The Georgian Feast


Winner of the 1994 IACP Julia Child Award for Cookbook of the Year

Nestled in the Caucasus mountain range between the Black and Caspian seas, the Republic of Georgia is as beautiful as it is bountiful. The unique geography of the land, which includes both alpine and subtropical zones, has created an enviable culinary tradition. In The Georgian Feast, Darra Goldstein explores the many delicious and varied dishes that come from the rich Georgian culinary tradition. Georgian cooking is a celebration of the robust, joyous Georgian people and their fertile, radiant land. This hearty, luscious food prompted Russian poet Alexander Pushkin to declare, “Every Georgian dish is a poem.”


Praise for The Georgian Feast

“If you’ve got Georgia on your mind, then The Georgian Feast is required reading. This superbly written book is part ethnography, part geography, and part cookbook. Ms. Goldstein describes the rugged topography and turbulent history of this region that was once a crossroad of trade between Asia and Europe. These cultural influences, along with a healthy variety of food-producing environments, have led to a rich native cuisine.”
—Anthony Dias Blue

“Darra Goldstein is a dedicated scholar of Russian culture and in recent years has focused on Georgia. The work before you represents deep insight into Georgia’s unique culture and rich history.”
—Eduard Shevardnadze, former president of the Republic of Georgia