Hey, all! You may or may not know that I'm a big Armenianophile. Armenian culture and food has always had an important place in my heart. It is the ancient crossroads of western civilization, and (unsurprisingly) has a fascinating culinary bricolage. There sumptuous flavors of north Africa, the Middle East, Greece, Turkey and Russia all have an influence on the cuisine...no wonder I love it.
Unfortunately, a weak infrastructure, civil war and several natural disasters have left Armenia struggling to stay on its feet. As is the case in many unstable areas, the children of Armenia suffer terribly. This Sunday, May 2nd, Seattle chapter of the SOAR (Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief) and I are holding a fundraiser for these kids-why don't you come join us? We'll be making all kinds of delicious goodies, and you WILL LOVE THEM. :)
- Armenian Pilaf (baked rice, with sautéed pasta, nuts, and dried fruit)
- Matzoun (home-made whole milk yogurt)
- Grape Leaf Sarma (grape leaves stuffed with rice, currants, and lamb)
- Spinach-Lentil Soup
- Bourma (rolled walnut and sugar strudel)
Here are the deets: May 2, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Whole Foods Roosevelt Square, 1026 NE 64th St., Seattle WA 98115
Ticket price: $35. Class size is limited to 25 guests. Checks by mail only, please click here to download and complete the registration form. Email any questions about the class to firstname.lastname@example.org.