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 – 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 – Marinated Sweet and Hot Peppers

Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated peppers are a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate a tasty mix of sweet and hot peppers that can be stored for many months. Ingredients: 8 kilos of sweet green or yellow peppers, 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers, 2 kilos … Continue reading

About Food – Arashykh Syzbal

Arashykh Syzbal is an Abkhazian sauce similar to bazhe sauce but made with ajika. It is eaten with fried or boiled chicken or turkey. It is also used as a sauce for Abkhazian ‘abysta’, which is similar to ‘gomi’ (Georgian: ღომი). Ingredients: 300 grams of walnuts, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbs of Ajika (click link … 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 – Melon Muraba

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 – 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

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 – Mushroom and Tarragon Tapamtsvari

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

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 – 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 – Red Tkemali Sauce

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

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 – Cherry Muraba

Cherry Muraba is a preserve made with cherries and sugar. It can be eaten as a dessert or used as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in June when cherries are ripe. It can be made with or without water. Making it without water produces a very thick muraba. In this recipe we have made it … Continue reading

About Food – New Potato and Cheese Soup

In this quick and easy to make family recipe we show how to make a delicious soup with new potatoes, cheese, sour cream and dill. Ingredients: 300 grams of small new potatoes, 200 grams of new Imeretian cheese (or mozzarella), 2 green onions, 200 grams of sour cream, 1 egg, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 … Continue reading