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  • Waitrose voted best for own-brand items

    Waitrose, the high-end food brand exclusively available in Malta at Arkadia Foodstores FoodExpress, has been voted as the best for own-brand items in the UK, according to a survey compiled by Which? Nearly one in two products researchers tested...

  • Sunblock for wine grapes

    Sunblock for wine grapes

    While in Malta and the rest of the northern hemisphere vines are winter dormant, some antipodean vignerons are busy slapping on sunblock on their ripening grape crop as the summer heat flares up. While a certain amount of warmth and sunshine is...

  • Delicata’s 2015 vintage wines accredited

    Only after its wines have successfully passed an autonomous assessment is a winery in Malta allowed to market its new vintage wines labelled as Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata (DOK). Recently, Delicata’s white, rosé and red wines of the...

  • Finest quality biscuits

    Finest quality biscuits

    Devon has been established since 1982 and today offers an extensive range of chocolate-coated biscuits, cream filled biscuits, semi-sweet biscuits, cookies and crackers. In 2005, Devon added the Healthline range, which offers sugar-free products...

  • Official water for Malta’s largest athletic event

    Official water for Malta’s largest athletic event

    The Vodafone Malta Marathon will this year be taking place on Sunday, February 28 and San Michel is once again confirmed as the official water for Malta’s largest and most popular athletic activity. A growing number of Maltese and foreign runners...

  • Moist Tangerine & Almond Cake

    Moist Tangerine & Almond Cake

    You will not find an easier cake to prepare. The texture is moist and dense and it will keep for a week in an air tight container and up to 3 weeks if kept in the fridge. I have also made this cake by beating the egg whites separately but it does...

  • Winter warmers for Candlemas

    Winter warmers for Candlemas

    There are no special foods related to Candlemas, in Maltese known as Il-Gandlora, which falls on February 2. Once any sun has disappeared, it always seems to me to be the heart of winter, irrespective of where L’Ors tal Gandlora dips his paw...

  • The fragrant realm

    The fragrant realm

    Ed eats Chang ThaiTriq it-TuristiBuġibba+356 9945 0609 Food: 7/10Location: 8/10Service: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Just a fortnight ago I was ranting about my desire to expand my culinary experiences. I vaguely recall citing boredom with the...

  • Still going strong

    Still going strong

    Pet's Plates RickshawCorinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, De Paule Avenue, Attard.+356 2144 0301 Food: 8/10Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 As a general dining out rule for Malta, I would not approach a local hotel restaurant and...

  • In the kitchen with chef Seby Sorbello

    In the kitchen with chef Seby Sorbello

    I had the pleasure of welcoming renowned Sicilian chef Seby Sorbello just before Christmas and what a treat it was. These are four of the recipes he created during his recent trip to Malta; more will be available on www.timesofmalta.com. Seby...

  • New vintage beginnings

    New vintage beginnings

    Like the art of origami, winter pruning in the vineyard is a long, laborious practice: each snip of the secateurs as deliberate and precise as a paper fold, each cut as dedicated as the next to the creation of an amazing three-dimensional...

  • When buying olive oil, knowledge is power

    When buying olive oil, knowledge is power

    It's an old story -- you've heard it before, and not just from me -- but it's coming around again. Predictably, just as U.S. specialty markets begin to trumpet the arrival of fresh new-harvest, extra virgin olive oil comes the warning that it...

  • Waitrose voted best for own-brand items

    Waitrose voted best for own-brand items

    Waitrose, the high-end food brand exclusively available in Malta at Arkadia Foodstores and FoodExpress, has been voted as the best for own-brand items in the UK, according to a survey compiled by consumer champion, Which?. Nearly one in two...

  • A New Year’s Resolution – Sunday lunch at home

    A New Year’s Resolution – Sunday lunch at home

    It’s never too late to make a New Year’s resolution, especially if it were to be the source of much joy and celebration, warmth and fellowship. At the end of last year, on this same newspaper Kristina Chetcuti wrote a heartfelt plea for us to...

  • When a place tries too hard

    When a place tries too hard

    Ed Eats Naar RestobarMain Street, Balluta Bay,St Julians +356 2137 3412 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The year ended and another one started in a flurry of reflections and resolutions. I’m never one to update my...

  • M&S café in Valletta refurbished

    M&S café in Valletta refurbished

    Marks & Spencer has unveiled its completely transformed 120-square metre café at its flagship store in Valletta. Designed to delight customers with its new hospitality experience, the modernised 80-seater café is lighter and brighter with a...

  • Limited edition

    Limited edition

    Absolut has launched its latest limited edition bottles, Absolut Electrik. The metallic range – available in blue and silver – evokes a feeling of energy capable of turning any night Electrik. The two colours represent Absolut’s signature cobalt...

  • Portugal wines in Malta

    Portugal wines in Malta

    Symington Family’s envoy, Emiliano di Renzo, visited Malta to showcase Portugal’s ports and DOC wines from the famed Douro Valley during two events that included a tasting at Farsonsdirect’s The Wine Shop in Mrieħel and a dinner at Radisson Blu...

  • Wine collector loses appeal

    A US appeals court rejected the appeal of a prominent wine dealer who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling millions of dollars of rare and expensive counterfeit wine. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the 2013...

  • Festive Leftovers

    Festive Leftovers

    We all find ourselves with lots of leftovers after celebrations are over and these recipes are as good as the original meals. When we were young, leftovers were always used up by our clever and frugal grandmothers until they were all consumed. The...

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