MALTA — Five Traditional Dishes

With imqarrun il-forn, Malta shares a macaroni cheese tradition with all of the islands in the Mediterranean. Arabian, Greek and Italian food are influences because of the abundance of beans, cheese, fish, garlic, lamb, parsley, olive oil and tomatoes.

Aljotta — fish soup (Mediterranean)
Bigilla — spicy bean paté (Arabian)
Brungiel Mimli — stuffed aubergine (Mediterranean)
Pastizzi — ricotta pastries (Italian)
Xkunvat — fried aniseed pastries (Arabian-Sicilian)