MOSCOW (AP) Fans are sure to sample delicious food in Russia at the Confederations Cup, but chances are it’ll be from Georgia.
It’s not southern soul food, though.
The Georgia in question is an ex-Soviet country of just under 4 million people in the Caucasus region whose rich and hearty food and wine has conquered the hearts of many Russians.
Traditional dishes like khachapuri – cheese-stuffed bread – and juicy khinkali dumplings are longstanding Russian favorites. The fruity, full-bodied wines have cemented Georgian cuisine’s status as Russia’s go-to foreign food, like Chinese and Mexican dishes in the U.