“Every Georgian dish is a poem.” – Alexander Pushkin
Nestled between Russia and Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea, Georgia is a country where eating, drinking and spending time with family and friends are the keys to a good life.
Georgian cuisine combines elements of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, resulting in fresh, flavorful dishes. Think khinkali – boiled dumplings stuffed with spiced meats or mushrooms and rich broth; or khachapuri – rich cheese wrapped in hand-rolled dough and cooked until golden brown, then topped with butter; and badrijani – eggplant rolled up with a lively puree of walnuts and garlic.
We — Sean and McKinze, the people behind Kargi Gogo — lived in Georgia for two years as US Peace Corps volunteers, spending our free time in home kitchens and restaurants learning the traditional recipes and unique spices that make Georgian food special. We believe it is a great privilege to be able to share some of our favorite Georgian foods with you!