Malta had been ruled by various rulers since long time ago. Therefore, a Maltese diet is influenced by these inhabitants. For instance, Romans left a techniques of making olive oil and culture of wine.
During the Medieval period, members of the Order of St John brought European food culture into Malta. Interestingly, coffee culture was introduced in Malta by the Ottoman Empire!
After Malta had independent, international food trade became popular in Malta. A Maltese diet is a combination of international and traditional diet.