Famous US chef and author recommends: Visit Georgia!
25 December, 2017
Anthony Bourdain is well-known in the US for his Emmy-winning travel show “Parts Unknown,” on CNN. One of the last episodes was dedicated to Georgia.

In the episode, the chef and author from New York strongly advises the spectators to follow his example and visit the country:

“You should know Georgia because it’s nice. Because the food is excellent. The country is beautiful – some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. It’s a place you should absolutely visit if
given the chance. But you should know it as well because it’s important. Because it emerged from years of Soviet rule into a chaotic, awful, lawless period, yet managed to turn itself around into a functioning democracy in a few short years.“
Author and chef Anthony Bourdain visited Georgia for "Parts Unknown". (Photo courtesy: CNN)

Over the past fifteen years, Bourdain has hosted several TV shows in which he travels the world sampling dishes and special cooking techniques. According to “The New Yorker”, he has travelled to nearly a hundred countries and has filmed two hundred and forty-eight episodes, exploring the food and culture of the places. The chef likes to take part in local customs and traditions. According to his blog, in Georgia, this meant mainly drinking…

“The drinking culture of Georgia took some getting used to. They are used to doing things a certain way—and you are expected to keep up. In particular, the national firewater, “chacha,” presents a challenge to the weak-livered.“
The TV crew also paid a visit to Batumi and its casinos. (Photo courtesy: CNN)

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