Staple foods are maize (corn) eaten as a thick paste and bread. Beef, chicken and mutton (lamb) are popular meats. Milk is drunk in a soured form. Breakfast and the evening meal are the main meals of the day. Some people go without a lunch meal. Families usually share a pot of nsima
, picking a ball of the porridge and making a small scoop with the thumb to put the stew in the mouth. Urban people eat using European style of eating.