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Armenia - soft drinks
Ayran
lebanon
armenia
syria
azerbaijan
ouzbekistan
turkey
Ayran drink
© packaging-creality.de
National drink in Turkey, Ayran is a yogurt drink composed of one third fresh yogurt and two thirds salt water. Yogurt may be from cow, sheep or goat milk. Ayran's flavour suits spicy meals, also cool as an aperitif with pistachios.
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Tahn
armenia
Tahn drink
© mariaushakova.com
Popular yogurt-based drink, Tahn is the national drink of Armenia. See also dough.



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Dough or Doogh
afghanistan
armenia
azerbaijan
iran
iraq
syria
tajikistan
Dawghe in aramean, Tahn in armenian
Dough or Doogh drink
© shopify.com
Dough or doogh is a popular drink made with yogurt, (sometimes sparkling) water, salt, pepper, and seasoned with dried mint. Doogh is the national drink of Iran and Armenia. Commercialized also in Azerbaïjan, Afghanistan, Irak, Syria, Turkey, in the Balkans and in other countries of Middle-East and central Asia. (wikipedia). Add cucumber cubes to this drinkable yogurt to obtain a crispy texture.

Armenia - vegetarian recipes
Burek or börek
albania
armenia
bulgaria
georgia
greece
israel
serbia
turkey
Burek or börek recipe
© pinimg.com
burek are common in all the area under ottoman influence, they can be filled with spinach or potatoes or cheese (or ground meat). Known as borekass in Israel, giben ica in Serbia or banitsa in Bulgaria... Here we have a recipe of cheese börek

Ingredients :
turkish cheese or feta 150g
grated cheese 100g
filo pastry : 6 leaves
chopped flat-leaf parsley
milk 350 ml + pepper
olive oil 2 tbsp

Recipe of easy burek :
Heat the oven at 210°C
Wash and chopp the parsley ... read next
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Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma
armenia
azerbaijan
greece
iran
israel
lebanon
ouzbekistan
russia
serbia
tajikistan
turkey
Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma recipe
© marmiton.org

This (important) recipe is known in so many countries...

Ingredients :
a jar of vineleaves, (2 leaves for each dolmeh)
basmati rice 3 cups
dried dill 3 tbsp
currants (soaked in a cup of water) 1 handful of
pine nuts 1 handful
juice of 2 lemons
dash of olive oil, salt

Recipe of stuffed vineleaves :
Wash and cook the rice with dried dill, a pinch of salt and a table spoon of oil.
When the water is almost evaporated, stir gently to divide up uniforml ... read next



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Boulgour and spinaches
armenia
Boulgour and spinaches recipe
© over-blog-kiwi.com


Ingredients :
200g boulgour,
400g fresh spinach,
2 garlic, 2 shallots,
salt, Espelette's pepper,
50g goat cheese,
stock cube (vegan or not), diluted in warm water

Recipe of boulgour spinach :
Cook until beginning to brown the spinach with a small amount of olive oil and the smashed garlics. Add salt
Keep in a strainer,
Cut shallots and brown them with some oil,
Add the boulgour and cook 2-3 minutes,
Pour the stock progressively, ladle after lad ... read next
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Fruit-roll, Lavashak
iran
lebanon
syria
armenia
azerbaijan
southafrica
usa
Fruit-roll, Lavashak recipe
© chichichoc.blogspot.com
Fruit-roll is a clever snack for children and adults. It is also a form of fruits storage during the cold season. In the persian cuisine fruits and vegetables are cooked together, fruit-roll (Lavashak) is often used as a kind of sauce. The recipe I describe here is the persian version using no suggar at all and is sour (whereas the american one si sweet). I must say the more delicious fruit-roll I ever ate is the south-african one, with exotic fruits (guava, mango, etc) !

Ingredients :
... read next

Armenia - dances
Halay
armenia
kurdistan
turkey
Halay dance
© lemonde.fr
How to dance Halay Traditional dance also common at armenians, azeris, kurdish and turkish people to comemorate weddings and other festivities. Dancers stand on a line and join hands or arms.
This dance is called YALLI in azeri and GOWEND orDîlan in kurdish.
KOTCHARI danced in Armenia symbolizes the pilgrimage of a group. It's a line dance having a strong symbolic system. Dancers are placed according to their social position. The red fabric the chief holds in hi ... read next



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