Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Worldy Rise" – a new website about breads, meals and customs from around the world

Did you ever wonder how websites are born? The Armenian Kitchen came about in 2009 when newly retired couple, Robyn and Doug (that’s us!), combined their talents and skills of culinary and journalism, with their Armenian heritage – the rest is history.

Food-related websites are popping up like mushrooms after a very rainy season- some more meaningful and interesting than others.
Beth Adams, creator of Worldy Rise website
A new website, designed to be both meaningful and interesting, was brought to my attention when Beth Adams, the creator, sent me the following email:

“A few months ago, I was lamenting to my husband how I wished there was a bakery that sold bread from every country in the world, and he told me to blog about it, and thus was born my blog, Worldly Rise. I expanded it to include a meal from that country as well. And then I realized it's not really enough to just eat a meal and not know anything about where it came from: so there are also posts about holidays/celebrations (what makes people happy there), and an overview of their arts (stemmed from having a bachelor's degree in music and a minor in English and linguistics). It's aimed at teaching my kids about other cultures.
So, since I started in alphabetical order (so I can jump around the world), I finally made it to Armenia, a country I didn't have very much pre-knowledge about. But now, I am truly fascinated.  And ironically, I was making Armenian food on the Indy 500 day, so I posted a link to your article about Armenian drivers. I've lived in central Indiana my entire life, and I learned something new!
I just wanted to let you know before I moved on to Australia that I thoroughly enjoyed your site, and the recipes I used from your site were absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much!”

Doug and I were delighted that Beth not only found our website, but that she prepared some of our recipes, and liked them well-enough to share with her own readers. We truly appreciate that!

Beth's inspiration is her children. As she put it, (this is) 'a blog inspired to teach my children about other countries and cultures through their food. It also includes music, arts, and literature from those countries as well.'

It looks as though Beth is really doing her homework before posting her stories; what I've seen so far is impressive.
We wish Beth a ‘world’ of excitement as she explores each country. We'll be following her cultural ‘travels’, and hope you will, too!

3 comments:

  1. fyi - the link doesn't work and a google search doesn't bring up the blog.

    Thanks.

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out. I clicked on the blue 'new website' phrase in the story and it worked for me, so give it another try. However, I can't understand why a google search doesn't show an existing website; that's very odd.

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  3. Thank you so much for the write-up! It's really great to see people sharing ideas and creating smaller worlds.

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