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  • Courgette and rosemary rice cake

    Serves six Ingredients325g Arborio rice5 tbs extra virgin oil350g courgettes2 small onions2 garlic gloves3 eggs beaten150g vegetarian orcheddar cheese, grated4 tbsp cream2 tbs chopped rosemary¼tsp freshly grated nutmeg Method Cook the rice in...

  • NZ lamb goes to pot in China

    At a sprawling plant run by New Zealand’s biggest meat processor, rows of lamb carcasses hang from meathooks on their way to a cutting room to be chopped, trimmed and shipped out in increasing quantities to China. But instead of the French racks,...

  • Snapshot memories

    Ed eats San AndreaPalazzo Castelletti62, St Paul StreetRabatTel 2145 2562 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Most childhood recollections work in little snapshots. If I think back to a particular time, I get a couple of...

  • Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

    The combination of home-baking and chocolate has to be a winner for Valentine’s Day, and I offer you my heart-shaped chocolate cake. The decoration is only a suggestion. You may prefer to cover the cake completely with melted chocolate which will...

  • Wine and dine this Valentine

    InterContinental Malta in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, is offering various dining and accommodation options to couples on Valentine’s Day. Dinner at the hotel’s Waterbiscuit restaurant promises to be romantic and indulgent. The menu features...

  • Macallan six-litre decanter sells for record €464,530

    A rare six-litre Imperiale version of the highly sought-after Macallan M – the world’s most sophisticated single malt whisky – sold for $628,000 (€464,530) at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. All net sale proceeds will be donated to a host of charities in...

  • WRMC – Malta Restaurants Awards 2014

    The second edition of the Wines and Restaurants of Malta.Com (WRMC) – Malta Restaurants Awards was recently held at the Portomaso Suite at the Hilton Malta, where over 260 representatives from 45 top local restaurants and hotels were treated to a...

  • The best of good food and tradition

    Fifteen months after opening, Fratelli La Bufala at Tigné Point, Sliema, was judged as one of the best family-oriented casual-dining restaurants in Malta at the WRMC – Malta Restaurants Awards 2014. Fratelli la Bufala in Malta, and around the...

  • 10 iconic dishes and where to eat them

    Food is a hot topic of debate and travel website virtualtourist.com has compiled its selection of 10 of the world’s most iconic dishes and the best places to find them. 1. Pastrami sandwich – New York City Neighbourhoods grow and change but some...

  • Say it with rosé this Valentine’s Day

    All around the world, wine drinkers are rediscovering the pleasures of rosé wine and starting to appreciate the subtleties of this most refreshing of wine styles. With Valentine Day just one week away, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the...

  • Chinese oyster beef

    Serves two Ingredients150g beef1 tsp cornflour1 egg30g green pepper50g carrots30g onions2g salt4g sugar20g oyster sauce10g soya sauce1 litre vegetable oil Method Cut the beef into small, thin pieces and mix with the cornflour and egg. Add salt,...

  • Stuffed aubergines with goat’s cheese

    Ingredients100g aubergines75g goat’s cheese (chevre)75g ricotta5g chives5g garlic20g mascarpone70g onions, sliced30ml red wine vinegar30g brown sugar20ml olive oil Method Slice the aubergines lengthwise one-centimetre thick, and grill on both sides.

  • Chicken peanut piccata

    Serves two Ingredients500g spinach, trimmed, cooked and drained100ml chicken stock2 chicken breasts, boned4 tbsp flour2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 eggs, beaten2 tsp butter4 tbsp shelled peanuts4 tbsps white wine3 tsp lemon juice2 baked...

  • Virus shuts Blumenthal eatery

    TV chef Heston Blumenthal has shut his gourmet London restaurant after it was hit by an outbreak of the same vomiting virus which forced him to close the Fat Duck five years ago. The ‘culinary alchemist’ apologised to customers at his exclusive...

  • Cajun crab cakes

    Serves two Ingredients20g garlic30g onions, finely dicedone egg, beaten20g bell peppers, finely diced20g chopped parsley10g table salt250g crab meat, chopped50g breadcrumbs20ml olive oil20g cayenne pepper Method In a small bowl, put together the...

  • Duo of rabbit confit and stuffed loin

    Serves four Ingredients2 whole rabbits50g carrots50g celery100g onions2 cloves garlic5g thyme2 egg whites50ml fresh cream100g Parma hamStock For the confit of vegetables4 shallots500g celeriac150g carrots Method Chop off the rabbits’ heads and cut...

  • The virtue of service

    Ed eats AgliolioRadisson Blu Resort Golden SandsGolden BayTel: 2356 1000 Food: 6/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 7.5/10 I whinge about service at restaurants more often than I let on in this column. I try to keep whining to a...

  • Affairs of the heart

    Hearts have been very much on my mind recently, but not, unfortunately, in a romantic sense. Ten days before Christmas I found myself in Mater Dei recovering from a sudden heart attack, and I have to say I could not have received better treatment...

  • Wining and dining on Air Malta

    Returning home from Paris this weekend on an Air Malta flight, I asked for some red wine to accompany my meal and was told there is a €4 charge – a new strategy since up to a few months ago wine was complimentary. There was only one wine...

  • Chinese become world’s top tipplers of ‘lucky’ red wine

    China has overtaken France and Italy to become the world’s number one consumer of red wine, although the US remains the world’s biggest tippler of all types of wines, the wine and spirits trade association Vinexpo said. China drank 1.865 billion...

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