Browsing All posts tagged under »food«

Georgian Snickers? Adventures in Food: Churchkhela Edition

November 4, 2012 by


If you drive down one of the main roads in the Georgian countryside or wander through an open-air market, you’ll probably see, among the bushel baskets of fresh vegetables and piles of melons and gourds, strings of what look like waxy dark brown hand-dipped candles. (Some people say they look like, well, less-savory objects. We’ll […]

How Would You Celebrate?

March 19, 2012 by


March 8, International Women’s Day, is an official holiday in Georgia. That being said, from personal observations, it appears as though it is celebrated very similarly to Valentine’s Day; women are given presents for being women. I am used to celebrating the independence and strength of women on International Women’s Day, so with this day […]

American Baking in Georgia

March 2, 2012 by


It goes without saying that food is central to Georgian culture and life, and the gastronomy here is something that all Georgians honor and revere, while being more than willing to share it with others. Moreover, if someone arrives in Georgia and doesn’t have khatchapuri within a few hours of arriving, something is definitely wrong. […]

Like Family

February 24, 2012 by


I have now been in Georgia for over a month.  I’ve been integrating well with my host family (who is really awesome).  I have two host brothers aged 14 and 17, my host parents and grandmother.  My eldest brother speaks pretty decent English, and the younger one usually understands me but he is very shy […]

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2012 by


Happy New Year, everyone! (I might be saying this again in two weeks, when I’ll be back in Georgia to celebrate The Return of New Year on January 14th.) In the US, it’s customary to make some resolutions that you intend to follow for the following year. Here are some of mine: 1. Get fit. […]


November 24, 2011 by


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I don’t usually do this, but today I am going to talk about what I’m thankful for. You see, usually on Thanksgiving I am too busy stuffing myself silly to stop and appreciate what I have in life. Usually I expect to have all the turkey I can eat, along with mashed […]

Georgia in the News: CNN Eye On

July 16, 2011 by


CNN is currently profiling Georgia in its “Eye On” series. The series focuses on different countries that may not be well-known to CNN viewers. The coverage of Georgia is interesting to me because it shows not only an outside perspective on Georgia, but what an outside perspective thinks is newsworthy and interesting to English-speaking readers. […]

Natakhtaris Limonati ar Ginda?

June 13, 2011 by


First of all, let’s just be clear: Limonati is not lemonade. On my third day in Georgia, I wandered around Tbilisi in the 100 degree heat with a group of four friends. We walked from Metekhti Church up to the Presidential Palace, then to Sameba and then back down the hill to a garden restaurant […]