Albanian cuisine with Kristina

Hello I am Kristina and I am from Albania. I had to leave my country 10 months ago and now I’m trying to build a life in the UK. I really love cooking and I have many fond memories of cooking with my family in Albania. The Albanian cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine and shares many similarities with Turkish food. The cooking traditions of the Albanian people are very diverse because our land is very fertile and we grow all kinds of herbs, vegetables and fruits. Hospitality is a fundamental custom of Albanian society, visitors are always fed lots of food. The medieval Albanian code of honour, called Besa, teaches that looking after guests and strangers is an act of recognition and gratitude.