One of the books I’m delving into for Georgia is The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia by Darra Goldstein. Verdict so far: thumbs up. I haven’t cooked anything yet, but the recipes look fantastic and I’m looking forward to diving in quite soon. I’ve been delayed a bit by the calendar; it was Thanksgiving here in the US this week, so non-turkey-and-stuffing-related cooking had to take a backseat.
There is one other small problem: Georgians apparently LOVE walnuts.
And…I’m allergic to walnuts. (Pecans too). It’s a total pain, and I am not amused by any of it.
So, there are so many wonderful sounding dishes that I won’t be able to make. I might just post a few of the forbidden ones, so you can try them and tell me what I’m missing…sigh…