The Circle of Friends for the Armenian Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine presents:
HOME AGAIN: ARMENIAN RECIPES FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
A Virtual Book Presentation and Cooking Demonstration by Mari Firkatian, Professor of History, University of Hartford
Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m. (PST) via Zoom
Dr. Mari Firkatian’s Home Again: Armenian Recipes from the Ottoman Empire combines a collection of Armenian recipes from the Ottoman Empire with a memoir of a family of immigrants who kept certain recipes close to their hearts as a means of preserving their cultural heritage. She examines the relationship between history and cuisine, between displacement and memory, and between the individual and their ancestors.
Dr. Firkatian is Professor of History at the University of Hartford. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow as well as a Yale University Fellow and a recipient of International Research and Exchanges Board scholarships. She has lived and traveled extensively in Southeast Europe and the Soviet Union. Trained as a linguist and a historian, her research interests include minority populations, diplomatic history, and intellectual history. Most recently, she has begun to explore the history of food and the key role it plays as a historical artifact.
The event will be hosted to support the Western Armenian Language Curriculum at UCI. Your contribution and generosity are welcome!