- September 8, 2013
- Architecture, Film Photography, Made by Me, Recipe Journal, Soup + Stew, The Khohanotz, Travel + Places
- 35MM, ancient armenia, Ararat plains, Armenia, Armenian architecture, Armenian cross-stones, armenian food, Artsakh, Christian Armenian art, comfort food, culture, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Gandzasar Monastery, Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, greek-style yogurt, historical, Jugha cemetery, Julfa District, kefir cheese, khachkars, Khor Virap Monastery, kyalagyosh, labneh, Lake Sevan, lavash, lebni, madzoon abour, Masis, medieval churches, Mount Ararat, Nakhijevan, Noravank, one-dish meal, recipe, rural cooking, Sevana Lige, Shushi, soup, southern caucasian cuisine, spas, step-by-step recipe, strained yogurt, Surp Astvatsatsin church, tanabour, Tatev Monastery, Tigranakert, Vayots Dzor, Նախիջեւան, Քյալագյոշ
Rural cooking in Armenia
K’yalagyosh / Քյալագյոշ is an ancient traditional Armenian dish that is made throughout almost all regions of Armenia. This yogurt soup is also known as Chortandjash / Չորթանճաշ or Kelegyosh / քելեգյոշ in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). In the old days, villagers used dried strained-yogurt to make this hearty soup and served it to guests early in the morning – with dried lavash bread pieces, green onions or white onion wedges and Vodka.
- October 16, 2012
- Breads + Savory Pastries, Breakfast + Brunch, Made by Me, Party Food, Recipe Journal, The Khohanotz, Yeast Breads
- afternoon tea, aleppo pepper, baking, balkan cuisine, black caraway seeds, börek, bourekas, braided armenian string cheese, bread, breakfast, dough, fatayer, finger food, flavors of anatolia, halloumi cheese, hand pies, khachapuri, levantine cuisine, mahlab, mediterranean cooking, middle eastern food, nabulsi cheese, nibbles+bites, peynirli pide, recipe, savory pastries, snack, southern caucasian cuisine, step-by-step recipe, street food, فطائر بالجبنة, معجنات
Simply put, fatayer is pizza-like dough, rolled crispy thin or fluffy thick, and stuffed with filling; herbed cheese in this case. Various adaptations of these savory hand pies can be found throughout the Levant, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe (The Balkans), North Africa, Anatolia and surrounding regions.
Usually served during breakfast, they are equally great to snack on throughout the day or devour with a cup of tea at an afternoon tea gathering; not to mention the perfect party food ~ no forks or knives needed.
- August 13, 2012
- Breads + Savory Pastries, Made by Me, Main Courses, Meat, Recipe Journal, The Khohanotz
- aleppo pepper, armenian food, beef mince, chili oil, Cilician Armenia, dinner, dumpling, levantine cuisine, lunch, manti, phyllo dough, polaroids, southern caucasian cuisine, step-by-step recipe, yogurt
Manti is a type of dumpling made with unleavened pastry dough and filled with minced lamb or beef. It can be prepared a number of ways, which I will cover in future posts. This recipe for phyllo dough roses, or rosettes, is meant to mimic the experience of savoring manti without all the hustle and bustle of making it. But why roses one might ask? Because rolls are not pretty enough!
According to some researchers, manti first reached Cilician Armenia as a result of the cultural interaction between Armenians and Mongols during their alliance in the 13th century. However, some researchers do not discount the possibility that manti may have originated in the Mid East and spread eastward to Korea and China through the Silk Road (source).