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About Architecture - Lazika Pier Sculpture

Lazika Pier Sculpture

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Completed at the end of 2012, the Lazika Pier Sculpture was intended to mark the beginning of the development of a new city that was to be called Lazika (Georgian: ლაზიკა).

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck. www.marcusbuck.com

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects the 31 meter high sculpture is located on Georgia’s Black Sea coast at the end of a one hundred meter long pier and is constructed of steel plates…

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About Food - Green Garlic and Mushrooms

Recipe for Green Garlic and Mushrooms

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In this family recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make a green garlic and mushroom dish. Green garlic is young garlic, picked before the cloves have begun to mature.

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Ingredients: 1 kilo of mushrooms, 5 green garlic, 3 large onions, 100 grams of butter, 3 tbs of oil and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

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Preparation: Wash and slice the mushrooms and add to a pan…

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About Sights - The Egrisi Mountain Range

The Egrisi Mountain Range

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

The Egrisi mountain range is a watershed ridge of the Inguri (Georgian: ენგური) and Tskhenistkali rivers situated in the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region (Georgian: სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი). It reaches a maximum elevation of 3,173 meters at Mount Tsekuri.

The Egrisi mountain range

The Egrisi mountain range

Forests of broad-leaved trees, such as oak and beech, grow on the slopes of the…

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About Food - Kuchmachi

Recipe for Kuchmachi

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Kuchmachi is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or chickens. In this recipe we have used pig. Kuchmachi can be made with or without walnuts and is usually garnished with pomegranate seeds.

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Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs.

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Other ingredients: 200 grams of pig fat or butter, 4 onions, 4 cloves of garlic, 40 grams of fresh…

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About Food - Trout with Pomegranate Sauce

Recipe for Trout with Pomegranate Sauce

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Despite Georgia having 26,060 rivers and 850 lakes, fish dishes make up a small part of traditional Georgian cuisine, particularly when compared with the abundance of meat recipes. Trout and carp are the most popular fish and are usually fried or barbecued. In this old recipe we show how to make fried trout with a delicious pomegranate sauce.

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Ingredients (2 servings): 4 trout, 40 grams of…

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About Culture - The Memtevri of Ajara

Goderdzi Pass in Adjara

Goderdzi Pass

Ajara (Georgian: აჭარა) is a largely mountainous region in south-west Georgia with areas rising to more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level. Seasonal farming, connected with cattle breeding, has been practiced in the mountains since Paleolithic times. The mountain farmers call themselves “Memtevri” and their cattle and milk products are an important part of the local economy.

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About History - Conservation of the Gelati Frescos

Conservation of Gelati Frescos

Frescos at the Church of the Virgin at Gelati

Gelati (Georgian: გელათის მონასტერი) is a monastic complex near the city of Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia. The Monastery is among the most important cultural landmarks of Georgia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex contains the Church of the Virgin founded by David the Builder (Georgian: დავით აღმაშენებელი) in 1106, and the 13th-century churches of St George and St…

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About Food - Ajarian Lobiani

Recipe for Ajarian Lobiani

Ajarian Lobiani

Lobiani (Georgian: ლობიანი) is enjoyed all year round and especially on the Georgian holiday of Barbaroba, or St. Barbara’s Day (December 17). In this recipe we will show how to make Ajarian lobiani, which uses the traditional oval boat shape of Ajarian Khachapuri.

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Ingredients for the dough (to make 4 Ajarian lobiani): 1 kilo of flour, 300 ml of water or milk, 1 egg, 1 heaped tbs of yeast, 1 tsp…

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About Food - Lobio Gupta

Recipe for Lobio Gupta

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make Lobio Gupta, an appetizer made with walnuts, green onion, garlic and spices and served cold.

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Ingredients: 400 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 150 grams of walnuts, 40 grams of green onions, 40 grams of fresh green coriander, 2 cloves of garlic, 3-4 bay…

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About Sights - Astronomical Clock in Batumi

The Astronomical Clock in Batumi

Astronomical Clock in Europe Square in Batumi

Made in Germany, the Astronomical Clock in Europe Square in the city of Batumi (Georgian: ბათუმი) adorns the restored facade of the former National Bank building. A chime indicates the full hour, a single ring the half-hour.

Astronomical Clock in Europe Square in Batumi

Astronomical Clock in Europe Square in Batumi

Apart from the time of day, the clock also shows astronomical information – the placement of the sun and the moon, the moon…

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