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Andrew North

Andrew North

Andrew, the creator of CB’s Tbilisi Sketches series, is a British journalist and artist and first tasted khinkali when he was sent to Georgia in 2008 to report on the war with Russia for the BBC. He worked for the broadcaster for nearly 20 years, with long stints reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan and many other parts of the Middle East and Asia. Andrew is now mixing art and journalism, while also working on a book. He moved to Tbilisi with his family in 2014 and you’ll sometimes see his work in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. He’s yet to taste a Georgian dish he doesn’t like, but he’s yet to meet a Georgian who likes that old British favorite Marmite.

Recent stories by Andrew North

December 26, 2017

Tbilisi Sketches: Muscling Up Some Churchkhela

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Tbilisi -- Tbilisi stores and markets are festooned now with distinctive sausage-shaped candies called churchkhela, ready for New Year celebrations and then Orthodox Christmas on January 7. They are a very traditional Georgian specialty, usually homemade from grape juice thickened with flour and nuts. Read more
Rough, wild, but always beautiful, the bazaar awaits you on our culinary walk!
September 26, 2016

Tbilisi Sketches: Strange Fruit

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Tbilisi -- This is a piece that celebrates the odd, the misshapen and the sometimes grotesque – in other words, what to look for to find a really tasty tomato.  Read more