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Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners
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Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners

TIRANA, September 21 The Mishavine Cheese of Kelmendi and local couple Valter Dragu and Melinda Pepushaj are among the six winners of the 2021 Slow Cheese award. The 13th edition of the award, a Slow Food’s signature event, celebrates the passion and hard work of small-scale herders and producers who decide to stay in their...

Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant
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Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant

TIRANA, September 17 Calendula, a widely cultivated flower in Albania for decoration or commercial purposes, ranks among the top exported Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) over the last years. Although not talked about enough, the yellow-orange flower tops the export’s list of Albanian MAPS along with sage, oregano, and wild mountain thyme. The versatile plant...

Albanian Products: Blueberries
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Albanian Products: Blueberries

TIRANA, July 27 It’s once again blueberry season in Albania. The little, but powerful forest fruit (boronica) has grown quite a reputation and an export market as well especially after Tropoja and Kuksi Blueberries were registered as National Trademarks. Wild blueberries in Albania (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) grow in a wide area in Northern Albania, but...

Best Useful Souvenirs to Buy in Albania
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Best Useful Souvenirs to Buy in Albania

TIRANA, March 29 Travel souvenirs usually fall into two categories, cliché kitsch alias mass-produced clutter that ends up forgotten on the back of a drawer and meaningful items that capture the spirit of a place and keep travel memories fresh. This is a list of things to consider as useful souvenirs or thoughtful gifts for...

Albanian Products: Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes in Albania
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Albanian Products: Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes in Albania

TIRANA, February 23 In the Mediterranean region, olive oil, tomatoes, and a pinch of oregano make the perfect marriage of flavors. Albania, like all the other countries on the Mediterranean coast, has a long tradition of tomato cultivation. Experts believe that the tomato plant was introduced in Albania around the same period it arrived in...

Albanian Products: Konispoli Mandarins
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Albanian Products: Konispoli Mandarins

TIRANA, February 16 ‘Mandarin is the future’ was the motto of Konispoli farmers, who created the largest mandarin plantation in Albania over the last decade. Known for a borne sense for business, hard-working culture, and dedication to high-quality products, it’s no wonder that the Cham farmers are so successful. International trade data show that their...

Albanian Products: Chestnuts
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Albanian Products: Chestnuts

TIRANA, February 3 Roasted chestnuts and wine make an incomparable duo, simple, yet exquisite. It was a tradition in some parts of Northern Albania like Pulti in Shkodra to roast chestnuts before dinner. If guests arrived they would be served chestnuts and wine. On other occasions, when there was a food shortage, chestnuts would be...

Albanian Products: The Vorba of Gojan 
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Albanian Products: The Vorba of Gojan 

TIRANA, January 24 Sous Chef of Noma and Co-Founder of Rrno Foundation Fejsal Demiraj is spot on when he says that the Albanian traditional cooking ware is very esoteric in nature, addressing honest needs directly. He refers to the Vorba and the Sac. Vorba is an earthenware meticulously crafted in some Albanian villages but Gojan...

Albanian Products: The Mishavine Cheese of Kelmendi
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Albanian Products: The Mishavine Cheese of Kelmendi

TIRANA, January 21 Emigration is bleeding rural Albania dry. Backing to community-based economies would provide alternatives to migration for youth in remote Albania. Albanian products is a series of articles in support of the products/services offered by those who decide to stay, return, or move to Albania. The goal is to learn and share knowledge,...