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  • 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,...

  • Benefits of green pruning

    Benefits of green pruning

    Over 130 of Delicata’s grape-growing farmers have attended three seminars, two in Malta and one in Gozo, organised by the winemaking company to teach best practices relating to green pruning. Over 100 farmers from Maltese vineyards and more than...

  • American wine consumption tops French

    Americans have overtaken the French as the world’s leading wine consumers by purchasing 29.1 million hectolitres of wine in 2013, a rise of 0.5 per cent on 2012, while French consumption fell nearly seven per cent to 28.1 million hectolitres,...

  • Pumpkin and parsnip soup

    Pumpkin and parsnip soup

    Ingredients1kg pumpkin500g parsnips2 medium onions6 cloves garlic1 litre milk2 litres chicken stock1 tsp mild curry powder2 tsps tomato paste1 knob butter2 tsps honey1 tsp apple cider1 apple to garnishPumpkin seeds to garnish Method Preheat the...

  • Rosemary lamb chops

    Rosemary lamb chops

    Ingredients1.2kg fresh cleaned lamb For the marinade20g rosemary, chopped10g crushed garlicpinch of rock saltcrushed peppercornsextra virgin olive oil5g French mustard For the dressing5g fresh mint100ml natural yoghurt20g fresh chopped cucumber...

  • Baked grouper with a crispy cheese crust and tomato and herb salad

    Baked grouper with a crispy cheese crust and tomato and herb salad

    IngredientsFor the grouper crust2 slices bread, crusts removedchopped parsley55g grated Parmesan15g butter, melted4x 175g grouper filletsFor the saladcherry tomato, halvedred onion, finely sliced2 garlic cloves, finely diced225g sundried tomatoes4...

  • Chinese gongbo chicken

    Chinese gongbo chicken

    Ingredients150g chicken breast25g cashew nuts25g peanuts25g onions25g carrots25g green pepper2 tsps chilliPinch of salt and sugar1 litre vegetable oil20g soaked cornflour Method Cut the chicken in small strips and chop the vegetables into small...

  • Garganelli Farouk

    Garganelli Farouk

    Serves 4 Ingredients400g garganelli pasta1 medium onion, finely chopped3 gloves garlic, finely chopped2 tbsps curry powder1 tsp paprika150g spinach leaf1 shot Pernod liqueur200g raw shrimps, peeled1 cup white winefresh basil, finely choppedfresh...

  • It’s not you, it’s me

    It’s not you, it’s me

    Ed eats Bianco’sSpinola BaySt Julian’sTel: 2138 3030 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The world is always divided into two. Beatles fans or Elvis fans. Liberal or conservative. Marmite lovers and Marmite haters. Those...

  • Mediterranean transfers

    Mediterranean transfers

    Some dishes translate very happily from one Mediterranean idiom to another and today’s recipes, inspired by travels in Spain and Portugal, work very well with ingredients available here like strawberries, oranges, polenta, shellfish and pork. In...

  • Perfecting your cakes

    Perfecting your cakes

    British cake designer Zoe Clark admits that her first attempts at cake design did not yield perfect results. However, this surely did not discourage her nor should it discourage any cake-decorating enthusiast, she tells Stephanie Fsadni. Every...

  • First Maltese chef gets ‘Disciple’ title

    First Maltese chef gets ‘Disciple’ title

    Joseph Vella of Mellieħa is the first Maltese chef to be bestowed with the title of Disciple of Auguste Escoffier in recognition of his contribution to the international culinary community. The honour was conferred to Mr Vella at a recent ceremony...

  • McDonald’s launches ‘100% Real’ campaign

    McDonald’s launches ‘100% Real’ campaign

    McDonald’s Malta has launched its ‘100% Real 2Q14’ campaign to share its commitment to high quality food ingredients with its customers. Information regarding the ingredients used in McDonald’s kitchens is available in restaurants as well as...

  • Tea idea for summer

    Tea idea for summer

    With a blend of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, the classic Yogi Tea Classic recipe is deeply entwined with ancient traditions and spiritual practices of the East. To experience a rich and warming cup of Yogi Tea Classic, pour freshly...

  • New Cisk campaign

    New Cisk campaign

    Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has launched its 2014 campaign for Cisk Lager, titled #cisktime, which showcases the different local consumption scenarios where Malta’s award-winning lager is present among friends and in a friendly and responsible way.

  • Cupcake contest

    Cupcake contest

    Food brand Stork recently organised a cupcake contest to mark World Baking Day. A shortlist of participants from the various entries received through the Kċina Facebook Group, were invited to a bake-off at the Institute of Tourism Studies, St...

  • New catering brand

    New catering brand

    A new catering brand, Lattughi, specialising in Italian menus, was launched last week. The brand operates a management team with over 45 years of experience in some of Europe’s leading restaurants and hotels. The company caters for public and...

  • Delicata gets more accolades

    After bagging two international awards for the 2013 vintage Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc DOK Malta at Vinitaly and the 2013 Medina Rosé Grenache IGT Maltese Islands in Bordeaux, Delicata wines have picked up three more awards at this year’s...

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