A photo of Martha Graham dancing
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Yousuf Karsh, Martha Graham, 1948 © Yousuf Karsh, Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh. National Portrait Gallery

Cooking Up History: Lavash: An Expression of Armenian Heritage

Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and our resident food historian, Dr. Ashley Rose Young, preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment. In 2019 we're focusing each month’s demonstration on a section of the museum’s exhibition FOOD: Transforming the American Table.

We are teaming up with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to host the authors of Lavash: The bread that launched 1,000 meals, plus salads, stews, and other recipes from Armenia, a cookbook that brings to life the rich food heritage of Armenia. "Team Lavash," as they call themselves, say they ate their weight in lavash while making this book--all in the sake of research. The authors will be joined by a special guest host (TBD) as they demonstrate how to make this staple bread and share stories from their fieldwork illuminating Armenian culture. After the demonstration, the authors will sign copies of their book, which will be available for purchase on site.


Culinary Arts, Demonstrations


American History Museum


American History Museum

Event Location

Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West



Related Exhibition

FOOD: Transforming the American Table


Assisted listening devices, Wheelchair accessible