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Georgia: Cuisine and Recipes

Georgian cathedrals

The cuisine of Georgia is a secret delight from the Caucusus region of southwest Asia. Wild greens, fresh cheeses and a dizzying variety of home-baked breads accompany handmade sausages, slow-braised meats and pan-roasted chicken. Georgians love well-seasoned food, and use wild herbs, wine, vinegar, garlic, walnuts, pomegranates and even marigold petals with joyful abandon.

Colorful and bursting with bold, fresh flavors, Georgian dishes were stars of Soviet ethnic cuisine during the dour old days of the USSR.

Typical Georgian Dishes

Georgian Recipes

Try these recipes from Georgia.


Khinkali (Georgian meat-filled dumplings)

(Georgian meat-filled dumplings)


Shashlik (Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)


Lavash (Southwest Asian thin flatbread)

(Southwest Asian thin flatbread)


Tabaka (Georgian chicken under a brick)

(Georgian chicken under a brick)


Georgian walnut, cilantro and garlic sauce

(Georgian walnut, cilantro and garlic sauce)


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