For the Love of Apricots: Recipes and Memories of the Santa Clara Valley by Lisa Prince Newman is now in its second edition and available online at fortheloveofapricots.com. Lisa grew up in Saratoga, California, a village tucked away in[...]

A native of Lebanon, Joumana is a trained pastry chef and professional caterer. In her celebrated cookbook, Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and family anecdotes, teaching anyone how to master traditional[...]

This recipe is featured in Cooking With Jon, the engaging cookbook written by award-winning chef Jon Koobation. Jon was the owner and head chef at the acclaimed Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley, California for several decades before he[...]

This mouthwatering vegan lasagna recipe was created by Dikranouhi “Dee” Kirazian, author of the essential Armenian Vegan cookbook published in 2013. “It’s made with eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, and tofu that is so good your guests[...]

Tahini is a savory condiment often used in hummus, baba ghanoush, sauces, and salad dressings, but it’s the perfect complement to sweet desserts, too. Tahini is made by grinding toasted, hulled sesame seeds to create a creamy, smooth[...]

“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[...]