It is a fact of 21st century Maltese life that restaurants proudly flaunt their local roots in ways that had not been done before. It’s not that the Maltese were embarrassed about their heritage; they had not noticed what was right beneath their noses.
Cultural life in Malta evolved based upon the numerous influences that were brought to the little Mediterranean island over the years. It is no surprise that our cuisine reflects this with influences from Europe and the Middle East.
Given my rather hectic routine, you can only imagine the industrial quantities of junk food that I end up choosing eating on a regular basis. I would like to say that I eat as healthily as possible when at home, but this is not as simple as it sounds.