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  • Peppered salmon with a whisky cream sauce

    Ingredients1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed200g salmon steak1 tsp Dijon mustardFresh ground sea salt15g butter1 tbsp whisky150ml double cream1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped Method Smear the salmon steak with the mustard and then press the crushed...

  • Beating childhood obesity

    Recent research has claimed that Maltese 10- and 11-year-olds are the second fattest on earth and that more than 34 per cent of local children are classified as overweight or obese. The World Health Organisation says that being overweight is so...

  • Millions ‘wasted’ on flu drug

    Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche’s flu medicine Tamiflu said yesterday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt. The row has drawn in the drugmaker...

  • An ode to Hillsborough 96

    The names of all 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough will be sung as part of a new symphony commemorating the disaster by avant-garde composer Michael Nyman. The work will be performed in Liverpool’s Church of England cathedral by the...

  • British PM recites poem for WWI centenary album

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron could make his chart debut, after recording a track for a new album – on which he will feature alongside EastEnders star Danny Dyer. The PM has recited Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier for the official World War I...

  • Abba fetes 40 years since Waterloo hit

    Within strolling distance of the rail station bearing the name of their first international hit, Swedish band Abba celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at London’s Tate Modern museum to mark their groundbreaking song...

  • Stars reunite for Nigeria film

    Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton brought together Hollywood and Nollywood for their premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun. The film, in which they play a couple, is adapted from the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, set in Nigeria during the...

  • Risotto with porcini mushrooms and truffle cream

    Ingredients100g risotto100g porcini mushrooms500g butter10g garlic2g olive oil5g basil30g shallot50ml white wine5g truffle paste200ml fresh cream100 ml chicken stock5g basil5g parsley5g chives Method Slice the onions and garlic thinly and cut the...

  • Motet on Gregorian themes

    ConcertSchola Cantorum Jubilate;Marvic Monreal, mezzo-soprano; Albert Buttigieg, bass;Simone Vebber, organ; Britt Arend, harp;Members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Chris MuscatRobert Samut Hall The music of Maurice Duruflé rarely makes...

  • Courting controversy

    Staġun Teatru Malti is known for courting controversy in Maltese drama. Their production of Jien inħobb, inti tħobb earlier this year broke all records for Maltese plays at the Manoel Theatre. This week, they are presenting their most challenging...

  • Peeved, wronged Malvolio unfolds in splendid form

    TheatreI, MalvolioSt James Cavalier Far from yellow stockings, pompous strutting and promises of love mixed with delusions of grandeur, Illyrian Steward Malvolio found himself centre stage on his own soap box at St James Cavalier last week. Solo...

  • Mad Men enters final season

    The dresses are shorter, the women are bolder and the weather is sunnier, but Don Draper has never been more at odds with the changing world around him, as AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men enters its final season. In Sunday’s seventh season...

  • An urban fantasy

    A New York Winter’s Tale (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 118 minutesDirected by: Akiva GoldsmanStarring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Mckayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith, William Hurt, Ripley...

  • It’s Muppet time again

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)Certified: UDuration: 113 minutesDirected by: James BobinStarring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina FeyVoices of: Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobsen, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt VogelKRS release The end of...

  • Captain America 3 out in May 2016

    After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel’s Captain America series will return for a third instalment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co. said. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First...

  • Art hoarder to cooperate on Nazi trove

    Germany reached an agreement with an elderly recluse on the future of an art trove confiscated by authorities, part of which is suspected of being stolen or extorted by the Nazis. The federal government and Bavaria state said Cornelius Gurlitt,...

  • Roasted rack of lamb with an aromatic crust and mustard

    Serves four Ingredients1tbsp vegetable oil2 racks of lamb125g fresh white breadcrumbs40g butter, melted3 tbsps chopped mixed fresh herbs (chives, basil, thyme, parsley)2 tbsps Dijon mustard Method Preheat oven to 220˚C, Gas 7. Heat oil in a...

  • Debenhams launching Faith collection on Saturday

    British high street favourite Faith will be launching at Debenhams this Saturday with the latest spring/summer footwear and accessory collections. Through its up-to-the-minute collections of shoes and bags, the brand channels a love for fashion...

  • Country music stars honoured

    Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre’s biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their...

  • Chinese fried dumplings

    Ingredients25g minced beef25g minced pork10g cabbage10g carrots5g onionsPinch of saltPinch of sugar1 tsp soy sauce4 pieces dumpling pastry1 litre vegetable oil Method Finely chop the cabbage, carrots and onions and mix with the minced beef and...

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