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.

Baghaj, Bagharj, Pagharch, Nazook, Katah: are they different or one in the same? This recipe is reprinted with permission from Robyn Kalajian at her essential Armenian food blog, Robyn is a retired culinary[...]

California Grown is about connecting consumers with the dedicated people who grow and produce their food. It really is that simple. Farmers have a lot of stories to tell and want to welcome you into their fields so you can really[...]

FRESNO — Fresno State students Jiselle Cardenas and Heidi Ecker were awarded the James L. Melikian Popcorn Man Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Cardenas is receiving a $2,500 scholarship, and Ecker is receiving a $2,000[...]

Vegetarian Times is an American publication focused on food, culture, health and lifestyle for vegetarians, vegans, and all people interested in plant-based eating. Searching for plant-based recipes made with whole, unprocessed foods? At[...]

“Kbeibat dough is usually made with a combination of bulgur and farina/semolina. My aunt Masy soaks, strains, and purées bulgur in a food processor, and then kneads in some farina and water. The filling is made with ground beef, spices[...]

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Joseph’s Bakery, the leading selling brand of pita and lavash flatbreads in the U.S., is celebrating its 50th year of business with a nationwide expansion highlighted by new partnerships with Kroger, including more[...]

LOS ANGELES — A red, white and blue potato salad for the Fourth of July. What makes it different is Middle Eastern seasoning. This recipe is from the late Barbara Hansen, the longtime Los Angeles Times food and wine writer, food blogger[...]

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — “I grew up in Troy, NY, the daughter of an Armenian meat and grocery man and a stay-at-home mom. We lived in the city, but I developed an early love of rural life through frequent visits to my cousins’ homes in[...]

“Shakshuka is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe (or any time of day recipe) popular in Israel and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. It’s a simple combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and gently[...]

Introducing At the Immigrant’s Table (ATIT), a food and travel blog with hundreds of easy, healthy and family-friendly international recipes and gluten-free baking recipes perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack[...]

Ruth M. “Polly” Clingerman is the author of 12 cookbooks, including Polly Clingerman’s Kitchen Companion and Polly Clingerman’s Dinner Companion: Glorious, Easy Meals in Less Than an Hour. Kitchen Companion, published by  the[...]