About Food – Tarragon and Egg Flaky Pastry

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 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 Food – Dark Grape Jam

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 – 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 – Georgian 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 – Marinated Eggplant with Red Peppers

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 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 Blackberry Sauce with Roast Chicken

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 – Prasiela

In this old recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make Prasiela, a type of Pkhali or Fkhali (Georgian: ფხალი) that uses leeks and a spicy nut mixture. Served cold, Prasiela is delicious! Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of leeks, 400 grams of walnuts, 30 grams of fresh parsley, 30 grams of fresh green coriander, 3 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

About Food – Kuchmachi

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 – 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 – Kirkazhi Lobio

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 – Satsivi with Vegetables

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 – Beef Chashushuli with Mushrooms

Beef Chashushuli with mushrooms is a delicious family meal with a spicy flavor. Ingredients: 1 kilo of lean beef, 2 large onions, 250 grams of walnuts, 500 grams of mushrooms, 6 cloves of garlic, 2 bay leaves, 1 tbs of hot red pepper, 6 tbs of oil, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference), 1 level tsp … Continue reading

About Food – Megrelian Kharsho

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken but can also be made with other meats. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Megrelian Kharsho, which is hot and spicy and also uses tomatoes or tomato … Continue reading