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  • Baking with puff pastry

    Baking with puff pastry

    Asparagus Tart Ingredients1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed2 cups shredded cheese 1 pound asparagus1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp fresh thyme leavesSalt and pepper to taste Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out puff...

  • A little patch of Japanese culture

    A little patch of Japanese culture

    The Japanese embassyTokyo Fried House29, Ball Street,PacevilleTel: 2711 0760 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 As dour and unpleasant as I am, people seem to want to speak to me. By people I mean relative strangers,...

  • Record delivery for Pizza Hut

    Record delivery for Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut Malta was recently entrusted by Endorphina Inc. with the task of delivering almost 600 pizzas to various locations around Malta. In fact, this was the single largest delivery order in 25 years of operation in Malta. The order was to...

  • Crunch time

    Crunch time

    CrustSt Julian’sTel: 2138 0976 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The music is a tad too loud but there and then, right at the start of things, this is really my only complaint. I cup my exceptional cappuccino, sinking...

  • Corinthia chefs scoop 13 medals at top industry event in London

    Corinthia chefs scoop 13 medals at top industry event in London

    Hotelympia, the UKs most prestigious hospitality and foodservice event, bestowed a clutch of medals on the kitchen brigade from Corinthia Palace Hotel, the only Maltese team to take part in the competition. The four-day event includes a...

  • Food chain video on good gestures

    Food chain video on good gestures

    Sometimes a simple gesture can be a reminder of how great it feels to do good. And to prove it, on Good Samaritan Day, the Burger King brand set the stage with a deceivingly distressed car on the side of the road documenting real responses in a...

  • If Maltese wines were athletes...

    If Maltese wines were athletes...

    If Maltese and Gozitan wines were athletes they would be heroes. Imagine the victorious welcome they would get if they were medallists returning home after having stood next to some of the greatest players from the world’s biggest sporting...

  • Baker keeping recipe for Harry and Meghan's wedding cake under wraps

    Baker keeping recipe for Harry and Meghan's wedding cake under wraps

    Royal wedding cake baker Claire Ptak is keeping her recipe for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day under wraps for now. Ms Ptak, who has been labelled London's hippest baker, is known for making indulgent organic bakes decorated with delicate...

  • Burger beats jambon-beurre as France's top sandwich

    Burger beats jambon-beurre as France's top sandwich

    The French may be fiercely proud of their gastronomy, but for the first time last year they ate more US-style burgers than the iconic jambon-beurre sandwich of baguette with ham, a study showed. Some 1.46 billion hamburgers were eaten in France...

  • A night to ponder

    A night to ponder

    Townhouse No 33-4 Republic StreetRabatTel 7900 4123 Food: 6/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 There’s a pleasure to be had in being spoiled. Even the grumpiest of us will, perhaps begrudgingly, acknowledge that it feels good to...

  • Hotel’s team of chefs excel

    Hotel’s team of chefs excel

    InterContinental Malta’s chefs performed outstandingly at the recent Malta Kulinarija 2018. The hotel’s team of chefs, led by executive chef Roger Friggieri, won a medal for each entry with which they participated. The prestigious ‘Chef of the...

  • Levantina introduces Sunday lunch set menu, afternoon tea

    Levantina introduces Sunday lunch set menu, afternoon tea

    Levantina, the bistro and bakehouse in the heart of Mrieħel, has introduced its new Sunday lunch set menu. Their Middle Eastern-inspired menu will include slow-cooked beef ribs, Iberico pork cheeks braised with basra date syrup, Baharat spiced leg...

  • Snack bar's '100% natural' claim banned

    Snack bar's '100% natural' claim banned

    An advert for a "100% natural" snack bar has been banned after a watchdog found the claim was not in line with consumers' understanding of the meaning of the term. The poster ad for the Go Ahead Goodness Bar claimed the snack was "crammed with...

  • Fishing for compliments

    Fishing for compliments

    The BoathouseXlendiTel: 2156 9153 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Steam is rising from my bowl of mussels. Not one of them is grinning at me. They are wholly inedible, ugly things; overdone and dreadfully rubbery.

  • An experience to be savoured

    An experience to be savoured

    Towards the bottom of Republic Street, Valletta, lies a recently-opened restaurant by the name of Noni. Many will remember this as the former Django’s jazz club or – even before that – as Xmun’s Bakery and Confectionery, which used to serve fresh...

  • Contemporary Cabernet Sauvignon

    Contemporary Cabernet Sauvignon

    While vino-fashionistas have thrown it off like an old winter coat, to most wine drinkers Cabernet Sauvignon is still that classic black dress that never goes out of style. Labels draped with names of other trendy, rare grape varieties get all the...

  • An affordable, effortless Easter

    An affordable, effortless Easter

    Easter is all about festive family gatherings and good food. Whether you’re celebrating with your closest or hosting a larger crowd in your home, try these simple tips to keep everyone happy and full without blowing your budget. Plan ahead: Don’t...

  • Winning at consistency

    Winning at consistency

    Trabuxu Bistro8/9, South Street,VallettaTel: 2122 0357 Food: 9/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 Today’s story starts eight years ago. But first, we need a rambling preamble. Thanks to a combination of what I do for a living...

  • Le Méridien scoops 28 medals in culinary championships

    Le Méridien scoops 28 medals in culinary championships

    The kitchen brigade behind Taro Restaurant of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa scooped 28 medals during the Malta Kulinarja championships. This is the first time that Le Méridien took part in this prestigious competition, which is held every...

  • Seven days in London through a food lover's eyes

    Seven days in London through a food lover's eyes

    “Mort Londra? Għidli fejn kilt tajjeb għax ħa mmur daqt.” My reviews are all going to skip breakfast, as we stayed with a friend and had breakfast with her at the retreat house she works at every day (thanks, Emma!). Day 1 We arrived, at...