Christine Vartanian Datian

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“My immigrant grandparents and American-born parents often served delicious eggplant and lamb dishes at our dinners in 1950s New Jersey,” says Robyn Kalajian. “Some of our family’s traditional recipes featured only eggplant, and in[...]

Photo and recipe from the Vegan Armenian Kitchen Cookbook courtesy of Robyn Kalajian, a retired culinary teacher and food blogger at thearmeniankitchen.com, the essential Armenian recipe and cooking blog that has become an[...]

Esther Bagdasarian’s Grape Leaves (Yalanchi Sarmas) Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large onion, sliced, plus 1 medium onion, sliced 1 cup long-grain or converted rice 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce Juice of 4 lemons 1[...]

Some say Armenian and Middle Eastern pickled vegetables (toorshi or torshi) has been an effective way to preserve vegetables for thousands of years. Not only are homemade assorted pickles simple to make, they can easily be customized and[...]