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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Legs numb, feet burnt out, itchy mosquito bites, and kitchen clutter. These are the physical feelings of the morning after the Malta Artisan Fair, held at the Macina in Senglea yesterday, and organised by the team at restaurantsMalta. On the other pan of the weighing scales, there are the mental sensations: satisfaction, pride, assessment and […]

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The first time I saw freselle was when we used to run Bocconci restaurant in Valletta. We used to serve them as bruschettas with cherry tomatoes and basil. Today these biscuits, which originate in Southern Italy, are available in local supermarkets. So here’s a suggested recipe and if you happen to come across a packet […]

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Many times, in my writing, I have sadly referred to the lack of gastronomic pride which prevails our archipelago. When I am visiting other countries I always get the feeling that being proud of the food of your own country comes natural, so why shouldn’t be that way in Malta too? On the 27th August […]

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Maybe you will recall the effect the movie Julie & Julia left on my life. It was my inspiration to initiate this blog nearly two years ago. Recently I bought the 2 volumes of Julia Child’s book Mastering the art of French cooking and this morning on seeing I have all the ingredients I decided […]

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Watermelon surplus?

At this time of year you can spot watermelons at every greengrocer, supermarket and even at confectioneries! The huge green fruit with a refreshing red pulp is a plus in our kitchen and helps us create various sweet dishes and also savory ones. Inspired by a recipe in an Italian food magazine, my month-old husband […]

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