This story originally appeared in Fresno’s St. Paul Armenian Church Dajar newsletter, July/August 2021.  It is contributed by Tracy Beberian, and has been edited for this publication.  Photos and recipe are courtesy of Diane and Tami[...]

“My mother, Hysmig “Ronnie” Giragosian Henesian, was born on May 11, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised from the age of 2 by her paternal grandmother, Gulumia Giragosian, while her parents, Charles and Sofia worked in their[...]

This recipe originally appeared at Better Homes and Gardens (https://www.bhg.com/recipe/sou-bourek/). Michelin-starred chef Carrie Nahabedian credits her beloved Grandma Rose Nahabedian from Chicago for teaching her about Armenian cooking[...]

WATERTOWN — This recipe from Janice Okoomian is featured at the Armenian Museum of America website. Janice, a professor of English/Gender & Women’s Studies at Rhode Island College, contributed this recipe in honor of her beloved[...]

FRESNO — “My gifted mother, Mary Elizabeth Bedrosian, was born in Fresno, California to Beatrice Onan Bedrosian and Hovsep (Harry Avedis) Bedrosian on May 7, 1920. She was the oldest of five siblings — Mary, Nevart, Peter, George,[...]

Here’s a Mediterranean salad recipe perfect for hot summer weather, an updated version of the Greek green bean stew, fasolakia.  It was recently featured by long-time food and wine writer (Los Angeles Times), blogger, and cookbook[...]

This original recipe was posted on January 15, 2021 by Maureen Abood at her popular Middle Eastern food blog: https://www.maureenabood.com/lentil-bulgur-soup-with-mint-olive-oil/ Maureen Abood is a second-generation Lebanese American, and[...]

( Award-winning author Chris Bohjalian was a columnist for Gannett’s Burlington Free Press where the following story ran on May 17, 2015.  He graduated from Amherst College and lives in Vermont with his wife and[...]

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[...]