The summers in Georgia are warm and mostly clear; the winters are long, very cold and partly cloudy; and it’s dry all year. Usually, the temperature ranges from 28 ° F to 88 ° F over the course of the year and is never below 20 ° F or above 97 ° F.
The biggest culinary difference occurs between the east and west areas. In the west, the most importance is placed on vegetarian food, cooked primarily with walnuts. Herbs and spices render Western Georgian food hot and spicy, particularly tarragon, basil, coriander, Grec leaf and pepper. Cheese is generally made from cow’s milk and is consumed either with cornbread or porridge of corn and flour. Khachapuri is popular, some kind of cheese pizza.