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Khachapuri in Phoenix?

ipsedixit Nov 21, 2008 12:47 PM

Can one find khachapuri anywhere in Phoenix (or the Valley)?

Thanks as always.

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    Mattoclock RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2008 01:59 PM

    My wife is Georgain and keeps telling me how good it is but I've never actually tasted it.

    Next time the mother-in-law visits apparently she is going to make some which I guess proves that every cloud does have a silver lining.

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      ipsedixit RE: Mattoclock Nov 21, 2008 02:27 PM

      Lucky you.

      I've never understood why American pizzas don't incorporate eggs more often as a common topping/ingredient.

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        Mattoclock RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2008 07:25 PM

        Sassi have an appetizer you would probably like then.

        Its a kind of flat bread / rustic with a runny egg as topping.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          johnseberg RE: ipsedixit Nov 21, 2008 07:58 PM

          Humble Pie had an Egg and Prosciutto pizza, which I enjoyed. Their menu changes, so, I don't know if it is currently available.

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          Humble Pie
          6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Starka RE: ipsedixit Nov 25, 2008 08:31 AM

            I'm confused- all the khachapuri that I've had did not include an egg on top. Is that a regional specialty? I'm used to relatively unadorned yeast bread with salty melted cheese interior. There's a recipe in Darra Goldstein's "A Georgian Feast" cookbook that's pretty straightforward, if I'm remembering right.

            (And don't know a source in Phoenix... but ask your mother-in-law to make some bean salads to go with it! Georgian food is amazingly tasty!!)

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              ipsedixit RE: Starka Nov 25, 2008 09:33 AM

              I think Khachapuri comes in different variations, some with egg and some with just a mixture of cheeses (or mashed potatoes). Both are good IMO, but topped with an egg gives the Khachapuri that extra kick.

        2. SushioCity RE: ipsedixit Nov 26, 2008 11:08 AM

          If you mean LA's San Fernando Valley, there's a Big Mama's & Papa's in Studio City which serves khachapouri.

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          Big Mamas & Papas Pizzaria
          12616 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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            ipsedixit RE: SushioCity Nov 26, 2008 04:40 PM

            That's where I had my first one. But it was the Big Mama's in downtown.

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