Author, Barbara Ghazarian, is an experienced cook and a natural teacher with a gift for storytelling. Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy (Mayreni 2004) is her first cookbook and second book (Descendants of Noah: Stories of Armenian Apostolic Faith and Heritage, Mayreni 2002) [Republished as Descendants of Noah: Christian Sories from the Armenian Heart, Mayreni, 2005]. Barbara lectures from coast to coast on Armenian-related topics to both Armenian and American audiences. She authored a long-running weekly culinary column for a Los Angeles newspaper and has years of experience teaching culinary writing to adults in greater Boston. Today she splits her time between Monterey, California and Newport, Rhode Island.

Contact her at info2@mayreni.com

More on Barbara


YEAR 2010 APPEARANCES

Monday, August 30, 5:30 pm
Pacific Grove Farmers Market


Barbara will draw from her award-winning cookbook, Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy to demonstrate how to prepare market fresh vegetables your family will love. She will also make a distinctly Armenian salad, named Eetch, that defines today's healthy ingredients—all of which are staples of the Armenian kitchen: whole grains, fresh vegetables, olive oil and lemon juice dressing.

http://www.everyonesharvest.org/

Saturday, September 18, 9:30 am
Aptos Farmers Market


As seen nationwide on the highly-acclaimed lifestyle series, Real Simple for PBS-TV, Barbara Ghazarian, author of the award-winning cookbook, Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy and Simply Quince, will introduce the astonishingly modern Armenian table of her ancestors. In minutes, Ghazarian will make three traditional, non-cook, dishes using fresh market produce: Pickled Fresh Vegetables; Jajek, a cooling summertime yogurt, cucumber, and mint soup; and Yogurt with Quince Preserves, a yummy and nutritious Autumn breakfast or anytime snack. The audience will leave the workshop confident that they will be able to prepare healthy meals for their families and friends without investing lots of time, money, or energy.

http://www.montereybayfarmers.org/index.html

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2:00 pm
Village Kitchen Shoppe

147 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
Ph. 626. 914.7897

www.villagekitchenshoppe.com

&

Village Book Shop
125 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 335-5720

www.villagebookshopglendora.com

Join the Glendora Village Kitchen Shoppe, Village Book Shop and award-winning Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy and Simply Quince cookbook author Barbara Ghazarian. Barbara will introduce the astonishingly modern Armenian table of her ancestors. In minutes, she will pickled fresh vegetables, make a cooling summertime yogurt-cucumber soup, and a nutritious whole wheat salad. The audience will leave the workshop confident that they will be able to prepare healthy meals for their families and friends without investing lots of time, money, or energy.


Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2:00 pm
Abril Bookstore

415 E. Broadway #102
Glendale, CA 91205
818) 243-4112 phone
818) 243-4158 fax

www.abrilbooks.com


It’s quince season! Self-proclaimed "Queen of Quince," will talk about the beloved Armenian heirloom quince. Her new cookbook, Simply Quince won three national book awards, including Best Cookbook from the North American Booksellers. Explore new trendsetting ways to prepare this fall tree fruit, including quince-topped pizza, quince salsa, quince scones, and a wide variety of easy, one-pot stews. All are guaranteed to delight family and friends.


Sunday, October 3, 12:00 noon
Marina Farmers Market


Self-proclaimed "Queen of Quince," will talk about the beloved, but often forgotten heirloom quince. She will demonstrate how to prepare Quince Salsa from her cookbook, Simply Quince. Simply Quince won the North American Booksellers Best Cookbook award as well as 2 other national awards.

http://www.everyonesharvest.org/

Monday, October 4, 5:30 pm
Pacific Grove Farmers Market


Self-proclaimed "Queen of Quince," will talk about the beloved, but often forgotten heirloom quince. She will demonstrate how to prepare delicious Quince Salsa from her cookbook, Simply Quince. Simply Quince won the North American Booksellers Best Cookbook award as well as 2 other national awards.

http://www.everyonesharvest.org/

Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 pm
Natividad Medical Center Farmers Market


Join Barbara Ghazarian to cook heart-healthy, cancer preventing, salads direct from the table of her Armenian ancestors. Tomatoes, spinach and other dark greens, onions, and legumes will be featured.

http://www.everyonesharvest.org

Quince of My Dreams – Celebration of a Forgotten Fruit
Saturday, November 6th, 2010
10 AM to 12 PM
Vineyard Farmers Market
Northwest corner of Blackstone & Shaw

Quince Celebration Features Gourmet Chefs, Live Jazz, Fresh Quince, & Book Signing

FRESNO, Calif., Marmelo in Portuguese, coing in French, quitte in German, ayva in Turkish, and sergevil in Armenian – all over the world the fruit bearing quince tree (Cydonia oblonga) is cultivated and prized for it’s versatility in the kitchen.  Unfortunately in the United States this wonderful fruit has been nearly forgotten.

To help us rediscover the quince we have invited “Simply Quince” author Barbra Ghazarian to visit the Vineyard Farmers Market to sign copies of her newly released cookbook. In addition our “market chefs” will be on hand to tempt and delight you with creations made from this incredible fruit.

Admission to the event is $5, with tickets available at the gate.

Featured local restaurant’s include; Cracked Pepper Bistro, Elbow Room, Marian Farms, Max’s Bistro and Trelio Restaurant.
We will also be offering for sale tastings and unique cocktails made from Marian Farms oak aged brandies.

Quince of My Dreams will be held at the Vineyard Farmers Market located on the Northwest corner of Blackstone & Shaw in Fresno, California. The event will start at 10 AM and end at noon. Music will be performed by the Kevin Hill Trio.

Most varieties of quince are too hard, astringent and sour to eat raw. “The quince is the poster child of ‘Slowness,’” suggests Ben Watson, an author and food activist who organized a tasting of quince varieties for Slow Food’s Ark of Taste committee. “It’s lovely and fragrant but pretty much inedible unless transformed by peeling, coring and cooking. I think it is poised for a comeback.” The event, sponsored by the Vineyard Farmers Market Association, is designed to increase appreciation for quince and local produce.  Fresh quinces are harvested from late August through December.


Monday, November 15, 2:00 pm
Carmel Woman's Club


Award-winning cookbook author and chef, Barbara Ghazarian will talk about her two cookbooks, Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy and Simply Quince. Both honor the ancient cuisine of her Armenian ancestors while offering modern, trendsetting flavors and dishes that delight today's foodies.

http://www.carmelwomansclub.com/

 


YEAR 2007 APPEARANCES

Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm
St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Church
Egavian Cultural Center - Providence, RI
An Evening with Author Barbara Ghazarian
Readings from
"Simply Armenian" and "Descendants of Noah"
and
Fundraiser sponsored by
Habitat for Humanity, Armenia Project


SOME PAST APPEARANCES

Explore an Armenian/Middle Eastern market with
Barbara Ghazarian and Rob Keefe
with
Real Simple for PBS TV
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Check your local station for broadcasting times by clicking http://pbs.org/realsimple


Thursday, August 24 at 8:30 pm on WGBH 2
Also airs on
Sunday, August 27 at 5:30 pm on WGBH 2
Images of the Armenian Spirit
Explore the rich cultural history of the Armenian
people with author and speaker Barbara Ghazarian
when she visits the WGBH studio in Boston, MA
to present this program
http://www.wgbh.org

Saturday, September 9, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
San Luis Obispo, CA - Mission Plaza
2006 Central Coast Book and Author Festival
Join nationally-acclaimed author Barbara Ghazarian to explore and celebrate the ultra-modern kitchen and spiritual wisdom of her Armenian ancestors with her award-winning cookbook, "Simply Armenian," and best-selling collection of inspirational stories, "Descendants of Noah."
http://www.ccbookfestival.org/vList2006.asp

Saturday, September 9, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
Historical Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Workshop
"Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy"
http://www.ccbookfestival.org/schedule2006.asp