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Discover Georgian cuisine

History of Georgian cuisine

Looking to discover new culinary horizons? Georgian cuisine may be just what you’re looking for!

It will take you on a journey through its traditions and flavours. It has a fascinating history. We’ll take you on a culinary journey through Georgia, introducing you to the iconic dishes, ingredients and unique flavors of this cuisine.

He is influenced by many cultures, including Turkish, Iranian, Russian and European cuisine. Local and seasonal ingredients such as fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts and spices are used in traditional Georgian cooking.

Emblematic dishes of Georgian cuisine

Georgian cuisine is characterized by a wide variety of dishes, each with its own unique history and taste. Here are just a few of our signature dishes.

  • Khachapuri: Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian bread stuffed with cheese. There are many variations of this dish throughout Georgia, each with its own particularities.
  • Khinkali: Kinkhalis are seasoned meatballs wrapped in dough, steamed and served hot. They are often stuffed with minced meat, onions, herbs and spices.
  • Badridjani : Grilled eggplants, then stuffed with spicy nut paste, make up this dish. Pomegranate seeds are often placed on top.
  • Satsivi: Satsivi is a chicken dish cooked in a sauce of ground walnuts. It is often served with rice or bread.

The main ingredients of Georgian dishes

Key ingredients in Georgian cuisine Georgian cuisine uses a wide variety offresh, local ingredients, such as herbs, vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products. Here are some of the key ingredients in Georgian cuisine:

  • Walnuts are used in many Georgian dishes.
  • Georgians use a wide variety offresh herbs, such as coriander, dill, mint and parsley.
  • Georgia is famous for its cheeses, especially sulguni.

The flavours of Georgian dishes

The unique flavors of Georgian cuisine are characterized by spicy, robust flavors and complex blends of spices and herbs. Here are some of the unique flavours of Georgian cuisine:

  • Ajika is a blend of spices used in many Georgian dishes. It’s made with chillies, garlic, coriander and other spices.
  • Tkemali is a sauce made from wild plums and is often used to accompany meat dishes.
  • Khmeli suneli is a mild, aromatic spice blend used in many Georgian dishes. It’s made with coriander, fenugreek, mint and other spices.

During your trip to Georgia, you can sample these dishes in the following restaurants:

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