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  • Changing my mind

    Changing my mind

    YufuIndustrial EstateSan GwannTel: 2137 7733 Food: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The will to change one’s mind is essential to the curious eater. Even as a child, I remember being confused at other children’s reluctance to taste food they’d never...

  • Campari launches new short movie, Entering Red

    Campari launches new short movie, Entering Red

    Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif, has unveiled the latest in the Red Diaries series – the enigmatic and enticing short film, Entering Red. Remaining true to Campari’s mantra that every cocktail tells a story, this year’s production inaugurates...

  • Say it with Baci on most romantic day of the year

    Say it with Baci on most romantic day of the year

    Getting tongue-tied around February 14? There are few gifts better than chocolate that say ‘I love you’, and the iconic Baci pralines are the perfect way to show your loved one how much you care. Each chocolate is wrapped in a message of love,...

  • An Unforketable experience

    An Unforketable experience

    The Fork and CorkTelgha Tas-Saqqajja, MdinaTel: 7904 7043 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 I’ll take any excuse to dine out. Not that I don’t enjoy cooking, far from it. More often than not my home plays host to almost...

  • A delightful experience

    A delightful experience

    Taro at The VillaThe VillaBallutaTel: 2311 2273 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8.5/10 Among the most awkward aspects of writing about food is the expectation it places on friends when they’re feeding me. I try to insist...

  • Baking in winter

    Baking in winter

    Butterscotch Blondies Ingredients (for 20cm x 20cm tin (16 pieces) 160g unsalted butter340g soft light brown sugar1 tsp vanilla extract2 x 59g extra large eggs300g plain flour2 tsp baking powder⅛ tsp salt50g roughly chopped pecans80g white...

  • Choice of over 200 whiskies at Limestone Heritage

    Choice of over 200 whiskies at Limestone Heritage

    The third edition of The Malta Whisky Festival will be held today at 7pm at the Limestone Heritage in Siġġiewi. One will get the opportunity to choose from over 200 types of whisky. There will also be a cigar stall and a whisky cocktail bar. Food...

  • Wine barrels roll out to the Bettija’rt finalists

    Wine barrels roll out to the Bettija’rt finalists

    Ten artists, 10 barrels! Bettija’rt | wine.art.living kicks off in earnest as the organising Delicata winery announces the artist finalists that have been chosen to take part in Malta’s first ever barrel art contest with €1,000 in prize money and...

  • Discussing the food landscape in Malta

    Discussing the food landscape in Malta

    The Mediterranean Culinary Academy, together with Valletta Design Cluster and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is holding ‘Food Series No 1: Eating in Malta’ – the first event of a series of themed sessions.  The main objectives of this series are to...

  • The history of the ftira

    The history of the ftira

    Heritage Malta is holding a lecture on the ‘Ftira: a marker of identity?’ by food historian Noel Buttigieg. Buttigieg will be engaging his audience through a discussion of the historical, artisanal and culinary qualities of the ftira, which...

  • Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars was stunned Monday to find himself back in the prestigious guide's new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the "huge pressure" that came with Michelin recognition...

  • For goodness’ sake

    For goodness’ sake

    MadokaTriq San ĠorġSt Julian’sTel: 2701 1440 Food: 9/10Service: 10/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8.5/10 I very rarely tend to eat Asian food out. To me it’s always been more of an “in-front of the TV” sort of affair, but I’m not going to lie.

  • Eeetwell opens in Valletta

    Eeetwell opens in Valletta

    Multi-cuisine food store Eeetwell opened a new outlet in Merchants Street, Valletta, on January 11. To celebrate the occasion, the management threw a grand opening party where more than 1,000 people visited the shop throughout the day, enjoying...

  • Is the ftira a marker of Maltese identity?

    Is the ftira a marker of Maltese identity?

    The Maltese ftira is undoubtedly the most popular local bread-based product. It can serve both as a full meal or as a light snack, and it can be filled with virtually anything to one’s liking. The mouth-watering ftira may be considered ordinary,...

  • True winter recipes

    True winter recipes

    Here are some warm and easy-to-cook recipes you can concoct very quickly, together with a delicious pie for those of you with a sweet tooth – courtesy of Blogchef.net. Turkey Grilled Cheese with Gravy 4 servings Ingredients:8 slices french bread4...

  • One for the money, one for the soul

    One for the money, one for the soul

    ManoucheTriq Mikiel Ang BorgSpinolaTel: 27041478 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The year has hardly had time to get out of bed and here we are, eating away like it’s going out of style. As I’ve done every year since...

  • Looking forward

    Looking forward

    Welcome to another round-up of a year of dining out. I’ve never quite adhered to a format. This started out as quite a structured list of the top experiences of the year along with the major disappointments. Every year, however, its shape shifted...

  • Let's talk turkey...

    Let's talk turkey...

    Charles Dickens popularised the traditional, English Christmas in 1843 in his novel A Christmas Carol, when Bob Cratchit and his family sit down on Christmas Day to eat a dinner of goose with mashed potatoes and apple sauce accompanied by sage and...

  • Five ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

    Five ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

    The average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different. A...

  • Cooking with kids at the Med. Culinary Academy

    Cooking with kids at the Med. Culinary Academy

    This Christmas, the Mediterranean Culinary Academy will be hosting a holiday cookie class for children. Led by chef Debbie Schembri, this is the first MCA cooking workshop of its kind, which is aimed at both parents and children. The single...