Holiday Season is Upon Us! That means…

Well… Obviously the holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to have friends over for some holiday cheer.  The question is will they eat all the ethnic foods I grew up on? KarenBlakeBlogImage

I am Armenian and my mom taught me how to make some wonderful foods like “cheese boreg” which is fillo dough filled with various cheeses… It is so tasty!  Everyone I know could eat least 6 of them!

I always found it funny that so many people talk about how they love eating “Hummos”… well, I have been eating hummus since I was 5 years old.  It was a staple in my house and my mother always made it herself.  She would never buy it.  There was always a can of chickpeas “at the ready”!

I remember when I was in college I invited my new boyfriend over to my parents house for dinner and I would ask him, “Do you like Armenian Food”?  He would say, “I don’t even know what Armenian food is”, which I thought was funny.  I said well, we eat “pizza”.  Little did he know, what I meant was, we eat “Armenian Pizza” which is called “Lamejun”.  It’s actually ground lamb with lots of spices on a thin dough.

Some people put yogurt on it and roll it up.  I just eat it with cucumbers.

My favorite Armenian dessert is “Paklava” which happens to be layers and layers and layers of fillo dough with walnuts and syrup made in a big pan and cut into diamond shapes.  It is delicious!

Well, I do hope all my guests enjoy my homemade ethic foods this season.  But if for some reason they don’t it’ll be all the more for me!
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