Editor's Note: Welcome to a new episode of 1 Minute Meal, a series of video snapshots documenting the places, people, and foods that make New York a vibrant food community.
Khachapuri, an umbrella term for a variety of cheese breads, is something of a national pastime in Georgia. Running a gamut of baked goods from the pastry-like penovani to the boat-shaped, egg-crowned adjaruli, good khachapuri embodies Georgian cuisine's commitment to serious bread and hearty fare.
Georgian Food (signed out front as "Brick Oven Bread"), a bakery and takeout in Brighton Beach, joins several other Georgian kitchens in adapting the ritual of baking khachapuri and shotis puri to South Brooklyn. Co-owner Shorena Dalakishvili, who founded the business with partner Mzia Induashvili after immigrating from Georgia, puts it plainly in this episode of 1 Minute Meal.
Previously on 1 Minute Meal
Georgian Food, a.k.a. Brick Oven Bread
About the videographer: James Boo has been a Serious Eats contributor since 2010. Working as a freelance journalist, he is also the founder of Real Cheap Eats and a documentarian. Check out his food-and-travel blog, The Eaten Path, for more journeys to the real meal.
About the music: Georgian folk performance recorded by Jeff Greene for Evergreene Music.