Rick Stein has recreated classic dishes from Venice to Istanbul for his brilliant new book and TV show.
The Paradise Beach Hotel, just outside the town of Vlorë, has good swimming and lovely seafood. This is an Italian dish, but I didn’t think it suffered by being made by a very engaging Albanian chef by the sea.
Extracted from Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul, published by BBC Books on Thursday at £25. Text © Rick Stein 2015. Photography © James Murphy 2015. Pre-order a copy for £18.75 – £6.25 off the usual price (p&p free on orders over £12) – at mailbookshop.co.uk. Offer ends 8 August 2015. The accompanying BBC2 series will air this summer.