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  • Italian fare and talent

    Italian fare and talent

    Showcasing the latest trends and products, the Bellavita Expo is the largest business-to-business exposition of Italian food and beverages outside of Italy. Iggy Fenech heads to the one in London. As I take a seat at the cocktail centre, the smell...

  • Eat watermelon this summer

    Eat watermelon this summer

    From drinks to dessert ideas, eat your summer watermelon for every course with these genius recipes, courtesy of the Australian Watermelon Association. Coconut pancakes with watermelon 1 vanilla bean110 g (½ cup) caster sugar1 tbsp fresh lemon...

  • Craft beer celebration

    Craft beer celebration

    Malta’s first-ever national craft beer festival will be held this weekend, opening tonight at Fort St Elmo. It will feature a line-up of over 50 brews from 14 breweries in 10 countries, with a selection that includes India pale ale, pale ale, pale...

  • Wine under the stars

    Marsovin is once again holding Antonin Under the Stars at the Ramla Valley Estate in Gozo. The wine event celebrates the grape harvest for vintage 2018 as well as the Antonin Blanc, an award-winning wine that lends its name to the event and is...

  • North meats south

    North meats south

    The Smokehouse 136, The StrandGżiraTel : 27200315 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 During the summer, I complain more. If you’ve read this column more than once you’ve figured that I complain a lot so you can imagine...

  • Juicy peaches for an endless summer

    Juicy peaches for an endless summer

    Peach Charlotte Servings: 12Ingredients:3 (15-oz.) cans peach slices, well drained (reserve 5 slices for garnish)8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup sugar, preferably superfine5 tbsp Frangelico almond liqueur, Grand...

  • Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    The smoky aroma of a barbecue is a familiar smell on warm sunny evenings around the world. But is a barbecue a healthy way to cook? And which type of barbecue – gas or coal – is best to cook on for taste and flavour? With respect to health, there...

  • Wines and starry evenings

    Wines and starry evenings

    Marsovin is holding its annual event Marnisi Under the Stars – The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast today and tomorrow at the Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk, from 7.30pm onwards. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the start of...

  • Lacklustre

    Lacklustre

    Vecchia NapoliSalini Resort,Salina Bay Food: 6/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Photographing your food makes it taste better. There’s some science for you – only I think it’s bogus. Research suggests that taking the time to...

  • KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta has launched the Double Down, one of KFC’s most successful sandwiches. Previously only available in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK, the Double Down has finally hit Malta’s shores for a limited time only. If you love...

  • The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa, the 19th century gem of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa, pulled all the stops for its comeback celebration with sparkling cocktails whipped up by Nori bartenders, and tempting bites prepared by Taro’s kitchen brigade. Alex...

  • Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    A festival featuring various culinary delicacies and cuisines, including Asian, Mediterranean and the best of Gozitan food is being held in Xewkija today and tomorrow. The Gozo edition of the Malta International Food Festival last year attracted...

  • Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    The lush green canopies of grape vines are ready to yield their sweet bounty. Harvest time is here. Out in the vineyards, the smell of ripe grapes is all around. Families and friends come together, as they have done for thousands of years, ready...

  • Delicata Wine Festival continues this weekend

    Since 2002, Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker has commemorated the start of the Maltese wine grape harvest by hosting the winery’s Classic Wine Festival at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. This year’s 17th edition of the festival started...

  • Wine festival at Upper Barrakka Gardens

    Wine festival at Upper Barrakka Gardens

    The 17th edition of the Delicata Classic Wine Festival kicks off today at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. There will be over 20 wines to sample from various wine stalls spread along the gardens’ periphery while live cooking stalls will be...

  • Making up and breaking up

    Making up and breaking up

    Dolce Sicilia La ScoglieraBaħar iċ-ĊagħaqTel 2137 8831 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I once heard family described as friends you haven’t chosen. That can be said of many relationships. It applies to colleagues and...

  • Marnisi Organic wins gold medal

    Marsovin has just been awarded a gold medal for its Marnisi Organic vintage 2016. The result has been received with great delight from the Marsovin winery team as news of the results were received only a month after the wine was released on the...

  • Say no to straws to save planet

    KFC Malta have championed the No Straws Movement following the roll-out of the campaign at KFC Singapore. As from this month, Malta will no longer serve the plastic lid and straw with drinks. The exception to this policy is for take-away and...

  • 50 years of Big Mac

    50 years of Big Mac

    The Big Mac is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in those 50 years it’s become universally recognised for its craveable and delicious two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. So much so,...

  • Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta is thirsting for more wine made from locally-grown varieties. Of the many dark-skinned possibilities, Sangiovese is one of the least explored grapes and yet it has a lot to offer. Sangiovese was shyly introduced to the archipelago’s...