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  • Easy, healthy and delicious

    Easy, healthy and delicious

    Throughout 2018, you can create easy, healthy and delicious family meals by using time-saving recipes. These recipes start with pork chops that double as the base for lunch or dinner the following day. Recipes courtesy of canolainfo.org. Pork Loin...

  • Life is tapas

    Life is tapas

    La Vida – bar de tapas166, Howard StreetSliemaTel: 7707 8615 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The new year has stealthily crept upon us. With hardly enough time to wave the previous one goodbye and good riddance, we’re...

  • UK needs "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups to cut waste- lawmakers

    UK needs "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups to cut waste- lawmakers

    Britain should charge a 25-pence "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups to cut down waste and ban them if a recycling target is not met by 2023, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday. Less than 1% of coffee cups are recycled in Britain because...

  • Bar grub

    Bar grub

    TapazTriq Santu Wistin, St Julian’sTel: 2138 3634 Food: 5/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 In the UK a mere pork scratching or salted peanut will suffice. In Malta, the equivalent would be a handful of olives and a slab of...

  • A new genuine flavour in town

    A new genuine flavour in town

    Chef de cuisine and co-owner Jonathan Brincat, known informally as Noni after his family’s nickname, has lent his flair in the kitchen to many renowned locations in Malta and overseas before starting his new journey at Noni, in Republic Street,...

  • Chicken Italian style

    Chicken Italian style

    Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are topped with bacon bits and shredded mozzarella, then baked on a bed of spinach with a garlicky cream sauce in Chicken Florentine. Recipe courtesy of bordencheese.com. Chicken Florentine ¼ cup olive oil3 tbsp...

  • 400-year-old hangover remedies to combat festive overindulgence

    400-year-old hangover remedies to combat festive overindulgence

    A traditional hangover treatment featuring a thyme-infused plaster and a 17th century indigestion remedy have been included in a Christmas and new year wellbeing campaign. Loughborough University is using its social media accounts and the hashtag...

  • Museum of gin

    Museum of gin

    The sommelier recommended an aged Colombian. Or maybe a nice Kiwi or tasty Belgian. Or, on further thought, perhaps an Elephant. He reconsidered. And then offered me a Van Gogh. And, finally, Three Parrots. My first thoughts were on a Gordon’s, a...

  • A restrospective (sic)

    A restrospective (sic)

    Twinkly lights and shopping for presents mean one thing – we’re about to eat more in a month than we do all year. By the time you’re reading this, we’re rushing headlong into the week where matters really reach a frenzied peak. It also means I get...

  • Festive cheers at Risette

    Festive cheers at Risette

    Risette, the new flagship restaurant at Casa Ellul in Valletta, provides a genuine foodie escape. The fine-dining restaurant is an extension to the boutique hotel, upholding the class and elegance that Casa Ellul is renowned for. Executive chef...

  • Stretta craft beer rated number one in Malta

    This month, local craft beer brand Stretta celebrates both the anniversary of its very first sale and its rise to top ranking for craftbeers in Malta, on the beer information website ratebeer.com. Last Christmas, Stretta launched its first craft...

  • New distributor for Nestlé drinks

    Vivian Corporation will be appointed local distributor for the Nestea and San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages from January 1. The Nestea brand, which has been around since 1948, will have a new look in its packaging, addressing the new...

  • Manners maketh the wine

    Manners maketh the wine

    The festive season is that time of year when some people get to try wine for the first time, especially when dining out. That’s when they come to realise that wine drunk at the restaurant table is a unique beverage having a set of manners all its...

  • When all you need is chocolate

    When all you need is chocolate

    The festive season is being felt – and tasted – at the Chocolate Factory in Buġibba, with the shop producing 1,200 to 1,500 truffles weekly. The shop, which was opened four months ago, has seen an increase in requests as the festive season...

  • Making chocolate better for you

    Making chocolate better for you

    Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now "ruby" chocolate: the world's biggest chocolate makers are looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more. Sales of mainstream milk chocolate...

  • Hamburger chain to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

    Hamburger chain to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

    Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people. Starting in 2018, the...

  • Make this holiday flavourful

    Make this holiday flavourful

    Both first-time and experienced hosts know holiday entertaining is about more than serving one large feast for family and friends. This season, think outside the dinner table and incorporate tasty brunch dishes into your holiday planning to help...

  • Sicily on our streets

    Sicily on our streets

    Dolce SiciliaPaceville Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 This outpost of Sicily stands proudly on a corner in Paceville. It is a place I love, located in a place I detest. The fact that I repeatedly make the pilgrimage...

  • A chef in a snack bar

    A chef in a snack bar

    Danny’s Mrieħel BypassQormiTel: 2144 1171 Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 This is an unusual one for me. I don’t normally know anyone at the restaurants I visit and review. In this case, and may this serve as full...

  • Mediterranean Culinary Academy launches courses

    Mediterranean Culinary Academy launches courses

    Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts alike will discover the perfect learning experience among the Mediterranean Culinary Academy’s newly-launched portfolio of courses, which will be taught at its kitchen-classroom on Sapper Street in...