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Georgian cuisine (Georgian: ქართული სამზარეულო; k’art’uli samzareulo) refers to the cooking styles and dishes that originate in the country of Georgia (along with two breakaway independent states of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) and which are historically prepared by Georgian people around the world. The Georgian cuisine is unique to the country, but also carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, with variations such as Megrelian, Kakhetian, and Imeretian cuisines. Heavy on meat dishes, the Georgian cuisine also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes.

Georgian cuisine is the result of the rich interplay of culinary ideas carried along the trade routes by merchants and travelers alike. The importance of both food and drink to Georgian culture is best observed during a feast called supra, when a huge assortment of dishes are prepared, always accompanied by large amounts of wine, and that can last for hours. In a Georgian feast, the role of the tamada (toastmaster) is an important and honoured position.

Georgian restaurants were prevalent in Russia throughout the 20th century, influenced in part by Joseph Stalin's Georgian ethnicity. In Russia, all major cities have many Georgian restaurants, and Russian restaurants often feature Georgian food items on their menu.

In countries of the former Soviet Union, Georgian food is also popular due to the immigration of Georgians to other Soviet republics

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Khachapuri

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Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, and is shaped ...

Khinkali

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Khinkali is a Georgian dumpling. It consisted of only minced meat (lamb or beef and pork mixed), onions, chili pepper, ...

Tonis Puri

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Tonis Puri is a type of Georgian bread, baked in a specific bakery called tone or torne/turne. The word is ...

Achma

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Achma is a Georgian traditional puff cake with cheese.

Kharcho

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Kharcho is a Georgian soup containing beef, rice, cherry plum puree and chopped walnut

Chanakhi

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Chanakhi is a Georgian National dish made with spiced lamb stew with potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines and onions

Lavash

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Lavash (Armenian: լավաշ; Azerbaijani and Turkish: lavaş; Kurdish: nanê loş‎; Persian: لواش‎‎; Georgian: ლავაში), sometimes referred to as Armenian lavash, ...

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