"Every Georgian dish is a poem."—Alexander Pushkin
According to Georgian legend, God took a supper break while creating the world. He became so involved with his meal that he inadvertently tripped over the high peaks of the Caucasus, spilling his food onto the land below. The land blessed by heaven's table scraps became Georgia.
Nestled in the Caucasus mountain range between the Black and Caspian seas, the Republic of Georgia is as beautiful as it is bountiful. The unique geography of the land, which includes both alpine and subtropical zones, has created an enviable culinary tradition.
Winner of the IACP Julia Child Award for Cookbook of the Year, The Georgian Feast introduced a generation of cooks to the rich and robust cuisine and culture of Georgia. This revised and expanded anniversary edition features new photography, recipes, and an essay from celebrated wine writer Alice Feiring.
About the Author
Darra Goldstein is the founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture and the author of five award-winning cookbooks, including A Taste of Russia and Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking. She is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita at Williams College.
"A quarter of a century ago, Darra Goldstein demystified Georgian cuisine for a new set of audiences. In the updated edition of this foundational book, just as the title foretells, Goldstein once again sets out a supra—a table fully laden with a multicourse feast—a shared table being at the heart of the Georgian ethos. . . . Goldstein’s many levels of expertise, as a food scholar and as someone intimately familiar with the language, culture, and history of the region, deliver more than just the average cookbook. . . . Beyond familiarizing readers with Georgian dishes, The Georgian Feast does a superb job of linking the dishes to the region’s history and culture." — Gastronomica