Food

Olive oil in Malta

Ode to Malta’s Olive Oil

Olive oil production in Malta dates back to Roman times. Grab some of this year’s unctuous, peppery delicacy before the harvest is over.

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Quadro Restaurant, The Westin, Malta

Dining al fesco begins! …and Quadro Restaurant review

Quadro Restaurant, Westin Dragonara Resort – fine dining by the sea where Executive Chef Jonathan Vella bears more than a passing resemblance to Heston B!

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FIGO gelateria artigianale caffetteria italiana

The Art of Gelat! Figo Italian artisan ice cream cafe

Can Malta adopt the Italian tradition of eating ice cream as routine, not only as a treat? Figo artisan gelateria is about to show us how and why!

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Prinjolata, Malta's carnival cake

Prinjolata: King Carnival of Cakes

Malta’s messy, gaudy carnival cake is a full-on, in-your-face affair – literally, if you try to eat it. But does anyone really eat it or is it just a show-stopper in cafĂ© windows these days?

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Pastizzi

Food Icons: Pride and Pastizzi at Crystal Palace

The Australian Maltese have 24 types of pastizzi. Malta has just two. But Crystal Palace Bar, Rabat, has them at their traditional best and almost all day and night long.

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Ivano picking at La Poiana

L’Olio nuovo e’ arrivato! Malta & the Umbrian olive connection

Umbrian olive oil in Malta? La Poiana niche olive oil has a Maltese connection thanks to the hard work and connoisseur passion of one Gozitan couple.

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next door family crop

Next door family for Sunday lunch!

Next door family…do you know yours in Malta? A Sunday lunch project aims to get Maltese families to invite non-EU families to join them at their home table in the spirit of togetherness and friendship. Have you some extra portions and spare seats? Then join in!

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Figolli in the making. Photo: Nanette Johnson

Easter’s not Easter without ‘World Figolli Day’

Announcing World Figolli Day. We are all for globalising this delicious Maltese Easter treat! Enter a fun figolla bake-off that’s the brainwave of a Maltese-Australian food blogger.

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Lemons

Scent of a Lemon

Malta’s lemons: always refreshing, uplifting and redolent of summer even if winter’s chill lingers on. We try our hand at preserving them.

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Nenu at the Maypole artisan bakery

Simple tastes

Maltese bread by artisan baker Nenu. A video to warm the heart. Insider view of baking the daily loaf.

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La Poiana ('the buzzard') olive oil

Olive Oil from Italy with love to Malta

Olive oil produced in Italy and brought to Malta, not by a regular retailer but by a Gozitan dentist who’s a passionate artisan producer.

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White Sheep label 2

The White Sheep of Fine Foods

A hub for food lovers. The White Sheep brings Malta unique, artisan produce, fine wines, a delectable deli and a cafe all in one. Plus a 5% discount for Malta Insideout users!

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Maltese stone and pumpkins, complementary colours under autumnal sun

Pumpkin: Not just for Halloween

In Malta, a pumpkin is not just for Halloween, it’s for daily life – for stews and soups day in day out, not once-a-year lantern making.

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Lampuki a traditional fish dish in Malta

Lampuki Pie as Mama made

Lampuki season in full swing. Tried and tested by generations of Maltese mamas, Lampuki pie is the fish at its best.

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