Armenian Cuisine - Bread and Farinaceous Dishes
Traditional bread of Armenia– lavash (unleavened wheat cake) – is loved all over the world. Armenian cuisine without lavash simply does not exist. Not without a reason the expressions meaning to eat, have dinner, have breakfast, have supper in Armenia are replaced with one – “to eat bread”.
This thin fresh bread is still baked using ancient technology in clay tonirs. The real lavash is made from regular flour and spring water on a tonir wall fired with dry grapevines. Lavash dries up and is stored for as long as needed. Before eating it is sprinkled with water and covered - in a couple of minutes lavash will become soft like new. Also popular is bread of oval or round shape called matnakash and small cheese sandwiches - durum.