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Ftira Forever! CNN Made A List Of The 50 Best Bread In The World And Guess Who Made It On The List?

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Malta is once again being showered with praise by travel sites but this time it’s not for our lush beaches or rich history, but for something that is unanimously one of Malta’s best features; our bread.

Bread is a reflection of your culture, and if Maltese bread is anything to go by, we have a pretty damn good culture.

CNN travel journalist Jen Rose Smith decided to create a list of 50 of the world’s best breads and naturally, Ħobż tal-Malti was one of them.

“This list reflects that diversity. Along with memorable flavor, these breads are chosen for their unique ingredients, iconic status and the sheer, homey pleasure of eating them.”

While many foreigns might be unfamiliar with the Maltese loaf, any islander will tell you that this is a staple food in Maltese diet and forms a big part of Maltese culture.

Everyone who grew up here can recall the smell of fresh ftira being made as they made their way to school in the early hours of the morning. The thought of it alone makes your stomach growl and your mouth water.

Coupled with some zejt u tadam and boom… you have breakfast, lunch and dinner set for the family.

If this list had to be rearranged from best to worst, we know that Ħobż tal-Malti deserves to take that number one spot.

And if you’re not too sure where you should go to try out some good old traditional ħobż biż-żejt, allow us to enlighten you…

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