February 4, 2024

An Analysis of Malta’s Viticulture: Vintage 2023

The particularity of wine, when compared to other alcoholic products is that each vintage is characterised by the year’s particular growing climate. Some vintages remain popular with the connoisseur for their exceptional qualities. Vintage 2023 will however be remembered more with the growers for the challenges brought by the climatic conditions during the growing seasons.
January 31, 2024

Interior Design – Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse projects are on the rise following the need for breathing new interiors into vacant buildings. Preserving cultural heritage, rising construction cost and land scarcity are all valid reasons to reimagine the built environment.
January 27, 2024

Let’s Look After Our Own Time Travellers

What is someone who goes from one country to another called? Tourist, traveller? And what, if any, is the difference? Does anyone care? After all, one of the most quoted pieces of literature must surely be, ‘What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.’
January 20, 2024

Food Science: Single Celled Fungi & Fungal Protists

In the last couple of issues we dove into the wonders of both macro and micro fungi and their fascinating diversity in the kitchen. From the finesse of truffles to the floral funk of miso, these fungi have shaped, and are still shaping international cuisine as a whole.
January 14, 2024

HORECA Interview: Arthur Grima, Marketing Director, MTA

"We cannot, and should not, engage in price-driven tourism. Instead, our focus is to offer a quality holiday experience."
January 4, 2024

A Look at the Future – What’s Next in 2024 & Beyond

As a Pastry Chef, Baker, and New Yorker, I am well-versed in the art of making, fermenting, baking, and most of all eating sourdough bread.
December 27, 2023

What is Champagne ?

Numerous sparkling wines exist, yet only those originating from the specific northeastern region of France, Champagne, can rightfully be called Champagne due to stringent geographic and production standards.
December 21, 2023

Christmas is (Another) Time for Giving … Wine

Now being an ageing member of the male gender already allegedly makes me very difficult to find the right gifts for. Add being a wine lover to that, and I now start hovering too closely towards the impossible category.
December 19, 2023

Chef Gino D’Acampo to Headline ME Malta at Mercury in St Julians

If you’re of the industry, if you’re a local here in Malta, and if you’ve been following the happenings of St Julian’s newest (and hottest) Entertainment District; you’ll probably know that Celebrity Chef Gino D’Acampo is bringing his franchise to Malta; and we could not be happier.
December 14, 2023

Exploring the Culinary Depths: A Journey with Tartarun’s Head Chef and Owner, James Schiavone

Tartarun has easily become synonymous with authentically exceptional Maltese cuisine, particularly its impeccable seafood offerings.