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The Norwegian catch of the day

Exploring a food market is one of the best ways to discover the daily life of the country you are visiting. As soon as we arrive in Bergen, I visit its popular fish market. We arrived in Bergen after a seven hour spectacular train ride amidst fjords, gorges and glaciers. Also known as the World’s […]

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With Father’s day round the corner I thought of proposing this straightforward fish recipe. The salt crust gives a sophisticated appearance to this dish however to prepare it is neither time consuming nor complicated. And don’t worry about the heavy amount of salt required this will not make the fish super salty! But don’t forget […]

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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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Who said Saint Peter was only a saint?

Fresh calamari, king prawns, and John Dory: our food repertoire for a BBQ Sunday. The dull brown grey sky and the soiled rain of a couple of weekends ago did not disrupt our plans for the first fish barbecue of 2011. Chris was not really enthusiastic about waking up early for preparations and I did […]

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By Karl Vassallo as told to Adam Warner This is the first of a series of articles about my experiences whilst travelling around the risotto rice belt. My first stop was Isola della Scala, home of the Vialone nano rice, in the Veneto region – Italy. When it comes to risotto I’m a bit of […]

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Vote for your favourite recipe!

The blog is now one year old and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the avid followers and supporters. Our objective is to keep your tastebuds alert as we post our recipes, inspire you with gastronomic ideas and learn more about the ways and means of food. Many more projects are in the pipeline so keep in touch! Surely, […]

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Mahi-Mahi

Here’s another recipe with Maltese ‘lampuki’ or mahi-mahi! The price of lampuki is at the moment quite cheap so why don’t you make the most of it and enjoy this fresh and healthy local ingredient! Lampuki fillets with fresh tomato and caper sauce Ingredients for 4 persons 2 large lampuki fish, cleaned & filetted 3 garlic […]

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Tal-Lampuki hawn!

For those who do not understand Maltese, the title means the fish vendor selling ‘lampuki’ is here. ‘Lampuki’ is known as dorado or mahi-mahi and is very popular in the Maltese Islands, especially at this time of year. There are many creative ways to cook this particularly simple and tasty fish. Here’s one of my favourites: Lampuki […]

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Al sale!

The man in the house wanted some action and thus after preparing our lunch, namely the pesce al sale, he took the stand to break the salt crust. You can try this recipe with any type of fish you like, use fish with scales on or you can use fish which have a thicker layer […]

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Bella Sicilia 2!

We woke up everyday thinking about food, planning where to eat and looking out for the best spots to taste Sicilian specialties! On one occasion, the staff at La Petrara Resort cooked for us all and we had a lovely menu which we washed down with tasty home-made white wine. This is what we ate: […]

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