“Dried fruits and nuts were often set out in bowls after dinner or when guests stopped by for a Sunday afternoon visit in many Armenian homes in Fresno in those early days,” remembered the late Victoria Jamgochian.[...]

This versatile couscous recipe is courtesy of Lisa Prince Newman, author of the bestselling cookbook/memoir For the Love of Apricots: Recipes & Memories of the Santa Clara Valley, now in its second printing. Lisa’s cookbook[...]

Within every culture, there is always one celebrated dish that could easily represent all the rest without debate.  For many Armenians and other nationalities, that dish is basterma with eggs (also spelled basturma, pastirma, bastirma,[...]

This Cracked Wheat and Kale Salad recipe from award-winning chef Jon Koobation is a healthy twist on traditional Middle Eastern tabbouleh, using fresh kale instead of the parsley. “The addition of dried fruit and Feta cheese gives this[...]

Original recipe and photos are courtesy of Salpy’s International Kitchen. Salpy’s traditional Mashed Potato Pancakes are versatile and easy to assemble and make.  Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they can be a delicious[...]

RACINE, Wis. — On Sunday, June 27, 2021, St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church will hold its annual Armenian Madagh Picnic at their church grounds, 4100 North Newman Road, in Racine. St. Hagop’s has held this traditional event since[...]

Blanche Shaheen is an Arab American television host and reporter who reported on ABC’s “View from the Bay,” hosted the independent film show, “Video I” for PBS for 10 years, and reported live news daily for[...]

Original recipe and photos courtesy of Salpy’s International Kitchen Filling: 1 cup shelled walnuts 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon A pinch ground nutmeg In a small food processor, grind the walnuts, just[...]

“The idea for this Middle Eastern lentil soup came to me after eating a similar soup in a restaurant that was gloriously flavorful and comforting. One spoonful and I was in love with how it tasted,” says Analida Braeger.[...]

This is the recipe that won Nancy Sarkisian Berryman the first prize award in the Cake Baking Contest at St. John Armenian Church of Greater Detroit Annual Picnic on August 16, 2009. An eagerly awaited event of the year’s picnic was[...]

“Everyone has a childhood memory of a special recipe eaten at home, at grandma’s house or at a restaurant, that made a lasting and permanent impression.  Forever after, the thought of that dish lingers, ready to be triggered by a[...]