When you arrive in Tbilisi, border agents don't just stamp your passport; they hand you a bottle of wine. It's a fitting welcome to Georgia, a mountainous country sandwiched between Europe and Asia, where dinner guests are exalted as "gifts from God" and traditional feasts called supras unfold in biblical proportions, sometimes lasting for days on end. Here are 10 dishes to know and try.
Pkhali (Spinach and Walnut Salad) Recipe - Saveur.com I think this must be very similar to some fabulous Afghan food that I have eaten. I might add a tablespoon of pomegranite molasses found in the Middle Eastern stores around Watertown, MA.
Walnut-Stuffed Eggplant Rolls_ In Georgia, walnut-stuffed eggplant rolls are almost as popular as khachapuri. In Abkhazia, too, apparently, as I adapted this recipe from an Abkhaz cookbook! These rolls make for a very satisfying appetizer, and the filling strikes the perfect balance between spices, fresh herbs, moist onions and rich walnuts. My partner doesn’t even like eggplant, and she liked these!