|Alice Vartanian, left, and her daughter Christine Datian
Christine and I have been ‘sharing’ recipes for a number of years via email. Most recently she sent me a link to her recipe for ‘Armenian Rice Pilaf with Raisins and Almonds’ which appeared in The New York Times.
|Christine’s Armenian Rice Pilaf with Raisins and Almonds (Photo by Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
In addition to this, Christine’s recipes have appeared in Armenian-American publications such as the Armenian Mirror – Spectator.
Christine’s love for her family and Armenian heritage is inspiring.
beautiful, accomplished, and completely dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. Working her entire life, she taught us to never give up. We were truly inspired by her determination. Grandmother made us feel special and loved – especially when she made her homemade baklava and Armenian breads and gatas when we were children.”