Category: Armenian

  • Pistachio baklava cake

    Pistachio baklava cake

    Baklava for me was always an indulgence. Something to be eaten at special occasions and in small quantities. Whether it was the Middle Eastern type with pistachios, the Bulgarian variety with walnuts, the Armenian kind – scented with cinnamon, honey-drenched Greek baklava or modern interpretations that involve chocolate – I love baklava. And when the…

  • Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova

    Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova

    This recipe may have been doomed from the start with a name like “The Sultan’s Pavlova: Ottomans Come Down Under.” With every ingredient I purchased, with every stir of my spoon, with every step all I could think was that the Armenian genocide unfolded during the Ottoman Empire under some Sultan’s orders and that I…

  • My Grandma’s Armenian Tell Kadayif

    My Grandma’s Armenian Tell Kadayif

      I am making my way through a book about food writing, and it suggests that blog postings about our childhood memories of food are commonplace and therefore – well, rather boring. Humour me, then, please as this is a topic close to my heart. This is about my Grandmother Mariam’s Tell Kadayif, an Armenian…