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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. Combining melon with prosciutto crudo is an all-time favorite so I thought to arrange a farro salad, now that farro is also available to prepare in 10 minutes.   Farro salad with melon and prosciutto crudo Ingredients for 4 persons: 300gr farro (or […]

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We would like to propose to you this signature recipe by Gabriele Ferron, Riseria Ferron and James Schiavone, Tartarun Restaurant which was prepared for Riso e Risotti 2012. The elegant texture of the carnaroli risotto combined with fresh local herbs created an aromatic and zestful dish, which was served as part of the menu in […]

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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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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,250 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s. In […]

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Artichoke pasta

Ingredients for 4 persons: 400g short pasta (fusilli lunghi) 4 fresh artichokes 1 small onion 1 fresh garlic bulb 100g pancetta 1/2 glass white wine 1 tin tomato pulp fresh basil salt & pepper extra virgin olive oil Clean the artichokes with the usual process until you obtain the tender hearts. Leave them in cold water […]

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Fresh Basil

You require: soil and some good quality basil plants or seeds and here is the result of home grown basil, This fresh Summer herb can provide endless taste opportunites to various dishes. Try the traditional basil pesto made with your own freshly grown basil leaves! Basil is also a favourite addition to tomato based dishes. Throw in some of […]

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How can I cook aubergines?

It’s Summer time, or rather end of Summer time! However, aubergines are easily available on the market. Many think that to cook aubergines is complicated since you need to put them under salt for a couple of hours before you cook them. I rarely do so and still get finger licking results! I found this […]

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Sweet Figs!

It’s fig time again! We’re lucky of having a ‘fresh from the tree’ fig supplier who comes knocking at our door as soon as the season starts. There’s nothing sweeter and juicer than Maltese grown figs. Having the supply in hand, I decided on a light refreshing antipasto for today’s lunch. Follow the following instructions […]

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