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Nestled between Russia and Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea, Georgia is a country with deeply rooted culinary traditions. For centuries, life in Georgia has revolved around the dinner table, mostly in the form of the supra – a traditional feast complete with a toastmaster and liters of home-grown wine.
Tbilisi is the capital city of the country of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari river. The city covers an area of 726 km² (280.3 square miles) and has a population of approximately 1,345,000. Tbilisi lies in the centre of eastern Georgia, in the foothills of the Trialeti mountain range. According to Georgian legends, it was founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali who, while hunting, shot a pheasant which fell into a warm spring and was either boiled or healed.