With growing interest in fermentation and the medical benefits of a Mediterranean diet, Armenian food offers a new take on healthful deliciousness. It combines the best flavors and techniques of Mediterranean and central European cuisines into fresh and satisfying dishes, served with plenty of pickles, sides, and the soft, ubiquitous bread known as lavash. An ode to Armenian food and culture, Lavash is part cookbook, part travelogue, and part lookbook of tempting food and revealing atmospheric photography. More than 60 recipes—arranged by course—cover authentic breads and everything you eat with them, from soups and salads to mains and sweets. For both armchair travelers and home cooks, here's a book as enticing in the reading as its recipes are to the palate.
Kate Leahy is an award-winning food writer, collaborator, and recipe developer. She lives in San Francisco.
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.
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.