Preserving the Art of Central Valley Armenian Home Cooking

Zee’s Recipes

Beef Kebabs

Beef Kebabs

Practice makes perfect! Last weekend’s test run of Zee’s beef kebab recipe included simple bamboo skewers and a bottle of red wine.

Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs

See boneless, skinless chicken breast in a new light.

How to Kebab

How to Kebab

Kebab (verb): To transform a meal into a party!

Rice Pilaf:                          A Lesson in Tolerance

Rice Pilaf: A Lesson in Tolerance

Here is a recipe and a proverb all in one: think pilaf for peace!

Armenian-Style Lamb Chops

Armenian-Style Lamb Chops

“Either I eat it, or I don’t eat it. But if I eat it, it’s going to be quality!”   These were Zee’s opening remarks for our second cooking lesson, where she demonstrated her “go-to” preparation for lamb. The Frenched lamb rack, although pricey, yielded […]

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

I arrived at Zee’s home in early January, eager to begin my Armenian Home Cooking Apprenticeship, but quickly deflated when she met me at the door nursing a cold. “Come in honey,” she said. “I am sorry to keep you waiting, but I am not […]