A nation’s food is quite often a reflection of its geographic and historical circumstances. In Albania’s case, it’s across the Adriatic from Italy, not far from Greece, and was a part of the Ottoman Empire for centuries. Hence: yogurt, peppers, lamb, and a hell of a lot of olive oil. (See the shopping list, which doesn’t include the gallon of olive oil I bought later.) But of course, each country adds its own twist. In the case of Albania, it’s ...
"Making energy bars for 5 Boro Bike Tour tomorrow. Oats, pretzels, craisins, pumpkin seeds, cashews, Lyle's Golden Syrup. #lemonsintolemonade"
"Now looking for advice on how to use lots of cornmeal and masa flour. #lemonsintolemonade #cornandcornaloneday #whoremembershomestar?"
"Tonight, I took eggplant I roasted and froze in August and whipped up some baba ghannoush. #lemonsintolemonade"
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