Maltese Kappunata

  This is a recipe from my Maltese roots. Although it’s probably best known as an Italian dish, it’s a popular aubergine accompaniment in Maltese homes too. My Mum would make a big batch of this and serve it up as a sidekick to grilled tuna or with barbequed meat. Recently, I’ve really enjoyed making […]

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Kusksu – Maltese Soup

I love big, clear soups packed with different textures and mopped up with a hunk of sourdough bread, thick with salted butter. Kusksu, a recipe from my roots, is a soup my Mum (and Nona) would make for us at lunchtime on a Saturday, served with goats’ cheese, black pepper and some olive oil, a […]

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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower

  North Norfolk is one of the prettiest and quirkiest places in Britain. I am a little biased naturally. But according to the Met Office, it is also officially the sunniest, driest and warmest spots in the UK. Just one example of the county’s retro beauty was apparent last weekend, when we spent two days and […]

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The ultimate VEGGIE burger?

I’m occasionally partial to a spot of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, a magazine show, which is in fact targeted at an entirely different gender – the 30-something male. One who likes a lie-in. Well who doesn’t enjoy one of those? But for some reason, when channel hopping on a Sunday morn, I always seem to pause […]

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Searching for the best veggie fry-up in town

In my humble opinion, the makings of a successful veggie fry-up boils down to the unexpected trimmings. As with any form of vegetarian cooking, it’s important to get the combination of textures and contrasting flavours right (but there can’t be too much going on) and to keep the ingredients locally-sourced where possible (processed products need not apply). […]

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