Tales from the Island – The Salt Farmers

The Cini family of Zebbug in northern Gozo traditionally harvest salt on salt pans which have been in continuous use since Phoenician times. The pans have been owned by the family for hundreds of years. Now a new generation are taking over responsibility for salt production and as they look to the future they explore the challenges, such as climate change, and the new possibilities, such as renewed interest in old traditional techniques and tourism.


When you travel, one of the best ways to get to know a country and its people is to sit around the kitchen table and eat with them: be it cold cut meats and slices of pickled cucumber from Denmark, grizzled community chicken and boiled plantain from Nicaragua¬†or sea urchin and linguini in oil from the Maltese archipelago