Food & Cuisine


As shoppers pay more for anything from coffee to ketchup, some retailers have started to cut or cap the price of hundreds of products as they compete for customers and set themselves up to do battle in negotiations with major packaged food makers. Eurostat said on Friday that eurozone inflation for food, alcohol and tobacco […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022

World food prices rebounded in January and remained near 10-year highs, led by a jump in the vegetable oils index, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which tracks the most globally traded food commodities, averaged 135.7 points last month against an upwardly revised 134.1 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 9, 2021

Naan Bar nominated as Best Restaurant in Malta According to a recent announcement, Valletta’s only upscale Indian restaurant Naan Bar has been nominated as “Best restaurant in Malta 2021” by the World Culinary Awards. The awards that take place every year has included Naan Bar in its list of nominees based on the quality of […]


The European Commission issued a Communication on the EU business tax framework for the 21st century. This welcomes the renewed momentum of OECD negotiations on Pillars 1 and 2 and particularly the United States’ constructive approach. It also considers that greater public transparency is needed on corporate income taxation, and will be putting forward a […]


Professor Jose Luis Vivero-Pol has a PhD from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is an anti-hunger and social rights activist with fourteen years of experience on food security policies and programs. An agricultural engineer by profession, his current interests include the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of the transition toward fairer and more sustainable […]


The first of Travel Weekly’s biannual culinary issues arrives just shy of the one-year anniversary of Covid-19 being declared a pandemic. This has meant a year of periodic closures of restaurants and the hotels that house them; the full-year shutdown of cruise ships and their many eateries; and restrictions on the number of diners inside […]


The trailblazing success of the ftira at UNESCO will lead the way for other Maltese traditions to find their place with this international representation of humanity. What says Argentina more than Tango or India more than Yoga? In the context of practices and traditions, formally classified by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage in its 2003 […]


(CNN) — Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy’s most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes. Buyers using the flaming red “Mr. Go Pizza” machine can choose from four different kinds of pizzas costing […]

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