Nothing stirs up great memories like the taste of familiar food. And no memories are more joyous than those of holidays 'round the table with friends and family.
Robyn and I have a treasured menu of favorite foods that are holiday essentials that take us back to our youth. Some are simple and require nothing more than a trip to our favorite Middle Eastern store: an abundance of pistachios, basturma and dried fruits. These were always ready for surprise company.
Some take a bit of work, but it's worthwhile -- especially the desserts. Apricot pie is a sentimental favorite here, made with a recipe passed down from my mother's father. Of course, there's also paklava and Armenian cake.
We're guessing you have your own favorites that make the Thanksgiving-through-Armenian Christmas season special.
Would you be so kind as to share them?
We'd love to hear your favorite Armenian food memories AND recipes. We'll feature them all here during the holiday season, along with a photo of you. Send along pics of holidays past, too.
We look forward to hearing from you!
You can reach us via email at Robyn@TheArmenianKitchen.com.