Come into My Kitchen: Old-World Armenian Recipes and International Favorite Cuisines (Paperback)

Come into My Kitchen: Old-World Armenian Recipes and International Favorite Cuisines By Dorothy Arakelian Cover Image

Come into My Kitchen: Old-World Armenian Recipes and International Favorite Cuisines (Paperback)


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If your everyday efforts in baking and cooking have not gotten you the raves you would like to hear, perhaps this book will be of help to you.

In Come Into My Kitchen, this first-time writer, Dorothy Ajdaharian-Arakelian includes her all-time favorite Armenian and International recipes, inspired by her families' needs and her gastronomic taste buds.

The author's Armenian upbringing and pride in her heritage enables her to write about old-world Armenian recipes that were handed down from her Mother, along with International favorite recipes she has accumulated over the years.

An interesting feature that makes this book different from a standard cookbook is that the writer has strived to separate the Armenian recipes from the International, thus, enabling the reader to conveniently choose from a variety of cuisines at a glance. The author's introduction and step-by-step methods for preparing dough from scratch and various labor-intensive appetizers and entrees should prove to be fun and accessible, even for the non-expert. From suggested guides for an elegant dinner party for four or forty, to simple short-cuts for make-ahead and one-pot meals for the busy homemaker who has to balance a career.

Dorothy has shared that it took many years to transform her second nature knowledge of recipes, ingredients and processes into easy-to-follow instructions for others to understand. As with all good processes, nothing is exact and Dorothy encourages her readers to experiment with seasonings and flavors to extend the recipes in her book to each individuals' personal preference.

Come Into My Kitchen will allow the novice cook or seasoned homemaker to have a wealth of information at his or her fingertips.

Dorothy Arakelian is a first generation Armenian-American born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She has spent her life unselfishly and is devoted to her family, friends, her church and community. As a youngster, Dorothy watched her mother relentlessly, baking and cooking some of the more unique old world recipes. Later, as an adult, she prepared these delicacies and savory meals for her family and friends, along with favorites from various cuisines. The author's primary objective in writing this book is to pass on hand-me-down recipes that have been long time family favorites, and for which very few Armenian-Americans can recall, but cannot duplicate. Given the hurried lifestyles of today's men and women, these recipes are submitted in an easy-to-understand format enabling even the most novice cook or baker the challenge of preparing these delicious recipes from one of the world's most treasured culinary cultures. Dorothy was well known for entertaining family and friends with a table full of surprises and delicacies that have become a "lost" art of Armenian and ethnic cooking; including her favorite International recipes. As one who always preferred to work in the kitchen alone, hence, the book's title, she now welcomes all to come into her kitchen and enjoy the favorite recipes of today and yesteryear. "Come Into My Kitchen" is her first attempt to bring her most popular and well loved old world recipes and American favorites into a consolidated labor of love for the reader to enjoy.
Product Details ISBN: 9781425710071
ISBN-10: 1425710077
Publisher: Xlibris Us
Publication Date: August 31st, 2006
Pages: 284
Language: English