

    International Rickshaw chefs meet in Malta

    Rickshaw chefs from Budapest and Prague travelled to Malta to work with the Corinthia Palace Hotel Rickshaw team to develop signature dishes for inclusion on the restaurant chain’s cohesive, international menu. The popular oriental Rickshaw...

  • Delicata privilege card launched

    Delicata privilege card launched

    Delicata is introducing a privilege card aimed at those who wish to share in Delicata’s love for wine, food and hospitality. “We would like to see true wine enthusiasts sign up for all the right reasons,” said director Mario Delicata. “We want to...

  • Half Way Inn in Mellieħa hosts Michele Chiarlo wine event

    Half Way Inn in Mellieħa hosts Michele Chiarlo wine event

    Michele Chiarlo, owner of the eponymous winemaker from the Piedmont region in north-west Italy, spoke enthusiastically about the latest vintage – 2015, which was his 60th harvest in the business. Chiarlo was speaking at the Half Way Inn in...

  • For a (very) sweet tooth

    It’s May, the heat is slowly setting in and we are getting ready for summer. So it’s only right that for any oncoming occasions you may have planned, you’ve got that one fresh dessert nailed down and that everyone will love. From a simple tea time...

  • Tearing up the bubble wrap

    Tearing up the bubble wrap

    Ed eats Two BuoysSpinola RoadSt Julian’sTel: 2122 2221 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 There’s a difference between training and education. If I look back at the time I spent behind the bars of primary and secondary...

  • Starving themselves, cocktail in hand

    Starving themselves, cocktail in hand

    Skipping meals in order to save calories to consume more alcohol – a pattern of behaviour called drunkorexia – is becoming worryingly popular Pasta or pinot grigio? A healthy meal or a half pint? As the weekend arrives, these are the questions...

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