Vegan Armenian Kitchen is a collaborative project between Lena, a writer and vegan recipe developer based in Toronto, and Siroon, a photographer and creative director based in Los Angeles. They met in Armenia in 2012, and reunited in Los Angeles six years later to set the wheels in motion for this endeavor. After living in Armenia for six years, Lena is on a mission to not only veganize the Armenian dishes she grew up with, but also highlight the plant-based staples present in both Armenia and the diaspora. Siroon, with her unique vision and style, is passionately bringing the recipes, stories, and the cookbook itself to life.
Integral components of Armenian dining include abundance, generosity and a love of food. Vegan Armenian Kitchen will showcase that it is possible to cut down or eliminate animal product consumption while still being able to enjoy Armenian classics.
While the recipes are the main component of this venture, Vegan Armenian Kitchen is an all-in-one resource for Armenian cooking which is intertwined with its rich culture and heritage. From food idioms and detailed explanations on dishes, names and customs, to pantry staples, menu pairing and holiday planning, Vegan Armenian Kitchen will be an invaluable tool that will serve not only to educate and fascinate readers on Armenian cuisine and history, but also inspire them to create the plant-based and veganized dishes in their own kitchen!