Tasting Georgia

Tasting Georgia : A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

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Award-winning food and wine writer and photographer Carla Capalbohas travelled across Georgia collecting recipes and gathering stories fromtraditional food and wine producers in this stunning but little-knowncountry, nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea.The result is a beautifully illustrated cookbook and personal travel guide.Meet Georgia's best chefs and cooks and sample their vibrant, colourfulcuisine, including vegetables blended with walnuts and aromatic herbs,subtly spiced stews and the irresistible cheese-filled khachapuri breadsthat are served on every table.Georgia is one of the world's oldest winemaking areas, with wines traditionallymade in clay qvevri buried in the ground. These wines are someof today's most soughtafter by fans of natural and organic viticulture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 191 x 248 x 24mm | 1,875g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • over 390 photographs
  • 1843681250
  • 9781843681250
  • 46,422

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Agricultural and food biodiversity are fundamental resources for our survival and we all need to protect them. Carla Capalbo has long played her part through her food writing. She's doing it again here, in this detailed and colourful book about Georgia. With characteristic empathy and engagement, she's documented Georgia's unique gastronomic traditions and the people who have fought so hard to preserve them. - Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food ; A book that shows the world perhaps one of the last undiscovered great food cultures of Europe - Rene Redzepi, nomashow more

About Carla Capalbo

Carla Capalbo was born in New York, brought up in Paris and Londonand lived for many years in Italy. She divides her time between Georgia,London and Italy. An ex-sculptor, editor and stylist, she now works as afreelance journalist and photographer. She's a regular contributor toDecanter, ZesterDaily and Cook_inc and many other publications onboth sides of the Atlantic. Carla has written fourteen books on theculture of producing food and wine, and received numerous awards.Her last book, Collio: Fine Wines and Foods from Italy's North-east wonthe prestigious Andre Simon Award for best wine book, and her photosof Georgia have won several awards, including from the iacp's CulinaryTrust. She is closely linked to Slow Food, and a member of the Guild ofFood Writers and Circle of Wine Writers. Her website is www.carlacapalbo.com .show more