Eggplant in bowl

Martha’s Iman Bayaldi

There was a stranger in my kitchen — a woman named Martha Parvanian, whose eggplant recipe once wowed my ancestors. The recipe’s revival is right here.

Armenian Home Cooking with Zee is a project to preserve and promote the art of Central Valley Armenian Home Cooking. It is sponsored by The Alliance for California Traditional Arts, with generous funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, the Walter and Elyse Haas Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, with additional support from the California Arts Council, and from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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