The Maltese Pastizzi – A Culinary Experience
Pastizzi are usually diamond-shaped or round-shaped and made with a pastry which is folded in different ways according to the filling. They are typically baked on metal trays in electric or gas ovens in a pastizzeria, usually a small or family concern. They are also sold in bars, cafes and by street vendors. Pastizzi are also produced by Maltese immigrant communities in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. There is no other food that screams Malta as much as the Maltese Pastizz does! (Credits for video below: LovinMalta)
Joseph Calleja and Friends in Concert
Blessed with a golden-age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to “legendary singers from earlier eras: Jussi Björling, Beniamino Gigli, even Enrico Caruso” (Associated Press), Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. His expansive discography and frequent appearances on the world’s leading opera and concert stages prompted NPR to hail him as “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor,” and led to his being voted Gramophone magazine’s 2012 Artist of the Year. A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, he has released five solo albums for the label.
In this video, one can listen the vibrant young opera star from Malta performing an intimate club date live in New York City — along with some fabulous special guests.
Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo and the Royal Navy 1906-1979
‘Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo and the Royal Navy 1906-1979’ was exhibited at Fort St Angelo in 2019. It commemorated forty years since Freedom Day. While the bigger picture of this exhibition presents the naval use of the fort and the architectural modifications which were done to it to address the necessities of the time, the core of this exhibition focuses on personal recollections. The exhibition unfolds over five different areas inside Fort St Angelo, each represented with a dot on the map below. Visitors can explore and discover the history and use of this military building, together with life at the fort during the Royal Navy’s occupation, particularly through re-created areas in the fort such as the dormitory, the bar, and different uniforms used during this period.