Khachapuri – the Pie You’ll Want to Eat the Whole of After Hiking up and down the Entire Caucasus (And Some Awesome News!)

In all of my travels, I have never actually been to Georgia. And yet, I think of it fondly and often where it comes to its food and wine, for the Russians who have controlled this amazing part of the Caucasus on and off throughout its turbulent history, have done it at least this one favor – they have popularized its amazing cuisine and wine culture far … Continue reading Khachapuri – the Pie You’ll Want to Eat the Whole of After Hiking up and down the Entire Caucasus (And Some Awesome News!)

How To Saganaki (Cheese)

Everyone – or almost everyone – who has been to Greece or even a good Greek restaurant, has seen the ubiquotous “Cheese Saganaki” on a menu.  And those of us who have tried it are usually immediately and forever enslaved to the cult of the Fried Cheese (which is what ‘saganaki cheese’ means), and seek to repeat the divine eating experience over and over again like … Continue reading How To Saganaki (Cheese)

Stuffed Squash with Rice, Beef and Mushrooms

I know that I tend to go on and on about stews and soups come (every) autumn, but here is a dish which I make at every opportunity I get, and which makes a beautiful and delicious (not to mention much speedier!) alternative to a long-cooked stew as a fall-weather main course for a dinner party, or just a sit-on-sofa-with-bowl-in-lap sort of evening. Stuffed squash is something which I … Continue reading Stuffed Squash with Rice, Beef and Mushrooms