The alcoholic drink "raki" is often served before the main meal, and wine is served during or after a meal. Burek (bread stuffed with cheese and spinach) common throughout the region probably originated in Albania.
Ice cream is popular, and Albanians living elsewhere are well known as ice cream vendors.
An Albanian breakfast often consists of bread, milk, eggs, jam, or cheese. Lunch is usually the main meal, (1-2 pm). Vegetables are followed by rice soup flavor with veal or chicken, and salad. The main course may be "gjelle" (boiled beans with meat).
Albanians eat with a fork in their left hand and a knife in their right hand. The first toast is made for everyone's health and friendship.