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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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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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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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Dr John Briffa

Dr John Briffa: ‘Escape the Diet Trap’ workshop in Malta

Dr John Briffa, a UK specialist in weight loss & health and a well-known author and journalist, presents the insights behind his new book, ‘Escape the Diet Trap’, 12 November.

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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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The Donut Factory

Expats mean Business – starting a new brand in Malta

The first in a series on Expat-preneurs. Experiences of a French couple who’ve just launched a food-retail business and new brand here, The Donut Factory.

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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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Malta's olive harvest

Olive harvest serenade & Tapenade

Olive harvesting in Malta is making a come back big time. We celebrate the harvest season on its way and share our love of Tapenade.

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Watermelon Ice

Watermelon Ice: summer cool!

Watermelon ice: just the job to stay cool in those sultry, humid days at the end of a Maltese summer.

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Traditional Maltese foods now being packaged and marketed as gifts

Food for thought

We see the pretty side to Maltese farming at those agricultural fairs in village squares. But what of the challenges facing farmers in giving us our traditional Maltese food favourites?

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Ftira with giardiniera - Malta's summer snack heaven

Malta’s perfect summer snack – Ftira

It oozes olive oil, it’s messy to eat, it’s chewy, crusty and squelchy. It’s Malta’s Ftira, the bread with the hole. Fill it with this fresh giardiniera recipe for the perfect beach snack.

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Seeing red again

Unapologetically, we’re serving up some more of the soft red fruit. Here’s a simple recipe idea to use the glut of Maltese strawberries you’re going to buy at today’s Strawberry Fair!

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A Passion for Plate and Palate

Something of a week for gastronomes… the best of both worlds if you’re a foodie as Maltese raw ingredients meet Italian culinary know-how in a ‘degustation’ event on 13 & 14 April.

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Strawberry fields forever

A record-breaking strawberry gateau and a cupcake competition. What more excuse do you need to get yourself to the Mgarr Strawberry Festival this Sunday, 10th April?

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