GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 1 – TBILISI – LUNCH TIME

by Antonio Gil October. 14, 2017 2063 views
View of Narikala fortress and aerial cable car

View of Narikala fortress and aerial cable car

Metekhi Church – Teresa's picture

Metekhi Church – Teresa's picture

Metekhi Church and statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

Metekhi Church and statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

The Restaurant

The Restaurant

Khachapuri Adjaruli

Khachapuri Adjaruli

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

How to make khachapuri - video

A molten canoe of carbohydrates and dairy, the quantity of sulguni cheese alone in khachapuri Adjaruli is enough to land a lactose-intolerant friend in the ER. But the decadence doesn't end there. Seconds after the bread is pulled from the toné, a baker parts the cheese to make way for a final flourish: hunks of butter and a cracked raw egg. When the bubbling mass is placed before you, you must wield your spoon fearlessly and, working from the yolk out, vigorously swirl the ingredients together until hypnotizing spirals of orange and white begin to appear. At this point - and God forbid the mixture get cold - tear off a corner of bread and dunk with conviction.

This is how Adjarians eat khachapuri, an umbrella genre of cheese-filled breads that are sold hot at hole-in-the-wall bakeries around the country. While each region has its favorite iteration of khachapuri - vegetables, meats, or legumes may be added - khachapuri Adjaruli has eclipsed the competition to become Georgia's national dish.

Benjamin Kemper

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Heike 3 years, 3 months ago

Great photos, I'm a huge fan of fortresses and castles. 
ok - and now I will have a look into my fridge...suddenly I'm so hungry..smile

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 3 years, 3 months ago

Enjoy. smile Thank you so much for your comment dear Heike

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Joe Zink 3 years, 3 months ago

Really like the perspective in #1

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you Joe

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Andi Saw 3 years, 3 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 3 months ago

You do not sleep? Or do you wake up very very early? smile

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Fascinating series. I love to see these places that I would never see, otherwise. The food looks wonderful! Thanks!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

I feel the same Jay. PB allows me to see the world through other eyes. Thanks for all the favs my friend

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 3 years, 3 months ago

The town looks like something out of a fairy tale . The bread looks simply amazing , Crusty and hearty to say the least. My curiousity is peaked what is the flavor of the cheese ?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 3 years, 3 months ago

The cheese flavor was a bit too heavy for my taste, and the bread was very good. I wasn't able to eat the whole thing. smile Thanks my friend

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan 3 years, 3 months ago

Mmm, looks so tasty!!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 3 months ago

Better to the eye than to the stomach, IMHO. smile

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 3 months ago

Molten canoe of carbohydrates....looks delicious minus the raw egg!  These almost all look like paintings from your edits.  Beautiful series as always.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 3 months ago

Too much cheese for my taste. Thanks for your kind words Stephanie

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 3 months ago

Nice series,bread looks yummie,but for to much cheese I pass.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 3 months ago

Same though here smile

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 3 months ago

Great shots - and this food! I can smell and taste it ...

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Sigrid. I also thought so but then I tasted it, and although the bread was rather good, the amount of cheese in it was enough to turn you into a milkman. smile

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Francesc 3 years, 3 months ago

Smell good....I love the first and the third one

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 years, 3 months ago

It was a rather strong food - lots of calories smile Thanks my friend

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