(Armenia is the purple country in the very center of the map)
Armenia is a transcontinental country, bordering Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Armenia is in a geographical location that has permitted it to invasion, some of these invaders include the Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, Russians, and Romans.
There is so much culture and history in Armenia, as it is in the highlands surrounding Ararat, the mountain in which Noah’s Ark came to rest. Armenia was the first country in the world to have the official religion of Christianity. Because of this, Armenia has many holiday meals and traditional feasts.
Armenian cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by surrounding countries and the food that is harvested. There are many basic dishes, such as Boeregs (stuffed phyllo), Spreads (Hummus, Baba Ghanoush), Khorovats (kebabs), Kuftas (fried balls), and Kibbehs (potato casseroles), that have many variations of the meats and vegetables used. As the week progresses, I will explain these dishes further.
I really have enjoyed learning about Armenia. I had no idea the culture and history was so rich, especially in Biblical times. I hope that you too will find my meal selections pleasing!