Farmers’ Markets in Armenia: An Experience Not To Be Missed!

January 11, 2016 / 1 comment
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The shugas (farmers’ markets) in Armenia are so much more than just a place to get fresh and local produce. I see every trip to the shugas as an adventure, and I never leave them without some story to tell. The Variety There are many different types of shugas in Yerevan alone—some of them are…

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Georgia Calling: A Spotlight on Veg-Friendly Cuisine!

December 23, 2015 / 0 comments
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Every country and region has its own specialties when it comes to food. Georgia, in my mind, has some of the most filling, nutritious and delicious vegan and vegetarian foods I have ever tried. Since the dishes I am talking about are traditional, and not substitution-based, I credit this mostly to their wide use of…

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Zhengyal Bread Yerevan

Zhengyal Bread – Pearl of Armenian Breads

December 18, 2015 / 0 comments
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When travelling to Artsakh, the high-altitude Earthly Paradize with forested mountains and pictorial valleys make sure to try one of the most common and delicious dishes – bread with “zhengyal”. By the way, a perfect food every vegetarian in Armenia should eat. You can find this traditional bread in many provinces of Armenia. However, it…

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Lion of Vank Village Karabakh

5 Things To Do in Vank Village

December 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Are you planning a trip to the Republic of Nagrno Karabakh? Well… while exploring the must-see sites of Artsakh, make sure to stop by the village of Vank, which is situated in Martakert region of Artsakh. The distance between Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, and Vank village is approximately 50km. The village is surrounded with impressive nature…

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Pumpkin for Ghapama

Ghapama – Armenian festive dish!

November 24, 2015 / 0 comments
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Do you know that the most famous national dish in Armenia served during weddings, New Year and Christmas celebrations or other special occasions is Ghapama? Ghapama is a stuffed pumpkin baked inside an oven or tonir (tandoor – Armenian special oven). The classical variant of making it is to bake it inside the tonir, but,…

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Honey Hive

Honey is honey anywhere… why the Armenian one?

October 16, 2015 / 0 comments
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As a traveller to Armenia during the fall/winter season you will most probably buy dried or frozen fruit, herbs or jam to experience the taste and smell of spring/summer seasons of this land of sun. Why not honey that tastes greater from what is usual? The Armenian natural honey is abundant with the flavour of spring flowers from the alpine mountains and…

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Vegetarian in Armenia

September 7, 2015 / 0 comments
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Being a vegetarian in Armenia is a lot of fun and a bit of a challenge, especially when people get to know you are. You always have to be prepared to answer lots of questions. Armenians can hardly imagine their lives without meat and holiday tables are usually full of all kind of meat dishes….

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Five things that will surprise you in Armenia

May 12, 2015 / 1 comment
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English writer Jonathan Campion has just been to Armenia for the first time, and found that there is more to the country than he expected… Jonathan will be writing more about Armenia, for now these are the main highlights from his trip: There’s more to Ararat than Ararat Taking the train between Yerevan and Gyumri was…

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Grigor Khanjyan In the Mountains

Lavash: Armenian Traditional Flatbread

April 27, 2015 / 0 comments
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Armenians love bread! Since ancient times one of the nutritional characteristics of Armenian nation has been consumption of bread made of wheat flour. The historical sources testify that at least two thousand five hundred years ago Armenians knew about the fermentation processes and baking of bread and Armenia is one of the homelands to the…

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Food: Connecting People

February 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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Traditions of hosting people and making the table for them can say a lot about the people, their traditions and habits. You probably remember about one of the national Armenian dishes Khash. It is said that khash can only be cooked by men, who spend the entire night cooking, and can be eaten only in the early…

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Armenian Wine Festival

November 11, 2013 / 0 comments
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Can you imagine autumn sun shining through colorful leaves, gentle wind blowing and authentic scene of racy village people selling their home-made wines along the streets in countryside?   You don’t have to imagine that, but just travel to Armenia and enjoy Armenian Wine Festival! Forget about French, Italian and other famous wines, as during Armenian…

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Tbilisoba food

Tbilisoba – annual holiday of food, love, Georgian wine and culture!

October 8, 2013 / 0 comments
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If you are lucky enough to visit Tbilisi in October, especially during the first weekend of the month, then you will experience the festive holiday full of very tasty food, good wine, national dances and performances. This is Tbilisoba! Formally, it is an annual October festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi city. Informally,…

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