|Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo|
The best present I received on my first birthday in Kosovo was a hive full of bees. It was the starting point for a fascinating apprenticeship, the beginning of a journey through the country's finest food, and the first chapter of a book.
The book is published by Signal Books and is available on Amazon. It was featured on Radio 4's Excess Baggage and following that interview, I was interviewed by
Geraldine Doogue on Australia’s ABC Radio National. She described the book as being ‘about bee keeping, belonging and the business of politics but it’s also a book rich with history and recipes, and insights about language and learning.’ You can hear the interview online.
The Times calls it ‘a sheer delight; a beguiling, bittersweet story of a lively love affair with a traditional world, as ancient as apiculture, in transition to new nationhood’ (read the full review)