Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sicilian meals: at what time we eat?

Which is the time Sicilians eat? For instance, English people eat quite early, by contrast Spaniards eat very late. We are in the middle.

We have lunches that can vary from 13.30 until 15.00 (which is 3 p.m.), and dinners normally are from 8 p.m. to 9.30 more or less.
In my family at 13.30 and 8 p.m. we just sit on the table and start eating, but in another families they just start cooking at that time, so it depends on everyone's habits basically.

This is on an average normal day obviously, you may also find never-ending meals if there is a celebration or a special occasion like a festivity.


  1. what time do you eat breakfast?

  2. Well... it really depends on what you have to do in the morning or which is your profession. Normally activities start around 9, so people usually have breakfast one hour before, unless you are unemployed. In that case you can have breakfast at 10, 11... ahah!