“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci. This is most true for Svanetian food: weak on creativity but perfect in taste. Most of the food you can find in Svaneti (and most of Georgia) are variations of potato, cheese, and dough ingredients. While, admittedly, this can be said for most of the world’s regions, Svaneti doesn’t have much choice at the 2000+ metres above sea level. Locals believe it’s the type of potato grown in Svaneti or the soil itself that makes their local potato-based dishes so amazing. This maybe true as it is home to some of the best potatoes anywhere although you will have to forget about updating your calorie-counter apps.
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Tash-M-Jab (You may already know that Svans speak different dialect from the rest of Georgia. These names are of Svanetian origin) can be also pronounced as Tashmijabi and the more it is stretched, the better it is.