The Big Picture: Food in Armenia, Part II
In Armenia, food is not only an integral part of the culture, but of the landscape as well, where you can find the most coveted of edible treasures not in top rated restaurants, but in the streets. From the sweet bread baked in the homes of women with a lifetime of stories to tell, to homemade wine served in Armenian coffee cups on the side of the road in Areni, in Armenia, food is an exhilarating experience. Of course, a few exceptions to the street food rule apply, like the warm doughy pastries known as “ponchiks” from Grand Candy, the Guiness Book of World Record holders of the biggest chocolate bar in the world, that melt in your mouth so wonderfully, it’s impossible to leave the store without having just one. If you’re traveling to Armenia, make sure your appetite (and your suitcase) have lots of room.
All photos by L.Aghajanian/ianynmag
See also: The Big Picture: Food in Armenia