An ode to Armenian food and culture, Lavash is a cookbook filled with fresh and satisfying dishes served with plenty of pickles and sides, from soups and salads to mains and sweets.
Lavash features more than 60 recipes—including how to make the ubiquitous and doable flatbread lavash, the UNESCO-recognized bread of Armenia.
With stunning photography and essays, this book provides an insider's look at Armenia—a small but fascinating country comprising dramatic mountains, sun-drenched fields, and welcoming people.
• Arranged by course
• Covers authentic breads and everything you eat with them
• Showcases the best flavors and techniques of Mediterranean and central European cuisines
Lavash is part cookbook, part travelogue, and part lookbook of tempting food and revealing atmospheric photography.
With influences from the Middle East and the Mediterranean as well as from Russia, the food of Armenia is perfect for people who want to dig deeper into the traditions formed at the crossroads between the East and West.
• For both armchair travelers and home cooks, this book is as enticing in the reading as its recipes are to the palate
• With growing interest in fermentation and the medical benefits of a Mediterranean diet, Armenian food offers a new take on healthful deliciousness
Ara Zada is a chef, recipe developer, and television personality. He lives in Los Angeles.
John Lee is a food and lifestyle photographer who shoots regularly for the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in San Francisco.