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  • A holiday ham worth celebrating

    A holiday ham worth celebrating

    Cooks today crave new food inspiration, creative recipes and flavourful dishes, and they want it all at a great price. Whether you’re trying one of the year’s hottest cooking trends or serving up a spread for a holiday celebration, pork offers an...

  • Watch: Two-year plan to improve appreciation of Maltese quality wines

    Watch: Two-year plan to improve appreciation of Maltese quality wines

    A two-year Wines of Distinction campaign is being planned across the islands, to raise awareness of the quality wines produced by Maltese vintners. The campaign is being spearheaded by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and...

  • Cooking at home and impressing your guests

    Cooking at home and impressing your guests

    Sumac and Za’atar Marinated chicken on Farro with Orange and Pomegranate For the marinade:8 boneless chicken thighs cut into 4 pieces each2 tbsp Sumac2 tbsp Za’atar ( alternatively use fresh thyme pounded with sesame seeds)2 small red onions...

  • Fusion dish

    Fusion dish

    Lettuce-Wrapped Korean Short Ribs3 tbsp packed dark brown sugar, divided2 tsp kosher salt1 tsp ground blackpepper½ tsp crushed redpepper flakes1½ pounds thinly sliced,boneless beef short ribs1 cup Marsala cooking wine6 tbsp toasted sesameoil¼ cup...

  • A family affair

    A family affair

    Carmen’s BarGħar Lapsi Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 My appetite had returned with a vengeance after being very nearly killed off a few weeks ago. All desire for food had been quashed at a Senglea establishment. The...

  • Sharing is caring

    Sharing is caring

    Hammett’s Gastro Bar2, Triq Sant’ Antnin,SliemaTel: 2134 1116 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 This week I remembered why I’d started watching the Netflix show called Chef’s Table. It’s easy to forget the reason that...

  • Taking the stress out of dinner parties

    Taking the stress out of dinner parties

    Smoky Beetroot and Kidney Bean Burger For the bread buns:3 cups bread flour or plain flour1 tsp salt2 tsp sugar1 tbsp dry active yeast½ cup lukewarm milk½ lukewarm water½ melted butter1 medium egg For the burger patty:2 medium beetroots (raw and...

  • Wine lists by soil type, seriously?

    Wine lists by soil type, seriously?

    Listing bottles on wine lists according to the soil type the grapevines grow in instead of by wine style, grape variety or winemaking region is the latest fad. I’m all for novelty but is this really a helpful way? It’s easy to see where this trend...

  • When wine turns

    When wine turns

    Tas-Serena Sirena Street, Senglea Food: 3/10Location: 7/10Service: 6/10Value: 3/10Overall: 4/10 What a terrible waste of time this was. I came to hate every minute of this depressing travesty of a meal. We were at Tas-Serena restaurant in Sirena...

  • Fusion dishes with lots of flavours

    Fusion dishes with lots of flavours

    When your taste buds cannot settle on just one flavour, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world and Asian influences are among the most popular building blocks...

  • A tale of two cities

    A tale of two cities

    Ta’ Rikardu4, Fosos Street,Victoria, GozoTel: 2155 5953 Don Mesquita5A, Mesquita Square,MdinaTel: 2702 6640 For both...Food: 7/10Value: 9/10 At long last, summer’s over. Half the people I say this to agree with me wholeheartedly while the other...

  • Award-winning restaurateur offers one-of-a kind concept

    Award-winning restaurateur offers one-of-a kind concept

    Hammett’s Gastro Bar, which celebrated its official opening recently, is the latest addition to the Sliema seafront, a stone throw’s away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Run by 19-time award-winning restaurateur Chris Hammett of The...

  • Marsovin releases Grand Maître 2015

    Marsovin releases Grand Maître 2015

    Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2015, ‘Annata Fra Nicolas de Cotoner’, is to be released on Tuesday. This is the 18th vintage of the prized Grand Maître, produced from grapes grown in Marsovin’s Private Estate – Għajn Riħana. The Għajn Riħana estate,...

  • Optimism for year’s harvest

    Optimism for year’s harvest

    A feeling of optimism prevails in the cellars of the Delicata winery now that the entire crop of the 2017 grape harvest is picked and safely in tank. While the cumulative impact of two successive years of harsh weather conditions have kept the...

  • Dolce Sicilia

    Dolce Sicilia

    Delizie Siciliane Food: 7/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Today we should all be in Sicily paying homage to the pistachio at the Sagra del Pistacchio in Bronte, the undisputed Italian capital of the pistacchio.  The...

  • Delicious vegan dinner

    Delicious vegan dinner

    Ramla Bay Resort executive chef Christian Borg presents another recipe from the hotel’s recent Great Vegan & Vegetarian Event, which served a vast range of exclusively vegan and vegetarian dishes. Pumpkin and Bean Stew (Vegan/Gluten Free) Serves...

  • Licensed to grill

    Licensed to grill

    Four members from the Malta Barbecue and Grilling Association (MBGA) recently competed successfully in the Good Food Festival, better known as Grillfest, held in Parnu, Estonia. This was the third consecutive year that the Malta team participated...

  • It’s been a decade

    It’s been a decade

    Giuseppi’s Bar & BistroSalini ResortSaliniTel 2157 4882 Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 While doing some data housekeeping, I found myself going through the folder full of reviews I’ve written. As much as I adore...

  • Vegan and vegetarian dishes

    Vegan and vegetarian dishes

    Ramla Bay Resort executive chef Christian Borg presents a recipe from the hotel’s recent Great Vegan & Vegetarian Event, which served a vast range of exclusively vegan and vegetarian dishes. Plantain Tostadas Serves 4 Topped with home-made...

  • A cooking school that's all about the Mediterranean

    A cooking school that's all about the Mediterranean

    A cooking school which will focus exclusively on Mediterranean products and recipes is aiming to be the first culinary academy of its kind anywhere in the world."Other courses about Mediterranean cuisine exist, though there's no academy which...