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Authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

This Chicken Paprikash Recipe is a staple dish in Hungary. Make sure to use the freshest Hungarian Sweet Paprika you can find in order to get the full authentic flavor of this dish. One taste and you’ll understand why this is a favorite dish in Hungary – classic comfort food at it’s finest! Serve over …

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Georgian Chicken Cooked in Milk and Garlic – Shkmeruli

Shkmeruli (chicken cooked in milk and garlic sauce) was one of our very favorite dishes when we traveled to the country of Georgia. It has very few ingredients, which are traditionally combined together and baked in a traditional Georgian red clay baking dish, or ketsi. While the whole recipe is relatively simple, after tasting it, …

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Khinkali – Georgian Beef and Pork Soup Dumplings

Khinkali (also known as Chinkali or Xinkali) are stuffed pasta dumplings that are a favorite dish from the Country of Georgia. They are similar to Chinese Soup Dumplings, (Xiao Long Bao), but are much larger than their bite-sized cousins. These hearty little bags of goodness are typically served up on large platters and shared with …

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Georgian Spicy Beef Ribs in Ajika Sauce

Our spicy ribs in Ajika sauce recipe combines some spices unique to Georgia along with heat from chile peppers. This results in a delicious and unique flavor that’ll have you making these again and again. When we arrived in the country of Georgia, we knew we were in for a delicious culinary experience. We had …

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Adjarian Khachapuri – Georgian Cheese and Egg Bread

New visitors to the country of Georgia will quickly discover that the people of this region have a vast love of bread and cheese. Restaurant menus are loaded with several kinds of fresh baked bread, with the most popular stuffed with cheese. We sampled all kinds during our visit to the Caucasus country, and found …

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Georgian Spinach Cilantro and Walnut Salad – Ispanakhis Pkhali

This Georgian Spinach Salad (Ispanakhis Pkhali) absolutely saved our waistlines during our time in Tbilisi, Georgia. Here there is a bakery and a cheese shop on almost every corner, and when putting them together, some of the best cheese bread (called Khachapuri) that we’ve even eaten. Georgian’s are also very fond of plump pasta dumplings …

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Georgian Stuffed Mushrooms with Sulguni Cheese

I consider these Sulguni Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms as a gateway “drug” to Georgian cuisine. And that’s saying a lot, because Georgian food is some of the most unique and delicious that we have experienced. When I told friends and family that I planned to visit the Former Republic of Georgia, many admitted that they had …

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Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta

Roasting eggplant (or aubergine) is my favorite way to prepare it. The more I travel the more I find new ways to cook this versatile fruit.  This recipe, Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Feta, was inspired by my time in Bulgaria. Bulgarian’s love their cheese! When cheese is added to a recipe in Bulgaria it’s …

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Bulgarian Meatball Soup – Supa Topcheta

Supa Topcheta, or Bulgarian Meatball Soup, is a favorite traditional Bulgarian dish and comfort food at its best.  The hearty soup is filled with vegetables and meatballs made with a combination of pork and beef. There are many variations of the recipe, some using rice, different vegetables such as tomatoes or chicken instead of beef …

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