Georgian food and wine is now finding its rightful place on tables around the world, writes CNN
31 January, 2020
Georgian food and wine is now finding its rightful place on tables around the world, writes CNN
Georgian food and wine, long revered for its individuality, exoticness, and delectability, is now finding its rightful place on tables around the world. CNN offers a series of travel which turns out to be a very interesting topic for the ones who like to explore the world and are curious about the people, lifestyle, different traditions and what is more important cuisine. Without a doubt, cuisine makes a great impact on our impressions and plays a huge role in the formation
of our memories and our perception of the specific country. That is why this travel series is so famous and sparks such a great curiosity within us.

This time CNN writes about Georgia and its best dishes. For those who do not know, Georgians are inextricably linked with food. The food plays a huge role in Georgian culture and what is more important is not just a product to satisfy our hunger, but it is more of a social event and a kind of ritual with a special set of rules. Despite the influence of neighbor countries, Georgian cuisine managed to retain the original character.

“Georgian food and wine, long revered for its individuality, exoticness, and delectability, is now finding its rightful place on tables around the world. The greatest gastronomic secret has been let out of the bag.”- CNN writes.

Since Georgia has a lot of tourists from all over the world, we can say from their impressions that traditional Georgian food is quite “heavy.” It uses lots of meat, cheese, and leavened dough. Still, the whole world agrees that it is rare, special and individual.

“Meanwhile, in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, a culinary revolution is taking place. Chefs are redefining the concept of Georgian food in terms of flavors, methods, and sophistication”- CNN writes and offers the must-try Georgian dishes to the readers.

One of the most popular Georgian dishes among foreigners is Khinkali

“The best way to explore Georgian cuisine is to start with traditional fare, and no food says Georgia more than khinkali. This boiled dumpling originates from the high Caucasus, where it is traditionally stuffed with mutton, but down on the flatlands a spiced blend of ground beef and pork is more commonly used.”

The next one which Georgians will definitely suggest to you is Khachapuri

“Google "khachapuri" and the iconic acharuli invariably comes up because, frankly, there is nothing like it in the world. Named after the Black Sea region of Adjara where it originates, the pie is literally a boat of supple leavened dough with a payload of gooey cheese topped with a raw egg yolk and a gob of butter.”

We are a hundred percent sure that you will not leave Georgian without trying Mtsvadi

“Taking chunks of meat, skewering and roasting them on coals is perhaps the most primitive carnivorous dish. Yet Georgians have somehow perfected this basic way of preparing meat, particularly in the eastern region of Kakheti, where they use the burning embers of grapevine trimmings -- which burn hot and fast -- to make mtsvadi.”

CNN also suggests Kharcho with ghomi and Shkmeruli which are completely different from what you have tried before.

Source: CNN travel series

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