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Updated Version: Teaching Our Children to Cook – A Brief Lesson on ‘How to make Dolma’ by 7-year-old Raffi

Update: I was supposed to include a brief video in this post but couldn’t figure out how to do it. 
Thanks to my husband, Doug, the video is now inserted for everyone to see.

Please scroll down to view. Enjoy!
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Since we’ve been in ‘lock-down’ mode for quite a while, I’ve been spending a LOT of time in the kitchen as I’m sure you have been, too. All I can say is, thank goodness for grocery delivery services!


Having been a High School Culinary instructor for over 30 years, it warms my heart to know that parents are teaching their children to cook as part of their home schooling routine – a brilliant and necessary idea!

Our great-nephew, Raffi and great-niece, Lena: Future Chefs!

Our nephew Kirk, and his wife Nairi are believers in this philosophy as well. They taught their 7-year-old son Raffi the art of preparing dolma in addition to other recipes. 


Better yet, they sent us a video.






I was thrilled to see how enthusiastically he participated in the dolma-project! 


I’m confident Raffi – and younger sister Lena – will continue to prepare amazing dishes under the careful supervision of their parents.

Raffi carefully rolls a stuffed grape leaf.

Click here for The Armenian Kitchen‘s recipe for Stuffed Grape Leaves.

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  • This is so great to see. I find they also like to make manti. My 5 year old niece sat with me for a whopping 40 minutes before she got antsy and needed to find something new to do.

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