How lovely to be included in Molly O'Neill's new cookbook, 10 years in the making. My Mom's recipe for Armenian Rice Pilaf is one of 600 recipes from the nation's best home cooks, farmers, fishermen, pit-masters, and chefs.
A friend once called me the Picasso of the Potato. I’m a first generation Armenian-American whose family narrowly escaped genocide. Leaving the security of suburban life to wander the globe, I established the first vegetarian restaurant in Spain, on the magical island of Ibiza. After a stint dancing cabaret in Syria I spent 16 months incarcerated in an infamous London prison, along with my newborn baby where I managed, even there, to pioneer a healthy way of eating. Of my culinary memoir Siren’s Feast, An Edible Odyssey, Quincy Jones said: “A spicy brew of recipes and adventures. I don’t know whether to eat this book, smoke it or make love to it.”
Siren’s Feast—part cookbook, large part raucous memoir.