Cooking Up History: Lavash: An Expression of Armenian Heritage
Cooking Up History: Lavash: An Expression of Armenian Heritage
WhenFriday, November 15, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
CategoriesCulinary Arts, Demonstrations
SponsorAmerican History Museum
VenueAmerican History Museum
Event LocationCoulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Related ExhibitionFOOD: Transforming the American Table
AccessibilityAssisted listening devices, Wheelchair accessible

Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and our resident food historian, Dr. Ashley Rose Young, preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment. In 2019 we're focusing each month’s demonstration on a section of the museum’s exhibition FOOD: Transforming the American Table.

We are teaming up with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to host the authors of Lavash: The bread that launched 1,000 meals, plus salads, stews, and other recipes from Armenia, a cookbook that brings to life the rich food heritage of Armenia. "Team Lavash," as they call themselves, say they ate their weight in lavash while making this book--all in the sake of research. The authors will be joined by a special guest host (TBD) as they demonstrate how to make this staple bread and share stories from their fieldwork illuminating Armenian culture. After the demonstration, the authors will sign copies of their book, which will be available for purchase on site.

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