Chefs of former dictators spill the beans about their bosses’ favorites

who didn’t want to give his real name out of fear of reprisals – said that working for the Communist former Prime Minister of Albania involved intense scrutiny. The fishermen who went to catch the food for Hoxha were accompanied by two agents to check up on them. Two security men accompanied the farmers when they milked cows to make sure nothing was added to the milk.Hoxha, who ruled with an iron fist for four decades and sent 200,000 people to labor camps, loved the food of Gjirokaster, the city where Mr K. was born which is why he got the job as his personal chef.