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- n. Georgian cheese pastry.
And it made me think of a time long before, at a seacoast resort in what was then the Soviet republic of Georgia, when Id stopped into a stand-up snack bar for a khachapuri and a cup of Turkish coffee and seen a brass-framed photo of Joseph Stalin displayed proudly on the counter.
One of my favorites is the recipe for khachapuri ~ Georgian flatbread with cheese inside.
By summer, he had installed free Wi-Fi, chaise lounges, quirky contemporary public art and food kiosks selling retro ice cream, fresh fruit and khachapuri , or Georgian cheese bread - almost a political statement given the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 and lingering mutual hostility.
Try the khachapuri, the signature bread filled with suluguni, the national cheese.
Specific Georgian varieties include the cheese-filled puff pastries known as khachapuri.
Next morning Dato and I wake early and after a hearty breakfast of blinis, homemade apple jam, khachapuri (bread with baked cheese inside), yoghurt, pear muraba (slow-cooked fruit) and fresh peach juice, we head off to visit the glacier on Mount Ushba.