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 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

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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

About Food – Blackberry Muraba

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Blackberry Muraba is a preserve made with blackberries and sugar. It can be eaten as a dessert or used as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in July when blackberries are ripe. It can be made with or without water. Making it without water produces a thicker muraba. Ingredients: 2 kilos of blackberries and 2 kilos … Continue reading

About Food – Beef with Mushrooms and Ajika

Beef with Mushrooms

Beef is a popular meat in Georgia. In this family recipe we show how to make a beef and mushroom dish flavored with spicy ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In … Continue reading

About Food – Eggplant with Herbs and Tomatoes

Eggplant with Herbs and Tomatoes

Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and always form part of a supra (traditional Georgian feast). There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make eggplant with herbs and tomatoes. Ingredients: Half kilo of eggplants, 3 large juicy tomatoes, 3 white onions, 1 hot green pepper, 10 grams of basil, 10 … Continue reading

About Food – Rachuli Blackberry Sauce with Roast Chicken

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Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountainous Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) and the berries are used extensively in local cuisine. Blackberry sauce is used for special occasions and celebrations. In this recipe we show how to make Rachuli blackberry sauce to accompany a roast chicken. Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, 1 whole chicken, 25 grams of fresh green coriander, … Continue reading

About Food – Red Tkemali Sauce

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Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი) is the Georgian name for a variety of wild, sour plum, as well as a sauce made from the plums. Tkemali sauce is used as a condiment for fried or grilled meat, poultry and potato dishes, and has a place in Georgian cuisine similar to tomato ketchup in America. Green Tkemali sauce is prepared from unripe fruit … Continue reading

About Food – Eggplant with Ajika and Mayonnaise

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Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and always form part of a supra (traditional Georgian feast). There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make eggplant with ajika and mayonnaise. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is … Continue reading

About Food – Ostri

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Ostri is a hot, spicy beef stew that is very popular in Georgia, both as a home prepared meal and as a dish in restaurants. Ingredients: 800 grams of lean beef, 100 grams of butter, 3 large onions, 4 large tomatoes, 1 tbs of hot red pepper, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 200 grams of marinated … Continue reading

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