Blanche Shaheen is an Arab American and network television host and reporter in both entertainment and news. She reported on the ABC entertainment program called “View from the Bay,” hosted the independent film show “Video I” for[...]

In summer of 2018, the St. Paul Armenian Church in Fresno, California held a Pilaf Cook-Off Contest at the California Armenian Home on Kings Canyon Road. Long-time Fresno resident and realtor Leonard Kizirian entered the contest that day[...]

FRESNO — In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Fresno had a thriving Armenian community in the southern part of the city known as Old Armenian Town. This was the center of Armenian life in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist,[...]

This recipe was originally published in the 1971 edition of the New York Times International Cook Book, and was reprinted on January 8, 2020 at In The Vintage Kitchen food blog. “Armenia is the birthplace of the apricot and home to the[...]

Whenever award-winning chef Jon Koobation’s beloved grandmother, Almas Koobation came to babysit them as children in Dinuba, California in the 1950s, he and his sister Marilyn would beg her to make her mouthwatering tukalic or “drop[...]

Recipe and photos are courtesy of Joumana Accad, the talented creator of, the successful Lebanese food blog.  A native of Lebanon, Joumana is a trained pastry chef and professional caterer.  In her celebrated cookbook,[...]

The apricot has been the symbol of the Armenian nation and victory for centuries. Armenians currently cultivate around fifty apricot varieties, which are typically harvested from the middle of June until the end of August. In the Middle[...]

This recipe was featured in VEGETARIAN TIMES on January 2, 2012. Armenian stuffed grape leaves (derevi sarma or yalanchi) are a Middle Eastern favorite — and widely popular as appetizers, snacks, or even as an addition on the perfect[...]

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 original recipe and photo are courtesy of Salpy’s International Kitchen. Salpy Rozario posts an extensive selection of international recipes at her popular food blog like this traditional recipe for Sini Kufte from June 2, 2013.[...]

This original and savory recipe is courtesy of “Kevani cooking with minor adjustments” by Salpy’s International Kitchen. Discover signature recipes created by the amazing Salpy Rozario herself, and “an incredible selection of[...]