This is a brand new experience where I would like to share some cooking from my childhood memories. In my cooking class guest will be given the opportunity to discover and make some traditional Maltese recipes. This is a hands-on activity where guests will be expected to roll up their sleeves and participate in the preparation of some genuine home-made cooking.
The cooking class will also include a visit to the main square which used to be the main source of food shopping. We will purchase fresh produce needed for our cooking class. This can include a visit to a cheesemonger, fish hawker, and butcher.
Recipes will vary from one day to another as some guest might want to come on more than one day. Therefore on Monday/Wednesday we plan to make our own savoury snacks such as pastizzi, a Gozitan ftira, and traditional nougat. On Friday we will do some traditional home cooking classics such as Sfineg ta' l-Ancova (anchovy fritters), Bragioli (beef olives), and Mqarret (date diamonds). We might even do some other recipes from our menu at Maldonado Bistro below.
After cooking we will enjoy the fruit of our endeavours as a lunch accompanied with some water and wine.
Guests will be given a copy of all recipes as well as a food souvenir to take home.