Nougat, the sweet of all Feasts

Nougat, the sweet of all Feasts

The very popular sweet confection in Malta and Europe alike is Nougat! In Malta, there are two types of nougat. Firstly, there is the Maltese Nougat - by definition it is a Nougatine which is sugar cooked to a caramel colour. This Maltese style nougat is compactly filled with nuts and given subtle flavourings. The second type of Nougat, I'd like to describe as the white, European Nougat. This has a chewy texture and in...

SBS Radio Interview with Paul Vella

Monday March 11, 2019 Sharon Spiteri speaks with Paul Vella on 3ZZZ in Melbourne about her Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta publications. Your browser does not support audio playback.

SBS Radio Interview for Volume 2

Thursday, March 7 2019 – 9:54am Sharon Spiteri speaks with Joe Axiaq about her second publication of Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta. This second volume continues to celebrate the culture, tradition and history of the favourite Traditional Maltese Sweets. Sharon Spiteri speaks with Joe Axiaq about her connection to food, creating items that link us to many generations before and being part of a meaningful context is at the heart of our being.

Easter celebrations are the sweetest in Malta

Easter celebrations are the sweetest in Malta

Easter is the most significant time within the Maltese Calendar year which begins with lent. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and takes place 40 days before Easter Sunday. A hard-sweet confection that is made during lent is known as Carob Sweets-Karamelli tal Harrub. These sweets were available during the fasting period of lent and many children from decades of by gone days speak fondly of vivid childhood memories, eating copious amounts of the...
Maltese DownUnder TV Interview

Maltese DownUnder TV Interview

Featured chef and author Sharon Spiteri in an interview with Marlene Scicluna about her first publication, Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta, appearing in the 6th episode of season 4 of Maltese DownUnder that went to air on the 8 October 2017. Author Sharon Spiteri is also Maltese DownUnder’s online sponsor for season 3, with the following advertisement for the Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta publication.

Book signing at the Maltese Literary Group

Upon receiving an invitation to attend a meeting from the Maltese Literary Group, author Sharon Spiteri was pleased to speak to the group about her motivation behind writing her new book “Traditional Sweet Recipes From Malta” and signing copies for the attending members. The Maltese Literary Group holds monthly meetings in Parkville at the Maltese Community centre in Melbourne. Visiting authors from both Malta and interstate have been welcomed and books have been launched at…