About the Book
Lavash is the foundation of every meal in Armenia. In Lavash, we first show how to make this bread at home and then we share the many dishes it enhances, from soups and stews to grilled meats, vegetables, and dessert. Alongside recipes are essays and photography that offer windows into the Armenia of the 21st century, an ancient country at the crossroads of modern change.
“Lavash is an incredibly complete book of foods from Armenia, part cookbook, part coffee-table photo journal, and part history book. The culinary culture of Armenia is ancient, profound, and a doorway to understanding the people and culture of that country—and this book and John Lee’s incredible photos truly do justice to this culinary tradition.”
— Serj Tankian, poet, visual artist, activist, composer, and lead vocalist for System of a Down
“At last, Armenian food gets its due! Lavash takes us on a captivating journey through Armenia, sharing stories of this ancient land’s history and people, along with the secrets of its remarkable cuisine...This eye-opening book belongs on every library shelf and kitchen
— Darra Goldstein, Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal ofFood and Culture
“...From its investigation into the history of that part of the world to its vivid images and diverse recipes, this book explores what Armenian cuisine looks like today in a very authentic and beautiful way.”
— Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, restauranteur, and co-ownerof Red Rooster Harlem
About the Authors
Kate Leahy is an award-winning food writer based in San Francisco. Her books include A16, Burma Superstar, and Cookie Love. She lives in San Francisco.
John Lee is an award-winning food and lifestyle photojournalist who has photographed dozens of cookbooks. He lives in San Francisco and Singapore.
Ara Zada is a chef, recipe developer, TV personality, and bow hunter.He lives in Los Angeles.
Event is free and includes small bites from the book!