Street Food in Tbilisi
National Geographic TV Programme Street Food Around The World visited Georgia. Focusing on the most widely used ingredients, Ishai Golan had 25 hours to taste all the foods Tbilisi’s streets had to offer.
“Despite a turbulent past, Georgian cuisine has maintained an exceptional variety of foods. Ishai has 24 hours to taste all the foods Tbilisi’s unique streets have to offer”, National Geographic website reports.
“According to an ancient Georgian legend, representatives of all the peoples came before God as He was about to distribute land to each. Only the Georgians, who were busy eating and drinking, did not attend. When they did finally appear before God, He said to them, “Now you come? I have already distributed everything”. To which the Georgians replied, “We were celebrating in Your honor with food and drink…” and they invited God to join them. God enjoyed himself so much that he gave them the plot of land that he had kept for himself. Thus it is called “God’s Acre”.
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is 10 times larger than any other city in the country. It is located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and lies along one of the historic Silk Road routes. This physically and economically strategic location has attracted many invaders: the Byzantines, the Mongols, the Turks and a long list of others. The city was actually conquered, destroyed and rebuilt 29 times. The only area that remained relatively unaffected is the Old city of Tbilisi, with its crooked houses, colorful carved wood balconies and cobblestone streets”, Street Food Around The World official Facebook page informs.