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Enjoying Ricotta!

When I look back to my memories of childhood, it is amazing how many of these have, in some way or other, links with Maltese food containing ricotta (‘irkotta’). Maltese cooks in fact use...

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Saint Martin’s Feast

‘Ġewż, lewż, qastan, tin, kemm inħobbu l’San Martin!’ (‘Walnuts, Almonds, Chestnuts, Figs, I really love Saint Martin’) This very old children’s rhyme shows the spirit and excitement pervading this Maltese traditional feast. Historically, Saint...

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Arts Festival for Children & Young People

Żigużajg, which will be celebrating its 6th edition this year, will be taking place between Friday 11th and Sunday 20th November. This year’s event will be showcasing 24 projects featuring new Maltese productions, as...

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Malta Book Festival

The yearly Malta Book Festival is perhaps the most important literary event within our islands. Previously known as ‘the Book Fair’, this event was re-named a ‘Book Festival’ three years ago, in an effort...

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Traditional Maltese Lace

It is said that cotton in Malta was first introduced by the Arabs in around 870 A.D. Maltese women quickly became experts in weaving and dying, and during the time of the Order of...