Christine Vartanian Datian

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Yield: About 45 pieces. Ingredients: 4 cups flour 1 cube butter at room temperature (Note: 1 cube is equivalent to 1 stick or 1/2 cup) 3/4 cup shortening 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 dry yeast cake, dissolved in warm water (Note: 1 dry yeast cake[...]

Arousiak Avedyan says this traditional Armenian recipe for grape leaves (“yalanchi”) stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of onions, rice and dill is an Avedyan family favorite. She says “delicious” is the only word to describe these[...]

By David Vartanian, chef, The Vintage Press Restaurant in Visalia, California, named one of America’s Best Chefs.*   Batter: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons[...]

  Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil, to taste 6 cups onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper, chopped 2 cups uncooked white rice (Uncle Ben’s, for example) 1 cup water 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon[...]