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The Legend Of Akhtamar Island

The Legend of Akhtamar Island

This legend is very popular in Armenian families. Older generation tells it to their children and grandchildren, carried away into the past, to those times, when royal families still ruled in Armenia, thus, not allowing to forget about the traditions, customs and fortitude of the...

The Basturma Omelette - A Great Armenian Breakfast

Armenian Basturma Omelette

Within every culture, there is always one celebrated breakfast dish that could easily represent all the rest without debate. For many Armenians it is the Basturma Omelette - a family tradition and favorite. A part of Armenian cuisine for centuries, the Basturma is air-dried cured...

Armenian Mulberry Vodka (Tuti Aragh)

Armenian Mulberry Vodka

Tuti Aragh (Mulberry vodka) is a strong alcoholic drink produced in Armenia, mostly in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Syunik Province. This traditional Armenian drink has the delicate and unique aroma of the mulberries & herbs, and a pleasant tender taste. It is on a level with...

Aveluk - A Uniquely Armenian Dish

Aveluk

Aveluk (Rumex crispus) or Wild Sorrel, is a fairly common plant, but it is in Armenia that Aveluk is actively harvested, processed and used as an ingredient in traditional cuisine. The recipes for preparing Aveluk vary: salads, snacks and soups, pies and hot dishes. Aveluk...

Ararat - The Holy Mountain Of Armenians

Mount Ararat

Ararat is known as the “Holy Mountain” of the Armenian people. Despite lying outside the borders of modern Armenia, the Ararat Mountain is the principal national symbol of Armenia and has been featured prominently in Armenian literature and art and is an icon for Armenian...

Khashlama - The Favorite Of Armenian Food Lovers

Khashlama

In Armenia, Khashlama is a celebratory dish, usually prepared for special occasions, and it's a favorite of Armenian food lovers, who enjoy natural, plain flavors. Khashlama consists of meat and vegetables boiled together in a rich, delicious broth, and seasoned with herbs. While Khashlama is...

"Petrossian” Caviar House

"Petrossian” Caviar House

The Reuters agency writes: "Petrossian" brand specialists are the best in the world, and the offered caviar is of the highest quality and processed according to the technologies of the Armenian ancestors of the founders of the business". The world-famous brand from this Armenian family...

The Gampr (Armenian wolfhound) - A National Treasure Of Armenia

Armenian Gampr

The Gampr (Armenian wolfhound) is a very rare and ancient aboriginal dog breed, originating from the Armenian Highlands. Since the ancient times, Armenian wolfhounds were helpers of shepherds who did not graze livestock, but guarded the flocks of sheep from wolves. Also, Armenian wolfhounds...