About Food – Tenili Cheese

Tenili cheese (Georgian: ტენილი ყველი) is Meskhetian cheese made in Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions from sheep or cow’s milk. The milk used must have a high fat content. Because it is difficult to make it was usually only made for celebrations. The technique for making this type of cheese was nearly lost but … Continue reading

About Food – Ojakhuri with Rachuli Bacon and Salad

Ojakhuri is the generic name for meat (usually pork) and fried potatoes. In this family recipe we show how to make Ojakhuri with Rachuli bacon, fried potatoes and a salad that would be served at a supra (Georgian feast). Ingredients: 1 kilo of potatoes, 200 grams of Imeretian cheese, 400 grams of Rachuli bacon (or … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Bratsula

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious flaky pastry filled with chicken and cheese, flavored with green onions and garlic. Ingredients (for 2 Chicken Bratsula): Dough – refer to our recipe for flaky pastry. Filling – 500 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of new Imeretian cheese (mozzarella cheese can be substituted), 200 grams of butter, 4 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

About Food – Pastry with Lobio and Fried Onions

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 (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 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 Events – Cheese Festival at Expo Georgia 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

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

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 – Chicken Liver with Red Onions and Spices

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

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

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

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

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 – 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

  • Emergencies Control Center in Tbilisi

  • Sarpi Border Checkpoint

  • Shatili - Khevsureti

  • Traditional Tushetian balconied house (“Karseani”).

  • View of Mtskheta from Jvari Monastery

  • The village of Gebi in Svaneti

  • Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 - entitled 'Betrothal in Georgia'