Traditional cuisine of the Caucasus
Caucasian cuisine are unusual tasteand aroma. Caucasian cuisine - a broad concept that includes not only the Georgian, Azerbaijani and Armenian dishes and culinary delights of the North Caucasus (Abkhazians, Ossetians, Nogai, Karachai, Dagestani and others).
Food in the Caucasus
Every people living in the Caucasus, there arehis favorite dishes, for example, in the Abkhazian kitchen very popular vegetarian dishes, because the diet of the local population's nutritional make up of fruits, vegetables, melons, honey, walnuts, dairy products, spices (fresh green garlic, coriander, basil, mint and other herbs ).
The inhabitants of mountainous areas of the North Caucasus feedgoat, mutton, rarely - poultry and beef: their meals, they tend to cook for 1 day. Their diet is not just meat, but also dairy products, cereals, vegetables and fruits.
Resting in the Caucasus, should try barbecue,chakhokhbili, kharcho, lobio, kebab, khachapuri, a cheese platter (smoked cheese Cecilia, cheese, suluguni chechil "noodles"), sauce tkemali and adjika, fish and seafood (fried flounder, perch, mullet, trout, risotto from Rapana, a salad of mussels, grilled shrimp).
Especially enjoy Caucasian cuisine, gourmet,prefer spicy food - like the Caucasus, food seasoning spices such as hops-suneli, turmeric, cloves, coriander, as well as a dining or sprinkle it with wine vinegar (it gives a distinctive flavor to meat dishes).
As for the sweet tooth, then they should try baklava, kozinaki, turkish delight, sherbet, candied nuts.
Where to eat in the Caucasus? At your service:
- cafes and restaurants;
- pizzerias and trattorias;
- bistros and cafes.
Drinks in the Caucasus
A popular drink in the Caucasus is tea, infused on mountain grasses, ayran, dance, chacha (liquor made from grapes), wine, brandy.
Caucasian wines are renowned for high quality, and for the local people, wine is an important part of the meal, a source of health and longevity.
Gastronomic tour in the Caucasus
Gourmets can go on tour, involvingtasting deli meats in the mountains of North Ossetia. On arrival you will be accommodated in one of the mountain villages (Ahsan, Dzhinaga, Dargavs, beating), and for several days, you will smile happy to drink fresh milk a bit of sugar with an aromatic and fresh home-made bread, a walk through the meadows, ride on yaks and horses, visit the house ethnographic villages, whose owners will treat you Ossetian pies and other national dishes (if you wish, you can learn how to cook the butter and yogurt).
Meet Highland cuisine, famousmeat dishes can be, going in the Kabardino-Balkaria - travel organizers will lead you through the cafes and restaurants, where you feed the most delicious national dishes (shurpa, barbecue, hychiny).
Embark on a gastronomic tour of the Caucasus - a great opportunity to taste the delicious variety of dishes of Caucasian cuisine.