What exactly is Khorovats?
According to Irina Petrosian, author of “Armenian Food – Fact, Fiction, and Folklore”, ‘khorovats is an Armenian word for life lived to the fullest and the celebration of good weather’. I couldn’t have said it better.
|Doug’s shish kebab on mini metal skewers
Over the years, we’ve posted numerous stories about grilling
and barbecuing in general – and, of course recipes. The word ‘khorovats’ wasn’t used in our Armenian
household, but whenever we grilled or barbecued, the menu consisted of lamb shish kebab or lule kebab.
|My dad, Andy Dabbakian, with his hand-made shish kebab machine and skewers – grilling his own kebab recipe. He was quite a guy!
My father, Andy Dabbakian, a machinist by trade, designed and built his own kebab machine and accompanying
skewers which were long, narrow, square-shaped, with a sharply pointed tip. The skewers held the cubes
of meat beautifully as his machine rotated each in unison, cooking the kebab evenly every time.
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