What do people eat in Malta?

Diet

The Maltese diet often combines Italian and British foods. Breakfast ranges from toast, cereal, and tea to full fried breakfast. The majority of dishes are Mediterranean, with tomatoes, onion and garlic.

Bread is served at nearly every meal, and pasta dishes are served either as entree or main meal. Fish is on the menu frequently, including aljotta or fish chowder. Pastry is often filled with cheese and spinach as well as anchovies.

Mealtime

Most families like to eat together. Breakfast and lunch are light meals, with lunch often consisting of a salad or sandwich. Dinner is the main meal. Snacks are common in the mid-morning or afternoon, taken with tea or coffee. In the summer, picnics are common near the sea. In tea shops, and cafes, Maltese sandwiches and "pastizzi" are popular.



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