11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions
Aug25

11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions

Version française When @les petites cases helps Eats to West summarizing one year of travel, emotions and discoveries… #photoInvasion !   Turkey : “WOW nice place, I should settle down there for the rest of my life… Wait, no, there might be a trick somewhere !” First month can be difficult and full of doubts !   Georgia : “Nothing better than mountains and rivers to start thinking of the world,...

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Matsoni – yogurt, Georgia
Aug28

Matsoni – yogurt, Georgia

Version française Matsoni : The georgian yogurt, my favorite food for breakfast I’ve been told that the bacteria used to make Georgian yogurt (fermented milk) were different from the bacteria used in the bulgarian or greek yogurts. It’s apparently what makes it soft and not too sour. I didn’t find the name of these bacteria on the web unfortunately. But when I’ll be ready to make my own yogurts at home when...

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Top things to do in Georgia
Aug27

Top things to do in Georgia

Georgia, the country of mountains, monastery and churches Georgia is an ex USSR country surrounded by Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbadjian. Its capital is Tbilissi, its people speaks Georgian, Russian and English (Russian for the old ones and English for the young ones). And for more info wikipedia. The main activities in Georgia are hiking, visiting monasteries, churches and toasting around glasses of wine and chacha ! If you plan...

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Pickles – Georgia
Aug26

Pickles – Georgia

Version française Again it looks like a belgian recipe but it’s from Georgia ! Back to the old times, everyone, in summer, was preparing the next winter. Nana’s pickles would definitely be part of that winter preparation process… this little sour cucumber that goes so well in a sauce, a burger or in a sandwich… (And that goes particularly well with a “tartine d’Américain” for my Belgian...

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Uravi, The ex USSR city of Arsenic mining
Aug26

Uravi, The ex USSR city of Arsenic mining

Version française Uravi, a city who has been almost abandoned after the ex USSR left the arsenic mines in a hurry… I was shocked when I discovered the Aral sea case and the ship cemetry in Uzbekistan but now with this new discovery in Urvai I think I’ll have to give this part of history a deeper investigation. If I summarize (otherwise it would take hours of explanation and I’m far from being an expert on this...

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Churchckela – The georgian treat
Aug24

Churchckela – The georgian treat

Version française 100% natural and very fun to make : Churchkhela, 100% Georgia ! When you travel, it’s rare to find something sweet which is not industrial or full of chemicals. In Georgia it’s possible. I’ve discovered how to make this national treat and I’m already a big fan of it. It’s very good and actually very useful if you go trekking as the combination of fruit sugar and dried fruits is a perfect...

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The culinary specialities of Georgia
Aug23

The culinary specialities of Georgia

Version française Something very new for my European palate but delicious when you know what to look for I didn’t expect the recipes to be based on a spices mix of walnut, fenugreek, marigol, coriander and parsley but this is definetily what the georgian cuisine tastes like and I love it. It’s not always easy to find a good place to eat and on the other way round it’s very easy to find some very cheap street food...

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Portrait – Nana & Sopi, 63 & 28, Ambrolauri, Georgia
Aug16

Portrait – Nana & Sopi, 63 & 28, Ambrolauri, Georgia

Version française Nana & Sopi, mother and daughter in life, at work and in the kitchen Portrait : Nana and Sopi are mother and daughter. They were both born in the racha district in Georgia and live in Ambrolauri.   Nana is married and has a son, Valeria, 31 years old, and a daughter, Sopi, 28 years old. She learned how to cook  with her mother when she was very young and she’s now sharing her knowledge with her own...

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Gupta & Jomi – Meat balls and rice – Georgia
Aug16

Gupta & Jomi – Meat balls and rice – Georgia

Version française Gupta & Jomi – It Looks like our Belgian “boulettes” but it’s Georgian Ingredients for the tomato sauce: 10 tomatoes 3 onions 7 garlic cloves 1 bunch of parsley 1 tbsp of coriander powder 1 tbsp of blue fenugreek Salt Preparation of tomato sauce : In a saucepan, sear the onions with sunflower oil and add the tomatoes and spices. Add herbs, garlic and salt at the end of the cooking process....

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Chackockbili – Beef stew with walnut sauce – Georgia
Aug15

Chackockbili – Beef stew with walnut sauce – Georgia

Version française Chackockbili, my favorite meat recipe, a speciality from Racha Ingredients: (I unfortunately don’t have the proportion for the recipe. Count around 200 g beef per person, 3 big onions, 7 garlic cloves and the spices represent around 3 tsp  after being mixed). Beef Poultry broth onion Parsley Mashed garlic Tomato purée Walnut powder Coriander powder A bunch of fresh coriander Blue fennugreek powder Marigol...

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