‘Kargi Gogo’ – Georgian food served by American couple in the US
25 February, 2014
Sean and McKinze’s love affair with Georgia began when they joined the Peace Corps shortly after marrying , Behind the Food Carts website informs. Sent to assist in community economic development, they lived with a Georgian host family for roughly two years, immersing themselves in the local way of life. They describe their time there as a profound, life-changing experience. McKinze, especially, was struck by the easy warmth and hospitality prevalent
in Georgian culture. “Relationships are the most important thing in Georgian life,” she explains. “In the States, if you were in your friend’s neighborhood you might assume they’re busy and may not want to just drop by. But in Georgia if you DON’T drop by? You’re in trouble. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life, there’s always time to sit down and have some cheese bread and drink some wine. That is something I think we can learn.”
Upon returning to the States, Sean and McKinze decided to share their experience in true Georgian fashion: through food. Kargi Gogo (which translates into “Good Girl”) serves the same authentic dishes found in Georgia, a country unique for being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. “It’s a mix of the heartiness you find in Eastern European food and the brightness of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors,” describes Sean. “You have a lot of those heavy starches, like dumplings, but you take the best parts of that and add in freshness, vibrancy, color, and flavor.”
Kargi Gogo’s menu features five of Sean and McKinze’s favorite Georgian dishes. The Khinkali (dumplings) are probably their most popular item. A busy summer day could have them turning out 150 to 200 of the juicy, pork- and beef-filled bundles. The Khachapuri (cheese bread) is another crowd pleaser. There’s just something irresistible about melted cheese oozing out of a crisp, golden crust. But if you’re a first-timer, we recommend the Supra Plate. Offering a little bit of everything, it’s the perfect introduction for Georgian flavors. Regardless what you try, give them a hearty “Gamarjoba” (hello) for us!

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