Tag: Georgian wine

Taste the Silk Road

For this installation of Salt & Pomegranates, I’m gleaning inspiration from two recent cookbooks: Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus and Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan. The cuisines of these regions reflect the diversity of their populations as well as the unity of their ingredients (lamb, pomegranates, saffron, warming spices, bright…

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Ah, Odessa!

On June 12th, Salt & Pomegranates will present a dinner inspired by the Ukrainian city of Odessa. An international port, Odessa has historically attracted a lively mix of international characters from Greece, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey, among others. The city’s cuisine reflects the population’s diversity in spades. The evening’s menu*, served family-style, will reflect the some of the best of Odessa: crepes…

Khachapuri for the Holidays

Temperatures are dropping… warm up with a hearty, cheesy bread bowl. On December 13th, I’m collaborating with Court Tree Collective to give you an introduction to Georgian Cuisine. Khachapuri is a cheese-filled bread found throughout the Republic of Georgia. Though it takes on many forms, Americans are probably most familiar with Ajaran khachapuri — a boat-shaped yeasted bread, filled with cheese…

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