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Among the deep array of goods found at Tbilisi’s Dezerter’s Bazaar, the focal point of our culinary walk in the city, is a formidable selection of colorful and tasty pickles.

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July 1, 2019

Cheese in Sheep’s Clothing

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All Hail the Pickle Queen

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TbilisiNunu Gachecheladze, our “pickle queen” at the Deserter’s Bazaar, pickles everything on site from produce she gets at the bazaar, based on her family recipe. While they’re all outstanding, our favorites are her pickled cucumbers and carrots.
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