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  • Norwegian master of wine visits Delicata

    Norwegian master of wine visits Delicata

    Norwegian Master of Wine Mai Tjemsland visited Delicata’s state-of-the-art winery in Marsa recently. She was in Malta to write an article on local wines. Tjemsland, who resides in Trapani, Sicily, has a weekly column in Norway’s largest newspaper...

  • California legalises ‘sip and spit’ for students

    College students under the age of 21 in California will soon be allowed to drink alcohol in class, as long as they are enrolled in a beer brewing or winemaking programme and they refrain from swallowing, underlegislation signed recently by the...

  • Pan-fried sea bass fillet served with risotto and mussel velouté

    Pan-fried sea bass fillet served with risotto and mussel velouté

    Serves 4 Ingredients175g x 8 fillets of sea bassFor the fish risotto150g risotto900ml fish stock25g spring onion10g butter10g garlicFresh basil and mintFish bones (not oily)Medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced; fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly...

  • Douglas and Keaton get a second chance at love

    Douglas and Keaton get a second chance at love

    Michael Douglas is more accustomed to playing dashing leading men and corporate types, so he took a deep breath when offered the role of an ornery widower with a second chance for love in the romantic comedy And So It Goes. The film reunites the...

  • Fargo miniseries gets second season

    Fargo, the Emmy-nominated television miniseries inspired by the Coen brothers’ cult film, has been renewed for a second season that will feature a new storyline and characters, cable network FX said. The inaugural 10-episode series filmed in...

  • Honour for Billy Joel

    The Library of Congress is honouring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said that the singer-songwriter, whose hits include Piano Man and Uptown Girl, will receive the prize in Washington in...

  • Toy deal for Pudsey

    Toy deal for Pudsey

    Pudsey the dog has put his pawprint to a licensing deal which will see him turned into a cuddly toy. The four-legged star, who won Britain's Got Talent with owner Ashleigh Butler two years ago, will also feature on greetings cards and gifts under...

  • Cappuccino of pea with pancetta foie gras

    Cappuccino of pea with pancetta foie gras

    Serves 4 Ingredients10g butter1 small onion50g chopped pancetta1 garlic clove, chopped8 green asparagus600ml light vegetable stock10g chopped mint75g preserved foie gras200g peas4 tbsp milk Method Heat a little butter in a large pan. Add the...

  • Is your chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

    Is your chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

    An upstart US food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy. A year after first launching its fermentation method...

  • Vitamin D linked to schizophrenia

    Vitamin D linked to schizophrenia

    People who suffer from vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to new research. Scientists who examined 19 studies involving more than 2,000 adults...

  • Disingenuous loyalties

    Disingenuous loyalties

    TheatreKing LearPjazza Teatru Rjal Misplaced trust is terrible to experience. It undoes you completely, both because of the consequences it may have on the outcome of your ventures ­– economic, political and emotional – and because it undoes the...

  • Winds of Change

    Winds of Change

    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry...

  • Strong echoes

    Strong echoes

    Earth to Echo (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 89 minutesDirected by: Dave GreenStarring: Teo Halm, Brian Bradley, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Cassius Willis, Sonya Leslie, Kerry O’Malley, Virginia Louise Smith, Peter...

  • Traditional ice cream

    Traditional ice cream

    Ingredients1 tin evaporated milk300ml water (nowadays we use fresh cream, if doing so use 120ml water, 200ml cream)120g candied peel, chopped90g sugar (can be substituted by artificial sweetener)60g roasted almonds20g gelatine1 cinnamon stickFew...

  • Cute animation magic

    Cute animation magic

    The House of Magic (2013)Certified: UDuration: 85 minutesDirected by: Jeremy Degruson, Ben StassenVoices of: Murray Blue, Emily Blunt, Edward Asner, Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Shanelle Gray, Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman, William ShatnerKRS...

  • On board

    On board

    What constitutes a commercial yacht? A yacht qualifies as a commercial yacht when it is more than 15 metres in length, not more than 3,000 gross tonnes in weight, and does not carry cargo or passengers exceeding 12 in number. Moreover, a...

  • Supporting life sciences

    Supporting life sciences

    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, announced that 15 more certified life sciences stations are going live this year, primarily in the Americas and EMEA regions. Adding to the existing Thermonet...

  • A corsair of action

    A corsair of action

    Malta’s strategic location, right in the middle of the watery periphery of two large continents, has often played a significant role during various periods in history. Among these, we find that our islands’ ideal bearings served as a formidable...

  • A charitable effort

    A charitable effort

    Given the huge logistical implications in transporting 45 cyclists, bicycles and other equipment needed for a 10-day cycling challenge across eastern Europe, only a fully-fledged logistics partner such as Express Trailers could come in and...

  • Attrans adds more trucks

    Attrans adds more trucks

    Established in 1976 by Philip Attard, Attrans Limited is today a leading transport company on the island. Now in its second generation and led by Philip Attard Jnr., Attrans prides itself in offering a wide range of services to various...

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