Armenian Food: Dishes Made of Eggs

Armenian food culture is unique in the villages.  Dishes made of eggs play important role in Armenian food culture especially in the rural areas of Armenia.  
Eggs are cooked year-round; dishes are made mainly from chicken and quail eggs, however, occasionally goose, turkey and pigeon eggs are used. 

Eggs in combination with vegetables, mainly with tomatoes (dzvadzeh) are considered to be the most prestigious cuisine.  Eggs are fried with dried meat, such as with basturma and suchuh.  Eggs are also widely consumed in salads, soups, main dishes and bakeries. Armenians keep eggs in bins with flour, in jars with salt, or the wells in boxes fill with pre-warmed river sand. Eggs are used in cheese, also are boiled, and fried with vegetables.  

Spring - Wonderful Season to Visit Armenia

Spring denotes a new beginning of something special. New emotions, feelings, new experiences, impressions, new opportunities: all at once. 

Every day is a new chance to find out something unique that you had never seen or felt before. 
It’s an opportunity to discover the world full of wonders. 

Let’s get started right now. Wonderful season to discover a new land which is always pleased to receive guests.  Armenia is waiting for you! 

Everything is in bloom, aroma of fresh spring flowers besots, sun warms, the soul rejoices, the heart is filled with love and warmth. 

Art and Therapy or Utilizing Strength of Human's Creativity

Art therapy, Armenia
Creating an art is becoming a mean for a therapy, because the process of creating something requires intensive emotions and energy. And it helps naturally reveal inner difficulties and negative reactions that can hurt children, if not cleaned.

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. Children are asked to freely create a piece of art, and qualified, registered Art Therapists discloses difficulties, disabilities and diagnoses problems, if they exist. These include, for example, emotional, behavioral or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, brain-injury or neurological conditions and physical illness.

Armenian Dolma Festival


Armenian Dolma 
In the framework of “Golden Apricot” Yerevan International Film Festival annual (third) Dolma Festival will take place, thus giving an opportunity to once again represent our Armenian rich cuisine and culture to more than 50-60 guests of the Film Festival.

Dolma is one of the most delicious and popular Armenian traditional dishes and includes the cooking techniques of the Armenian people.  The first Armenian national dolma was made in Sardarapat about 3,000 years ago. Primarily it was made with grape leaves and was called “udul” from Urartian word udul which means leaf of grape. Armenian women usually spend a long time on making dolma.

May 28 - Day of Republic Marked in Sardarapat


Sardarapat Museum
The Sardarapat Museum and Memorial is the site of a last-ditch battle in 1918 between the nascent Republic of Armenia and the forces of the Ottoman Empire, who wished to reclaim Yerevan, Gyumri (then Alexandropol) and Tbilisi. The Armenians won, ensuring the survival of the nation and the people.The Catholicos, deeply saddened by the suffering of his people, ordered the bells of the mother church in Etchmiadzin as well as the bells of all Armenian churches around the country to ring all day, calling his people to come to the aid of their fighting soldiers and to participate in the defense of their fatherland. Yeznik Vartabed took with him a group of young churchmen and members of the congregation of Etchmiadzin and went to the front to fight the invaders.

Lavash – Traditional Armenian Bread


Armenian cuisine is quite popular with its traditional bread called lavash. It is flat, thin and soft bread that can be dried and kept for quite a long term. It is the most widespread bread in Armenia and no festive table can be imagined without lavash.

Lavash symbolizes life and wisdom. In ancient times, lavash was used during battles as it lasted long and saved the soldiers from starvation. Mothers cooked lavash, dried it and put in the bags of the soldiers

Let me introduce lavash recipe. Lavash is made of flour, water and salt. You mսst knead the dough well and leave it to rest. Then divide the dough into 300-400 gram pieces and start rolling. The dough of lavash is rolled out flat and then slapped on the hot wall of underground clay oven called tonir. Fresh lavash is easier and suitable for making wrap sandwiches and kebab.

The Lovers’ Park, the Everyone’s Park

Photos © Boghossian Gardens

The so-called Pushkin park (situated on Baghramyan avenue) used to be one of the most favorite places for many Yerevanians. Huge trees, green areas, merry-go-rounds, happily screaming children, young mothers with baby carriages and old wooden benches – all these will always remain in the childhood memories of many people.

Happy Birthday, Yerevan!!!

On October 14 Yerevan will mark its 2794th anniversary. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I.

Each year the municipality of Yerevan organizes festive events and celebrations, this year is no exclusion. The festive events will be held on a large scale. The joyful atmosphere of the actions provided for October 14 will spread all over the capital. Various events have been provided on 26 stages. On this day the traffic in the center of the city will be stopped from 08.30.

Cascade: the Open-Air Museum



The so-called Cascade complex, located in the center of Yerevan is the favorite place for many Yerevanians, especially the youth. The complex has passed a long and difficult road until it reached us with its today’s look.

The Cascade project was planned by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanyan (1878–1936), who aimed to make Cascade a bridge between the northern and central parts of the city, decorated with waterfalls and gardens. However, the project was “frozen” until the second half of the 20th century, when Yerevan’s Chief Architect Jim Torosyan restarted it. Some modifications were made to the project and the construction works of the updated plan started in the 1980s. The Armenian earthquake in 1988 and the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 were also obstacles for the Cascade project.

Wine Festival in the Country of Oldest Winery


Armenia is famous for its good wine-makers and the tradition of wine-making preserved till nowadays. According to Biblical legend, winemaking dates back to the time, when Forefather Noah planted grape on the slope of Mount Ararat. Archeological examinations found nuclei of grapes in Armenia that come to prove that winemaking has history of centuries in Ararat Valley. Lots of tares and other winemaking equipment with grape nucleus have been found in the caves of Areni village.

On the 6th of October, 2012, there will be Areni Wine Festival in village Areni, south-eastern region Vayots Dzor. It has become a traditional Wine Festival yearly, when many people from all over Armenia come to Areni village to take part in it.

This is a wonderful occasion for wine-tasting. During Areni Wine Festival you can taste the best variety of Armenian wines that are highly valued by European consumers. The opening will start with bright and spectacular parade of the best wine-makers accompanied with singing and dancing.