The Serbian staple diet relies on bread, fruit, meat, and dairy products, including yogurt and cottage cheese. Peppers are also a common ingredient in many dishes. The national dish is called cevapcici. It consists of small meat patties, highly spiced and grilled.
Other Serbian specialties include a type of cornbread, proja; a thin, crispy dough served with eggs and cheese called gibanica; cabbage leaves filled with meat or sarma; and palacinke or crepes, served with coffee prepared in the Turkish style. A fruit juice called sok is very popular.
People in Serbia and Montenegro eat in continental style, with a fork in the left hand and knife in the right hand. Breakfast usually consists of bread, eggs, meat and a dairy sour cream dip called "kajmak". Lunch is the main meal of the day, and is commonly taken at 3 PM. Then a light supper is served at about 8 PM in the evening.