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Down memory lane

This last month has been truly a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It started with the numerous photos of the past which my uncle courteously sent electronically. That time when riding a bicycle was a super exciting thing to do, when Christmas presents were anxiously awaited, when my father’s hair was nearly all there, when […]

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Lady Marmalade

This article first appeared in the February edition of Cibus magazine. What you will read has nothing to do with the popular cover version in the Moulin Rouge soundtrack and its ‘voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?’ chorus. This is about a lady, my first love, who every year, during this time, preserves oranges in […]

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My mind immediately associates salt cod with Lent and with a poor man’s meal. Probably I got this impression because this dish was part of the diet of local rural families. My grandmother used to prepare bakkaljaw cooked in a tomato, caper, olive and mint sauce during the fasting period in Lent.  Yet, I have […]

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Attention food lovers: block Sunday 4th December on your calendars! Eatmania will be participating in the Malta Artisan Christmas Fair which will be held at the Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana. For this special event Eatmania is proud to provide you with an array of traditional specialties synonymous with the Christmas season. Everything is prepared home-made […]

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Have you ever seen these pear-shaped variety of the long marrows? This morning a friend of mine gave me a couple of these never-seen-before marrows and I decided to stuff them up and cook them in a vegetable broth. Here is the recipe and the result: Ingredients for 4 persons: 2 pear-shaped marrows 250g freshly […]

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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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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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The Maltese crowd who flocked to Mgarr on Sunday 10th April played tribute to the thought of the 17th century English writer, Dr. William Butler, “Doubtless God could have made a better berry (referring to strawberry), but doubtless God never did.” The Frawli (Strawberry) Fest is a celebration of the garden strawberry, the edible strawberry we […]

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This morning, before the sun rose I was preparing the popular Maltese Lenten sweet: kwarezimal. My first try with this sweet was last week wherein I followed Mona’s recipe which was without flour and the result was amazing. Today Mum found her traditional recipe and I decided to stick to it. However, I substituted normal flour with […]

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Morning at the Farmer’s market

Two months ago I read on the local newspapers that a farmer’s open market was launched in Ta’ Qali, so on Saturday I made my way there to discover this new culinary exhibition. I must say that the area is very well organised and most sellers are set up under small white marquee tents.  This market is a great opportunity […]

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