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The tender and sweet broad beans combined with smoked pancetta are the protagonists for this risotto recipe. Ingredients for 4 persons: 400g Vialone Nano rice 900ml vegetable broth 200g fresh broad beans, peeled and blanched 150g pancetta, cubed 1 small onion, finely chopped extra virgin olive oil knob of butter 40g grated parmesan cheese ½ […]

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Ingredients for 4 persons: 1 whole chicken breast 24 pancetta slices 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red apple unpeeled, cut into cubes 20 roasted chestnuts, peeled ½ glass white wine Extra virgin olive oil Fresh thyme sprigs Salt & pepper Cut the chicken breast horizontally into 4 pieces. Season with salt and pepper and wrap […]

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I feel an adrenalin rush as soon as I manage to get hold of some high quality, original type of pasta. When I got acquainted with the Paccheri type in one Neapolitan restaurant I realised that this pasta could be an inspiration for culinary creativity. This short, tube-like pasta has two versions: lisce (smooth) or rigate (ridged) – […]

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We are currently importing products from Masseria Maida. This organisation produces genuine and healthy products made from ingredients cultivated in the Cilento region, situated in Campania – Italy. The recipes and preservation of Maida’s products goes back to old times when everything was more natural and fresh without additional chemicals and colourings. We will be […]

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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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Last Sunday I invited over some friends for a risotto degustation menu. Since I’ve been to Verona I learnt about this ‘new’ technique of how to cook rice for risotto. Basically this cooking method requires no stirring and thus it is so very easy to cook a risotto menu that it can be done in a relatively short period of time. The preparation […]

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To bake or not to bake!

I always kept back from experimenting with pastry and doughs however when I tried the pizza dough I received quite positive feedback so I decided to give baking a chance! On Saturday we were invited over to a friends’ house for platters and wine, hence I rolled up my sleeves and prepared some focaccias to […]

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Rabbit Liver

Rabbit – very popular with us Maltese! Here’s a delicious recipe with the rabbit liver, its kidneys, heart etc. – the usual stuff which is traditionally fried on Sunday! Ingredients – Serves 4 rabbit liver, kidneys, heart etc. of 2 rabbits 1 small onion 1 carrot 1 celery stick 100g pancetta 2 bay leaves 300gr […]

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It’s Artichoke time!

Globe artichokes are easily available at this time of year! This is a diversion from the traditional recipe which is so popular in Malta… that is artichokes filled with tuna, garlic, capers, parsley etc. Ingredients for 4 persons: 8 large globe artichokes 100g sausage meat 100g pancetta (bacon) 2 lemons 2 garlic cloves 1 onion […]

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