Albanian Cookbook

It came in the mail yesterday. Very cool.


Albanian Cookbook – I’m Excited!

So far I have cooked Pule me Arra and Gjell me Arra from Albania. I have taken photos, etc. Those posts (along with all of my missing Afghanistan posts, heh) will come later.

It is not very easy to find Albanian recipes online. Or cookbooks. I came across this cookbook on ALBANIAN COOKBOOK by St. Mary’s Albanian Orthodox Church, Worcester, Mary Sahagen {Mitrush} & Beverly Martiros {Chairmen, Cookbook Committee} Women’s Guild (phew, what a mouthful!). I despaired at the price and moved on. Then I thought, hrm, why don’t I contact the church? So I did. First I looked them up online and found them here: I went to their links and found a link for the cookbook: , where it looked like they were still selling the cookbook for MUCH cheaper than Amazon. I called them to double check, and then, voila! I ordered the cookbook. They were amazingly nice on the telephone. It should be here in a week or so. I’m so excited! I’ll let you guys know when I get it.


My World Recipes and Books Project

I am super behind on posting my Afghanistan adventures (I have photos, etc.) and tonight I started on Albania. I’m cooking recipes of the world (alphabetically) and reading about them too.

The Books so far:

Afghanistan: The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan by Ben Macintyre
Albania: King Zog: Self-Made Monarch of Albania by Jason Tomes

Recipe Books (I might not be using a recipe book for every country, so far I haven’t been able to find an Albanian one at the library, etc., as an example. I’m also using recipes from online):

Afghanistan: Afghan Food & Cookery: Noshe Djan (Hippocrene International Cookbooks) by Helen Saberi

I need to catch up and do the Afghanistan posts and tonight’s Albanian post, etc.