About Food – Abkhazian Sauce

In this recipe we show how to make a spicy Abkhazian sauce that is traditionally used to flavour meat and fish. The recipe uses sour plums called Alycha (also called Alucha), Ajika (a hot, spicy paste), Akhkhyla (Abkhazian spice mix), garlic and Summer Savory. Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of alycha (sour plum), 2 tbs of ajika (click for recipe), … Continue reading

About Food – Abkhazian Eggplant with Walnuts and Ajika

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 Abkhazian eggplant with walnuts, flavored with spicy ajika and Abkhazian spice mix (Akhkhyla). Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish … Continue reading

About Food – Ajika with Tomatoes

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 appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make ajika with tomatoes. … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken with Mushrooms and Green Ajika

In this family recipe we show how to make chicken with mushrooms and green ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat, fish and vegetable dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. Ingredients: 400 grams of chicken breasts, 300 grams of mushrooms, 3 medium sized onions, 8 cloves of garlic, 8 tbs of oil, … Continue reading

About Food – Eggplant with Hot Peppers, Garlic and Ajika

In this family recipe we show how to make eggplant with hot peppers, garlic and ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat, fish and vegetable dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. Ingredients: 3-4 eggplants, 3 hot red peppers, 8 cloves of … Continue reading

About Food – Ajika with Walnuts

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 appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make ajika with walnuts. This … Continue reading

About Food – Green Ajika

Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used as a condiment and also to flavor meat and fish dishes. It is made with hot peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make green ajika. Made with hot green peppers, this type of ajika is very spicy … Continue reading

About Food – Megrelian 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 appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make Megrelian ajika. This … Continue reading

About Food – Spices and Herbs used in Georgian Cuisine

A tradition of home-cooked meals means that markets in Georgia overflow with a vast array of spices and herbs that give Georgian cuisine its rich flavors and aromas. In this article we describe some of the spices and herbs that are most commonly used in Georgian cooking. We have included links to examples of our … Continue reading

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  • Traditional Tushetian balconied house (“Karseani”).

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  • The village of Gebi in Svaneti

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