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  • Food worth travelling for

    Food worth travelling for

    Aziamendi 100Civil Service Sports Club113, Archbishop StreetValletta Tel 9990 0100 As soon as the mention of a Michelin-starred restaurant made it to the newspaper, I was all fired up. The story, however, sounded odd. A man was incredibly lucky to...

  • A summer delight

    A summer delight

    Merkanti Beach Club and Bistro at Hilton Malta in St Julian’s offers delicious food complemented by stunning views. Whether one just wants to soak up the sun on the open-air terrace over a light lunch or enjoy the sea breeze over dinner or a...

  • New packaging, same taste but more healthy

    New packaging, same taste but more healthy

    SMA Progress Kids has changed its packaging – from a pink tin to a dark green one, but has kept its great vanilla taste together with all the nutrients: zinc, iron and the 22 essential vitamins and minerals. It has also improved its formula and...

  • Fruity treat for children

    Fruity treat for children

    The Plasmon range of products Sapori di Natura is popular for its authentic colour, taste and convenient packaging. It is produced using advanced aseptic technology which uses five times less heat than the standard technology, causing less heat...

  • A pressing engagement

    A pressing engagement

    On Tuesday morning, at 6am, the very first grapes from this year’s harvest started to arrive at the Delicata winery. As Delicata growers lined up to have their grapes weighed and appraised, each batch was checked for its overall quality, yield...

  • Chile overtakes Oz in wine exports

    Chile became the fourth largest exporter of wine worldwide in 2013 after their wine industry relegated Australia to fifth position (but still behind France, Italy and Spain) according to a ranking prepared by the International Organisation of Vine...

  • Salmon gravlax

    Salmon gravlax

    Ingredients2 x 1kg centre cut pieces salmon, skin on, pin bones removed400g coarse sea salt250g coarse grain sugar1 tbsp dill seeds6 bay leaves10 cloves4 tbsps honey2 small beetroots, peeled and grated 1 tbsp cracked black pepper2 oranges, zest...

  • Curry coconut soup

    Curry coconut soup

    Serves 2 Ingredients50g butter1 onion, chopped1 garlic clove, chopped25g ginger, chopped2 tbsps curry300g sweetcorn1 litre vegetable stockFor garnish:2 tbsps Greek yoghurt350ml coconut milk1 tbsp corianderRed chilli, chopped5g black sesame seeds,...

  • The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast

    The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast

    Marsovin will be holding The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast at their Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk on Thursday, August 14, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the start of the grape harvest for vintage...

  • Grilled vegetable salad

    Grilled vegetable salad

    IngredientsMarrowsEggplantColoured peppersCorn on the cobTomatoesOnions Method Cut the eggplant and marrows into slices (not too thin) and sprinkle some salt on top. Clean and cut the coloured peppers into eight pieces and the tomatoes in...

  • Stuffed mushrooms

    Stuffed mushrooms

    Ingredients4 large cultivated mushrooms4 tbsps ricotta cheese50g porcini mushrooms½ onion1 garlic cloveSome chives2 tbsps Parmesan, grated1 egg50g smoked Applewood cheese3 marinated Kalamata olivesFried celery leaves Method Remove the stem from...

  • Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    The Delicata Classic Wine Festival, Malta’s greatest wine event is back for its 13th year. The festival is being held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm until midnight.Entrance is free but...

  • Stuffed chicken breast

    Stuffed chicken breast

    Ingredients2 fresh chicken breast opened butterfly style1 piece Maltese sausage200g Brie1 large tomato50g walnuts2 tbsps honey2 tbsps mustard1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce2 cups chicken stockFresh pepper Method Stuff the chicken breast with Maltese...

  • Gone fishin’

    Gone fishin’

    When I was a little girl on holiday with my family, my father liked to go fishing, so he would hire a rowing boat and we would go out into Swanage Bay in Dorset. There we would sit, bored stiff, while he caught, if he was lucky, about one fish...

  • A matter of time

    A matter of time

    Ed eats Xpresso cafePalazzo de PiroMisraħ il-KunsillMdinaTel 2010 0560 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 Once in a while, I desperately try to like a restaurant. This happens very rarely. I normally visit with as open a...

  • Song names and lyrics on Coke labels

    Song names and lyrics on Coke labels

    Last year, Coca-Cola replaced its iconic logo, created in 1885, to brand its bottles with personalised names and nicknames. Now it has gone one step further, and is having song names and lyrics on its labels. Coca-Cola and Coke Zero labels have 37...

  • New brewery in town

    New brewery in town

    Lord Chambray, an artisanal brewery based in the Gozitano Agricultural Village in Xewkija, was inaugurated last week. Three beers have been launched: Blue Lagoon, a Blanche beer; Golden Bay, an American craft-style beer; and San Blas, a deep amber...

  • Festival feasting

    Festival feasting

    It is not just the wine drinkers who will be happy at this year’s Delicata Classic Wine Festival which starts in six days’ time: food lovers will also have a lot to be cheerful about. Whereas the 20 different wines made from a wide range of...

  • Two white bait dishes

    Two white bait dishes

    Ingredients For the fritters70g self-raising flour1 whole egg250g white bait½ finely chopped capsicumsalt/pepper For the fine salad1 green apple, finely shreddedRucola salad or mixed salad½ large red onion, finely sliced½ tbsp lemon juice½ tbsp...

  • Farmer tours EU in chicken suit

    Farmer tours EU in chicken suit

    A farmer is about to tour Europe in a chicken costume to call for clearer labelling on poultry meat. Tamsin French, 23, will visit 21 EU countries dressed as a chicken named Rosa. Tamsin, whose family run a poultry farm in Devon, wants clear...

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