About Food – Pastry with Lobio and Fried Onions

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Kidney beans (lobio) are the main ingredient in Georgia’s famous Lobiani bean bread. In this family recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make a pastry filled with kidney beans, flavored with fried onions and spices. Ingredients (filling for 6 to 8 servings): 1 kilo of kidney beans, 4 onions, 80 grams of parsley, 1 … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio with Pomegranate Juice

Lobio with Pomegranate Juice

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinated vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this family recipe we show how to make lobio flavoured with pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 800 grams of red lobio (kidney … Continue reading

About Food – Beetroot with Mayonnaise

Beetroot with Mayonnaise

Beetroot dishes are popular in Georgia, especially in winter. In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious and refreshing beetroot and mayonnaise dish flavored with Georgian tomato sauce and spices. Ingredients: 1 kilo of beetroot, 100 grams of mayonnaise, 80 grams of parsley, 120 grams of green onion, 50 ml of tomato sauce … Continue reading

About Food – The Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

Fruit stalls at the Dezerter Bazaar

Dezerter Bazaar is an agrarian market located in Tsinamdzgvrishvili St. close to Tbilisi Central Railway Station and not far from the Dinamo Stadium. Covering 2,000 square meters, it is one of the largest markets in the city. The market has a purpose built covered indoor area as well as an open area for stallholders to … Continue reading

About Events – Cheese Festival at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi

Cheese Festival at Georgia Expo in Tbilisi

On November 8, a cheese festival featuring more than 50 varieties of dairy products was held at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi. The popular event featured manufacturers from all regions of Georgia, including individual producers and dairy companies. Visitors were able to taste the different cheeses and watch demonstrations of cheese making. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Chashushuli with Pumpkin Seeds

Chicken Chashushuli with Pumpkin Seeds

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious chicken dish flavored with pumpkin seeds, fresh green coriander and garlic. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken or 1 kilo of chicken breasts, 3 onions, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 15 grams of fresh green coriander, 2 large tomatoes, 120 grams of pumpkin seeds, 1 tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Tarragon and Egg Flaky Pastry

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Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა), and find many ways to eat it, including adding it to meat stews, grilled trout and herb salads. There is even an emerald green tarragon-flavored soda drink! In this recipe we will show you how to make a popular Georgian tarragon and egg flaky pastry. Ingredients … Continue reading

About Food – Pear Muraba

Pear Muraba

Pear Muraba is a delicious preserve made with pears and sugar and flavored with cloves and vanilla. It is eaten as a dessert and can be used as an ingredient in cakes. Ingredients: 2 kilos of firm pears (not over ripe), 1.5 kilos of sugar, 5 cloves, a third of a tsp of vanilla powder and 1.5 liters of … Continue reading

About Wine – “Wine City” at Tbilisoba 2014

A selection of wine at Tbilisoba.

As part of Tbilisi’s 2 day Tbilisoba 2014 celebration (Georgian: თბილისობა), a “Wine City” was set up in Rike Park and the city’s residents, visitors and tourists were able to sample a range of Georgia’s fabulous wines and spirits. Georgian farmers produced 155,000 tonnes of grapes this year. From January 1 to September 30, Georgia exported 42.8 … Continue reading

About Food – Georgian Cheese at Tbilisoba 2014

Georgian cheese at Tbilisoba.

Sulguni and Imeretian cheese are Georgia’s best known traditional cheeses but there are many others that are less well known but of outstanding quality and taste. Tbilisi’s annual October festival, “Tbilisoba” (Georgian: თბილისობა), was an opportunity for Georgia’s cheese makers to show off the diversity and quality of their cheeses to Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists.     … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Liver with Red Onions and Spices

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Chicken liver is popular in Georgia and often eaten together with lobiani. In this recipe we show how to make a delicious chicken liver dish made with onions, wine and a special Georgian spice mix. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken liver, 5 red onions, 300 ml of white wine, 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, 7 tbs of oil, … Continue reading

About Food – Quince Muraba

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Quince is bright golden-yellow when it matures in late autumn and has a strongly perfumed flesh. The cooked fruit has been used throughout history as a food. In Georgia, the fruit is cooked with sugar to make Quince Muraba. Ingredients: 2 kilos of ripe quince, 2 kilos of sugar and 1.5 liters of water. Preparation: Wash the quince … Continue reading

About Food – Dark Grape Jam

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Jams are very popular in Georgia and are made from many different types of fruit. Many households have vines in their yards and make jam from the grapes. In this recipe we show how to make a delicious dark grape jam. Ingredients: 2 kilos of dark grapes (we used Aladasturi and Saperavi grapes), 1 kilo … Continue reading

About Food – Blackberry and Green Grape Sauce

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Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountain areas and are used as an ingredient mainly in western Georgia cuisine. In this recipe we show how to make a blackberry and green grape sauce that is used in Georgia only for roast or fried chicken dishes. Green grapes are young, unripe grapes. Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, … Continue reading

About Food – Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Dishes made with zucchini (also called courgette) are popular in Georgia. There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make fried zucchini with a spicy sauce flavored with Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა). Ajika is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor food mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. Made, with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices … Continue reading

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

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