Drawing its influences from its European and North African counterparts, Malta's food and drink bring their own ingredients to the menu.
The Maltese love their food and drink. You can find a large variety of restaurants and snack bars anywhere on the island. They say to learn the history of a country, visit their libraries; but to truly understand its people, visit their kitchens.
As a nation that has endured its fair share of shortages, the portions are surprisingly abundant, and while the Maltese know a thing or two about herbs, spices and flavouring, it is the freshness of the ingredients that is the hallmark of good Maltese cooking. This stands to reason when you consider that because of its diminutive size, you’re never more than fifteen minutes away from the nearest farm.
Bon appetit, or as the locals say l-ikla t-tajba.