About Celebrations – Dyeing Eggs Red for Orthodox Easter

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On Good Friday, Orthodox Christians in Georgia dye hard boiled eggs a red color using the root of the Madder plant and onion peel. The eggs represent the blood of Christ and are placed on green wheat grass, which symbolizes new life, resurrection, and eternity. The eggs are blessed in a church and on Easter … Continue reading

About Food – Stuffed Tomatoes and Cucumbers

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Stuffed vegetables are very popular in Georgia and often form part of a traditional supra (feast). In this recipe we show how to make a spicy nut filling for tomatoes and cucumbers. Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 clove of garlic, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of … Continue reading

About Food – Green Garlic and Mushrooms

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In this family recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make a green garlic and mushroom dish. Green garlic is young garlic, picked before the cloves have begun to mature. Ingredients: 1 kilo of mushrooms, 5 green garlic, 3 large onions, 100 grams of butter, 3 tbs of oil and salt (amount dependent upon … Continue reading

About Food – Kuchmachi

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Kuchmachi is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or chickens. In this recipe we have used pig. Kuchmachi can be made with or without walnuts and is usually garnished with pomegranate seeds. Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs. Other ingredients: 200 grams of pig fat … Continue reading

About Food – Trout with Pomegranate Sauce

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Despite Georgia having 26,060 rivers and 850 lakes, fish dishes make up a small part of traditional Georgian cuisine, particularly when compared with the abundance of meat recipes. Trout and carp are the most popular fish and are usually fried or barbecued. In this old recipe we show how to make fried trout with a delicious pomegranate sauce. Ingredients (2 … Continue reading

About Food – Ajarian Lobiani

Ajarian Lobiani

Lobiani (Georgian: ლობიანი) is enjoyed all year round and especially on the Georgian holiday of Barbaroba, or St. Barbara’s Day (December 17). In this recipe we will show how to make Ajarian lobiani, which uses the traditional oval boat shape of Ajarian Khachapuri. Ingredients for the dough (to make 4 Ajarian lobiani): 1 kilo of flour, 300 ml … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio Gupta

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make Lobio Gupta, an appetizer made with walnuts, green onion, garlic and spices and served cold. Ingredients: 400 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 150 grams of walnuts, 40 grams of green … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Tabaka

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Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce, such as Tkemali. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious garlic sauce. Ingredients: 1 whole small young chicken, 50 ml of oil, coarse salt (amount dependent … Continue reading

About Food – Satsivi with Eggs and Onions

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Satsivi (Georgian: საცივი) is a thick paste made from walnuts and served cold (‘Tsivi’ means ‘cold’ in Georgian). It is used in a variety of meat (usually chicken and turkey), fish and vegetable dishes. In this recipe we show how to make satsivi with eggs and onions. Ingredients: 5 eggs, 300 grams of walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio Soup

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make a delicious soup with lobio, vegetables and spices. Ingredients: 300 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 2 potatoes, 1 tomato, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 4 cloves of garlic, 4 bay leaves, … Continue reading

About Food – Mokhrakula

Mokhrakula

In this family recipe from a village in lower Racha (Georgian: რაჭა) we show how to make a type of khachapuri similar to Mokhrakuli Khachapuri (Georgian: მოხრაკული ხაჭაპური) in that it is fried, not baked, and takes much less time to make than the traditional baked khachapuri.  Ingredients: Dough: 3 eggs, 200 grams of flour, 150 ml of water, … Continue reading

About Food – Kirkazhi Lobio

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make a version of Kirkazhi lobio that is popular in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Ingredients: 600 gram of lobio (kidney beans), 4 cloves of garlic, 1 red onion, 50 grams of … Continue reading

About Food – Khabidzgina

Khabidzgina

Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes and is popular in restaurants and in homes. There are several different regional types and it can be made with a variety of fillings. In this recipe we show how to make Khabidzgina (Georgian: ხაბიძგინა), which is a khachapuri filled with potato and cheese. This type of … Continue reading

About Food – Satsivi with Vegetables

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Satsivi (Georgian: საცივი) is a thick paste made from walnuts and served cold (‘Tsivi’ means ‘cold’ in Georgian). It is used in a variety of meat (usually chicken and turkey), fish and vegetable dishes. In this recipe we show how to make satsivi with a delicious combination of vegetables. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, 1 large red pepper, … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio with Green Onion and Lobio Spices

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this family recipe we show how to make a lobio dish made with green onions and lobio spices. Ingredients: 700 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 200 grams of green onions, 100 grams of butter, 4 cloves of … Continue reading

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