From Christine Vartanian Datian

Christine Vartanian Datian

Christine Datian, a Fresno native, is a copywriter and technical writer who has been published in Sunset and Cooking Light Magazines for over a decade. Christine is a graduate of California State University, Fresno (CSUF) with a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. She attributes her accomplishments and interests in writing and creating new recipes to her mother Alice, and her late grandmother, Mrs. Peppy Sarkisian, a native of Adana, Turkey.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. —  Blanche Shaheen is a very successful Arab-American network television host and reporter in both entertainment and news. She reported live daily on the ABC entertainment program “View from the Bay,” hosted[...]

(Photos and recipe are courtesy of Faye and Yakir Levy) Faye Levy is the author of cookbooks in three languages (English, Hebrew and French) — 23 so far, including the award-winning Faye Levy’s International Vegetable Cookbook. Some of[...]

Recipe and photos by Katie Olsen. Courtesy: Valley Fig Growers FRESNO — Sumerian stone tablets dating back to 2500 B.C. record culinary use of figs, and remains of fig trees were found during excavations of Neolithic sites from 5000 B.C.[...]

This original recipe and photo are courtesy of Salpy’s International Kitchen food blog. Discover this recipe and other international recipes at Salpy’s International Kitchen created, adapted, and tested by Salpy Rozario herself.[...]

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Choreg is an Armenian specialty, especially baked at the holidays and for special occasions. For their annual Bazaar at St. John Armenian Church in Southfield, Michigan, the Women’s Guild bakes thousands of choreg[...]

VISALIA, Calif. — Many people believe the Caesar salad was named after Julius Caesar — it’s not. The Caesar salad was invented by an Italian-American man named Caesar Cardini in about 1924. This legendary salad’s creation[...]

Food and wine writer, blogger and cookbook author Barbara Hansen’s interview with acclaimed Armenian-American chef Carrie Nahabedian first appeared in the Los Angeles Times on December 8, 1999, and is reprinted with the permission of the[...]

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Sharafian contributed this family recipe from his amazing food blog, A Serious Bunburyist. Choreg (no matter how it is spelled) is a family favorite in most Armenian households. It is the classic Easter bread that[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — These two recipes and the following text are contributed by writer, recipe developer, and baking instructor Andrew Janjigian, and were originally featured in Cook’s Illustrated (August 3, 2021). Permission was[...]

ENCINO — The Armenian Film Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit, educational and cultural organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Armenian heritage in multimedia formats. Its primary aim “continues[...]

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Baci di Dama (“Lady’s Kisses) are melt-in-your-mouth Italian hazelnut cookies joined together with some good chocolate. This recipe comes from In the Cookie Jar, the cookie booklet created for the 2020 Holiday[...]