Albanian traditional cooking

Veal and Pearl onion stew

Veal and Pearl onion stew

Have you ever tried to make veal and pearl onion stew? How about to make it in a terracotta pot? Well, if you haven’t tried it before, this is the right time to do it. The only thing that will stress you is pealing of the onions, […]

Stuffed spleens

Stuffed spleens

Since the first time I’ve tasted stuffed spleens, I have never stopped trying to make it at home. It was love at the first taste for sure. It has been a long journey until today, because I have failed a lot along the way. Sometimes […]

Sahlep homemade ice-cream

Sahlep homemade ice-cream

I have had in my possession an old patisserie cookbook for more 20 years. This book was used by bakery store taking into consideration that the recipes were adapted for very large amounts. Nevertheless, this did not make me lose interest in it. One day […]

Papare- an invented sweet dish with leftover bread

Papare- an invented sweet dish with leftover bread

Few days ago, we were talking with  the kids about food, moreover, they kept asking what kind of food did we eat as children. Well, my husband started to explain to the kids how the Communism regime was, that there was a lack in food […]

Chicken in pastry

Chicken in pastry

I have to admit that I adore cooking ethnic food from other countries, but when it comes to traditional Albanian food, the one I grew up with  I get sooo excited. Even though I got the recipe from my mom, my dish did not taste even nearly like my mom’s and […]

Eggless pancakes with feta cheese

Eggless pancakes with feta cheese

Lately I’ve been more into traditional recipes, the ones I grew up. This recipe is particularly one of my favourites and my grandma used to make them very often. In Albania you can find them in many restaurants (more likely in Korça) and named differently […]

Sodanik- a Traditional Corn Flour Cake

Sodanik- a Traditional Corn Flour Cake

The recipe for this cornmeal cake is from my grandma. I grew up eating this kind of cake. My grandma is from Korça , a small but pretty country in the the Southeast of Albania. I do not actually know if this kind of cake […]

Tomato and Vinegar trout casserole

Tomato and Vinegar trout casserole

I have tried this dish for the first time in Pogradec, Tushemisht to be more specific. When a friend suggested us to try this dish, it seemed to me really odd, because we were used to have trout baked with veggies (potato, carrots, olives) or […]