About Food – Vintage Georgian Tea Tins

Vintage Georgian tea tin

By the late 1920’s Georgia had become the main supplier of tea for the whole of the Soviet Union and in the subsequent decades production rose to 400,000 tonnes annually. Colorful tins with the description of the tea, its quality and its manufacturer, written in Russian and Georgian languages, kept the tea fresh. CLICK on the … Continue reading

About Food – Souzi

Souzi

Souzi is a popular Georgian family meal, usually made with pork and potatoes as the main ingredients. In summer tomatoes are added. Ingredients (8-10 servings): 1 kilo of pork, 1 kilo of potatoes, 3 large onions, 5 medium to large juicy tomatoes, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 3 sweet red peppers, 3 hot red peppers, 2 bay … Continue reading

About Food – Marinated Sweet and Hot Peppers

Marinated Peppers

Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated peppers are a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate a tasty mix of sweet and hot peppers that can be stored for many months. Ingredients: 8 kilos of sweet green or yellow peppers, 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers, 2 kilos … Continue reading

About Food – Arashykh Syzbal

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Arashykh Syzbal is an Abkhazian sauce similar to bazhe sauce but made with ajika. It is eaten with fried or boiled chicken or turkey. It is also used as a sauce for Abkhazian ‘abysta’, which is similar to ‘gomi’ (Georgian: ღომი). Ingredients: 300 grams of walnuts, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbs of Ajika (click link … Continue reading

About Food – Georgian Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy Tomato Sauce

Georgian food is often accompanied by sauces, such as Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) and Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი). In this family recipe we show how to make a spicy tomato sauce. Ingredients: 10 kilos of juicy tomatoes. 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers. 50 grams of hot dried red pepper, 350 grams of garlic (net weight after skins removed), 5 heaped … Continue reading

About Food – Akhkhyla

Akhkhyla and peppers

Akhkhyla is used in Abkhazia to flavor meat, fish and vegetable dishes and also as an ingredient in sauces, such as walnut sauce. It is similar to Svanetian salt but is made without garlic. Ingredients: 50 grams of crushed coriander seeds, 50 grams of crushed dill seeds, 50 grams of dried basil, 50 grams of … Continue reading

About Food – Chakhokhbili with Walnuts

Chakhokhbili

In this recipe we show how to make a traditional Georgian dish called Chakhokhbili (Georgian: ჩახოხბილი). The name comes from the Georgian word “khokhobi” which means “pheasant,” but nowadays it is most usually made with chicken. Chakhokhbili is made using a whole chicken, cut into pieces with the skin left on. This recipe for Chakhokhbili includes walnuts (a very popular … Continue reading

About Food – Melon Muraba

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Melon Muraba is a preserve made with melon and sugar. It has a wonderful, subtle flavor enhanced by spices and can be eaten as a dessert or as a candy, or used as a cake decoration or as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in July and August when melons are ripe. Ingredients: 1 thick … Continue reading

About Food – Barbecued Pork with Matsoni Marinade

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Barbecued meat is very popular in Georgia both as a family meal and also at feasts and celebrations. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by chicken. In this recipe we show how to prepare a matsoni marinade for barbecued pork. Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy … Continue reading

About Wine – Handmade Ceramic Wine and Chacha Bottles

Mildiani Family Winery ceramic wine and chacha bottles

The award winning Mildiani Family Winery is located in the heart of Georgian wine-making in Tsinandali Village in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Established in 1991, the winery has vineyards comprising 100 hectares and exports around 80% of its wine. The winery initially bottled its wine in ceramic bottles and even after it began bottling in glass in 1997 … Continue reading

About Food – Peach Muraba

Peach Muraba

Peach Muraba is a preserve made with peaches and sugar. It can be eaten as a dessert or used as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in July and August when peaches are ripe. It can be made with or without water. Making it without water produces a thicker muraba. Ingredients: 5 kilos of peaches … Continue reading

About Food – Marinated Eggplant with Red Peppers

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Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated eggplant is a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate eggplant with sweet and hot red peppers that can be stored for many months. Ingredients: 10 kilos of eggplant, 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers, 1.5 kilos of sweet red peppers, 600 grams of … Continue reading

About Food – Marinated Peppers

Marinated Peppers

Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated hot peppers are a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate hot peppers that can be stored for many months. Ingredients (sufficient to fill about 12-13 one kilo jars): 4 kilos of sweet peppers, 6 kilos of hot red and green peppers (the peppers … Continue reading

About Food – Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Rachuli Mchadi with Bacon

Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese. In this family recipe from Georgia’s Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) we show how to make Mchadi filled with smoked Rachuli bacon and decorated with a pattern made with a traditional wooden Sachrelelbeli. Ingredients: 600 grams of cornmeal, 300 grams of bacon, 100 grams of … Continue reading

About Food – Mushroom and Tarragon Tapamtsvari

mushroom and taragon Tapamtsvari

Wild Oyster mushrooms are called ‘Kalmakha’ in Georgia and grow on the bark of trees. They look, smell and taste like oysters and are a popular appetizer in Georgia. In this family breakfast recipe we show how to prepare wild oyster mushrooms with tarragon and Imeretian cheese. Ingredients: 400 grams of Oyster Mushrooms, 30 grams of tarragon, … Continue reading

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