Scenes from Georgia

In the Republic of Georgia, bold, unique flavors, ancient methods of winemaking, and epic meals are at the center of a way of life. These images are from senior editor Karen Shimizu’s trip to Georgia, which she writes about in Everlasting Feast.

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A mid-day picnic, at a grape harvest in Kakheti, in Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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Harvesting grapes in Kakheti, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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From left: Leah Beroshvili, her grandson Lazare, daughter Ketevan, and son-in-law John Wurdeman, share a lunch of mchadi (Georgian cornbread); cheese; khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread); tomato and cucumber salad; eggplants stuffed with walnuts; and chicken and walnut stew. See the recipe for Khachapuri (Cheese and Egg Bread) »
See the recipe for Katmis Satsivi (Chicken with Walnut Sauce) »
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A worshiper at St. Nino’s, an orthodox church in Bodbe, Kakheti, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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In the courtyard of Pheasant’s Tears, a wine bar and restaurant in Sighnaghi, Republic of Georgia. In the upper-left corner are metal skewers for grilling meat; through the arched doorway in the top of the image is a hard-carved traditional trough for pressing grapes; at right, bread bakes in a tone, a tandoori-like oven. Landon Nordeman
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The marketplace in Telavi, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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Khachapuri, Georgian cheese bread. See the recipe for Acharuli Khachapuri (Cheese and Egg Bread) » Landon Nordeman
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Unearthed qvevri, traditional wine-aging and storing vessels, laying aboveground at Pheasant’s Tears winery in Kakheti, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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Leah Beroshvili, 73, cooks in her daughter’s home in Sighnaghi, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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Leah Beroshvili, with her daughter Ketevan and granddaughter Gvantsa. Landon Nordeman
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Winemaker Gela Pataiashvilick stirs fermenting wines in a subterranean qvevri the cellar of Pheasant’s Tears winery. Landon Nordeman
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A woman harvesting grapes in Kakheti, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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Assorted pickles for sale in Telavi, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman
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The main road leading into Sighnaghi, Republic of Georgia. Landon Nordeman