09.11.2012 - 09.18.2012
Guests are treated royally. I was not supposed to help in the kitchen - couldn't even clear the table or help with the dishes.
Every AM we had Turkish coffee prepared over a bunson burner. Second morning, I asked to try. Oops - I boiled it over. I was not allowed to make the coffee again.
Byrek is a traditional Albanian dish. You can buy it llittle shops and in all restaurants.
It is prepared with 18 layers of filo-like dough with various sauces between layers 6 and 12.
Grandmother planned to make it one day, so I asked for lessons.
No one in Albania believes I can cook.