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Time hop through the centuries with Palazzo Falson’s new series of foodie talks
Food, wine, and history? Count us in!

Jillian Mallia

Do you love history and anything about the Maltese Islands? Then this one's for you! The gorgeous historic house of Palazzo Falson invites you to their series of events titled Traditional foodways: An appetite for the past. During these events, patrons will be in the company of food historian Dr Noel Buttigieg. A food historian, guys! Noel practically studied food for a living; dream job much?

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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum / Facebook

About Palazzo Falson

I had the pleasure of being shown around the Palazzo last week and I must say, it took my breath away. The 13th century palazzo was previously owned by Olof Gollcher who loved collecting all things antique. And boy, there's A LOT of them. After his death in 1962, the house and the artefacts within were donated and entrusted to the Olof Gollcher Foundation. So this guy left all his belongs for future generations to enjoy. Quite the stand-up guy, if you ask me!

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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum / Facebook

The talks

Back to the fun part. The series of informative talks will take place over the four weeks in February, starting tomorrow! Visitors will time hop to various centuries by exploring selected artefacts from the Palazzo’s refectory, kitchen and dining room. Noel will also delve into the interesting facets of Maltese practices of harvesting, preservation of food and table presentation, which was a huge deal back then.

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George Abdilla / Courtesy of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

The sessions will be held on Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th, Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th February between 6:30pm and 8pm, and include the informative talk as well as leisure time to mingle and discuss further with the expert himself over a glass of wine. 

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Courtesy of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Noel will delve into interesting intricacies that otherwise go unnoticed in the history books. The Maiolica Tiles of the Taverna’s fireplace, the collection of centuries-old weights and measures, the copper pots and pans that line the kitchen walls, and the rare silverware and glassware display will all be in the spotlight during the various sessions.

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Henry Aquilina via Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum / Facebook

Interested in particular sessions? The talks may be taken up as a whole or as stand-alones. But either way, get booking! Send an email on [email protected] to secure your place. You definitely don’t want to miss this.

6th February 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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