Thursday, July 7, 2011

Market Report: on the road between Donetsk and Mariupol, July 2011

On Tuesday, on our way back to Donetsk from Sartana, the Greek village near Mariupol, we stopped at a highway-side market to see what was for sale.  The vendors told us they were all from nearby villages.  Here's what was for sale.  Above, pickles and pickled peppers.
Zucchini and patty pan squash.
Hazelnuts (the first we've seen in a from-the-village kind of market)
These are Georgian, we think.  They are an almond stuffed inside a grape surrounded by a sort of hard fruit jelly.  Anyone know the name?
Red and black currants.
Smoked fish.  And finally,  two market vendors who were kind enough to pose for us at their work.


  1. Churchchella in Georgia or Rojik in Armenia.

  2. Oh, God! I am stuck... This is turning into a food quiz, and I do not seem to be able to fight the temptation... ;) Anyway, I think the "Georgian sausages" are actually Turkish; so called Üzüm pekmezi (grape molasses).

  3. Чурчхела/ჩურჩხელა?Чурчхела

  4. You can find a churchkhela recipe here.