Almonds are native to the Middle East, but have been widely cultivated in the Mediterranean basin since at least Classical times. Reaching an average height of eight metres, the sturdy and drought-resistant almonds trees bloom in late winter, while their hard-shelled fruits reach full maturity in early Autumn.
ROASTED LAMB SHANK
Traditionally, lamb was one of the most low-priced meats at Easter time. Most ewes bore offspring during the opening months of the year and the greater share of the thousands of lambs destined for slaughter were afforded a relatively short life.
Cheeselets are integral to the historic subsistence economy of the Maltese Islands. Produced mostly from sheep’s milk, these are moulded into small cylindrical forms and consumed as snacks, sides or main ingredients in mouth-watering bakes.
Warming and filling, the Widow’s Soup attests to the resourcefulness of our predecessors who were capable of crafting great food with a limited and humble array of ingredients. As implied by its name, this meal was deemed to be appreciably affordable.