Today I'm revisiting a book I read a couple of years ago. I was reminded of Travels in Blood and Honey by Elizabeth Gowing by the heated discussions in the press about immigration.

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I often feel dreadfully ignorant about other countries and this book was a revelation. It is about an English couple who were re-located to Kosovo for work reasons and how they learnt about the country. Elizabeth's route was through taking up bee-keeping and learning Albanian through cooking with honey. It is just a fascinating story punctuated by recipes for local edible treats. I recommend it for anyone who wants to know more about the Balkans.

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