"There is no love sincerer than the love of food," said George Bernard Shaw, and that love echoes in the flavours of Armenian cuisine.
It is the love of a full table in good company, the subtle and well-chosen ingredients, a wealth of the Mediterranean sun that transforms vegetables into beauty and fragrance and an afternoon spent cooking for your loved ones.
This Armenian cookbook offers a simple and complete introduction into the rich Armenian cuisine, illustrated with inspiring photos of real cooking. It contains 139 delicious recipes, some plain and simple, others elaborate, but all complex, with a fragrance that has survived the test of time.
The Armenian cuisine has a big variety of salads and vegetarian recipes but also delicious preparations of soups, meat dishes and is known for its savoury pastries such as su beureg and mante.
Aline Kamakian, a passionate cook and co-owner of Mayrig restaurant, travelled with writer and anthropologist Barbara Drieskens to her homeland, Cilicia, where many of these recipes originated. There they gathered stories, recipes and vibrant images that add to the rich history of passing on from mother to daughter.
Salads Mezzes Soups Vegetables Meat Chicken Fish Savory Pastries and Bread Side Dishes Pickles and Preserves Sweet Preserves Desserts Drinks
Recipes transmitted from mother to daughter, practical tips, high quality products, a bit of magic and lots of love, generous hospitality and family warmth are the ingredients of the dishes prepared by Aline Kamakian in Mayrig restaurant one of the most famous Armenian restaurants in...
NOUN MAGAZINE - Armenian Cuisine
January 01, 2012
A book that retraces the history of Armenians through their culinary traditions.
To recount the history of a people through their culinary traditions that was the task that Aline Kamakian, co-owner of Mayrig restaurant, and Barbara Drieskens, doctor in Anthropology, took upon...
L'ORIENT LE JOUR - Armenia, my love!
December 12, 2011
Fresh from print "Armenian Cuisine" is not simply a book full of Armenian recipes illustrated with beautiful pictures. It is a journey in search of a culture and forgotten flavours that history exiled and confiscated.
Aline Kamakian and Barbara Drieskens brought us back the savours...
ZARTONK DAILY - A bite from ancient Armenia
December 08, 2011
Nurtured by the Armenian heritage and inspired by her "Mousalertsy" and "Tomarzatsy" ancestors, Aline Kamakian, and anthropologist Barbara Drieskens began their journey through historical Armenia; inspecting, gathering and unveiling stories about the most delicious recipes of Armenian...