Monday Meal Review: Kosovo


THE SCENE: Just Getting There. Friendship is funny. Good friends don't need much of a reason to get together. On this particular day we decided to celebrate the simple fact that I had a giant wheel of brie. Good enough. Friends gathered, wine poured, and a six person, 3 kid potluck was born (I told you I was making an effort with friends). For two entire days preceding the potluck I worked and reworked the Flija (this week's traditional Kosovo campfire cake). The better part of 6 … [Read more...]

Recipe: Beef & Sausage Stuffed Peppers


I love presents. Surprises. Happy faces. So does my daughter. Imagine her ecstatic two-year old delight, then, when her dinner was a lidded present filled with a bounty of rice, sausage and beef? But the real surprise wasn't her reaction - it was Keith's. My very own Mr. Picky has been asking for stuffed peppers ever since I made them last week.Who knew this man would fall so hard for a simple stuffed pepper. Who knew he'd be so easy to please. He's right, though. And, for the record, so is … [Read more...]

Recipe: Flija, oh honey…


Flija, flija, flija... Have you ever loved someone so impossible that they made you want to tear your hair out? Have you ever known someone who seemed really complicated at the time, but when you really, really think back, you realize they were about simple as it gets - that just maybe you were the complicated one? Have you known someone whose company turns minutes into hours, until you forget hunger in a the wake of good conversation? Do you like to whittle? How about the … [Read more...]

Menu: Kosovo


I found a new favorite quote. It's about peace, but it isn't cheesy (something amazingly difficult to come by). In fact, I think this quote really gets at the heart of the matter - at what I'm trying to accomplish here. I'm sharing it today in honor of Wednesday, "hump day" - the day that is neither the beginning of the week, the end of the week or the weekend. It's the time of the week when everything drags just a little. I'm also sharing it in honor of neither being at the beginning, … [Read more...]

About the food of Kosovo

Desivojca. Photo by Durim Shkodra.

Kosovo boldly proclaimed independence in 2008. Apparently the deal was highly contentious, but as you know... I'm not here for the politics. I'm here for the food. What does this mean? It means I'll take any chance I can get to cook food from around the world. So, with that being said - welcome to Kosovo week at the Global Table. Let's eat! If you weren't paying close attention when you sat down, you might think you were in America during Thanksgiving. You'll find a spread of pumpkin … [Read more...]