Teona Chikhladze is a psychologist and public relations specialist by profession - “I have been fascinated by cooking since childhood. There wasn’t a specific day when I decided to study culinary, it happened gradually, in the kitchen while watching my mother cooking, who is an excellent culinary. The kitchen was one of the places, where I had communication with my mother. Immediately after returning from work, she was working her magic in the kitchen, and I stood near my mother, whom I used to miss when she was at work and talked with her about the past day. This time turned out to be a culinary academy for me as well as an opportunity to make the best friend with my mother. That’s how I learned to create magic in the kitchen.
I almost never read a recipe. I can recognize all the ingredients when I taste it and can you imagine, even the technology of preparation. I never avoid improvisations.
In our family, under the influence of large doses of Ukrainian-Russian genes, one of the most popular dishes of the summer was Okroshka, to which, with my improvisation, I added “Borjomi” and beet juice for coloring.
I hope you will like it and cold Okroshka will refresh yourself in hot summer days.