You can’t always have what you want

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 ┬áit.

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…

It hurts to even look at this.
(image by By PlayMistyForMe (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons)