Borek, lokum and actually-fresh fruit

Em's Food

Our first night in Albania we had dinner with the bride’s family and it was sensational. We knew the food would be good, and home cooked, but it was really really super. The bride’s sister, Mira, and cousin, Julie, outdid themselves.

Before staring dinner we had a little raki (a spirit made from plums or grapes) and lokum (commonly known as Turkish Delight in the UK). The lokum was by far the best I’ve ever had; sweet, light and perfectly flavoured.

The soup to start was: carrot, veal, egg and lemon – a concoction I’d never have thought of! But it was light, fresh and delicious.

The main dishes included: lamb with okra and tomato; flavoursome and succulent boule beef; and stuffed tomatoes, peppers and aubergine. The rice stuffing was seasoned with cinnamon, dill and chilli – an inspired concoction.

Then I had my first borek of the trip, and…

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