Beans and Rice


“Beans have for a long time been, and still is a traditional Albanian food. The poor people in Albania are used to eat beans instead of meat. During the communist time Albanians eat beans even in the morning like a breakfast. It was never mixed with other food in the same plate. Only during the period of the friendship between Albania-China it appeared in some very popular restaurants as a plate composed by beans and rice (rice was considered as traditional Chinese food). This plate was called “Miqesia” (friendship). Many people used this word with humor but many also used it in a serious way”.

T.I.C.A. production
Title: Beans and Rice
Author: Stefan Capaliku
Duration: 26 minutes
Production 2011-2012