Award-Winning Writer (and MIR Tour Host) Authors New Pocket Guide on Delicious Georgian Breads
Join author Carla Capalbo in October 2019 as she escorts a MIR tour to Georgia: A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture. The small group tour is a culinary and cultural caravan, where travelers traverse varied landscapes entwined with grapevines, overflowing with wine, and abounding in hospitality (more info and photos).
Carla Capalbo’s Tasting Georgia
It’s a wonderful thing when a world-class author and a world-class subject intersect. That’s exactly what happened when Carla Capalbo, the award-winning food, wine, and travel writer, became interested in the cuisine of the Republic of Georgia.
After several years of extended visits – and extended feasts – she produced a gorgeous book on Georgian wine, cuisine, and culture, called Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus, filled with her evocative photographs. In 2017 it won a coveted international Gourmand award.
Read our interview with Carla about this book and her love for Georgia.
Hot Off The Presses: Georgian Khachapuri & Filled Breads
Now Carla has published the first of a planned series of lightweight, small, pocket-style guides on Georgian food and wine. Perfect for carrying in a pocket or daypack, these little guides are available in Georgia as well as in the U.S. The first in the series is called Georgian Khachapuri & Filled Breads (The Little Georgian Collection).
Khachapuri, literally translated as “cheese bread,” is ubiquitous in Georgia, a bit like pizza in Italy. Often round like a pizza and slathered with melted cheese, it can be bought by the slice on the street or eaten as an appetizer at restaurants. It is one of the Georgian foods that Carla says you “absolutely have to taste,” and you’ll get many a chance to sample if you travel there.
In Georgian Khachapuri & Filled Breads, she introduces 10 of Georgia’s most delicious breads from different regions of the country. Filled with anything from plain cheese to bean paste, ground meats, and vegetables, khachapuri varies with the locale, but is always scrumptious.
Carla has worked hard to make her recipes accessible to anyone, even if the exact ingredients can’t be found. Preparing and baking a few of these recipes is almost as good as being in Georgia – almost.
Taste Khachapuri for Yourself
For those of you who crave the taste of authentic Georgian khachapuri served piping hot from a Tbilisi storefront, you’re in luck. Carla will be hosting the MIR culinary tour to Georgia, A Taste of Georgia, from October 2-14 in 2019.
In the company of a world-class writer, you’ll feast your way around the country, sampling the regional specialties and natural wines that Georgia is becoming renowned for. You’ll discover the history and living traditions of an ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans, and musicians, and get to know a congenial and celebrated food, wine, and travel writer.
Travel to Georgia with MIR
Join Carla Capalbo on MIR’s 2019 departure of A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture. Meet with chefs, winemakers, artisans, and musicians as you sample the food, wine, warm hospitality, and living traditions of this ancient country, with Carla sharing her knowledge and culinary expertise along the way. The only 2019 departure runs from October 2-14, 2019. For more information, contact MIR today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-424-7289.
You can also explore the history and cultural traditions of Georgia and the other South Caucasus countries — Armenia and Azerbaijan — on one of these small group tours or rail journeys by private train:
- Treasures of the South Caucasus (watch a tour video)
- Village Traditions of the South Caucasus
- Caspian Odyssey by Private Train
Or, opt to travel on your dates and at your pace on one of MIR’s private flexible independent trips or on a private journey of Georgia, customized to your desired dates and style.
Chat with one of our destination specialists by email or by phone at 1-800-424-7289 to start planning your travels now.
(Top Photo: Author Carla Capalbo and the cover of her newly released pocket guide, Georgian Khachapuri and Filled Breads)
PUBLISHED: February 14, 2019