At times I feel more Armenian than others. When I have Watermelon accompanied by Armenian Lavash wrap with feta cheese, it definitely ranks me high up there on the Armenian list. Even though I have resided in Los Angeles, California for most of my life, I was born and raised in Armenia until the age of 10.
Watermelons give me so much memories…
Growing up, I have always been attracted to watermelons. I mostly enjoy having them during the hot summer months, when they are in season. They can be so juicy and sweet. I also like them served cold… don’t really enjoy having my watermelons room temperature.
By memory it reminds me of the below location:
Watermelons were one of the musts for our picnic. My Dad would leave the watermelons in the super cold river so they would stay cool until after lunch. It would be the highlight of our day. I remember by the time I finished having my watermelon slice, I would be drenched with sticky watermelon juice and even smell like a watermelon.
Many years have gone by… The love for watermelons have carried on with me through my journey to the United States and anytime I want a piece of Armenian comfort, or a lazy dinner , this is what I choose to have. I am now a Mom who has two girls… and to my surprise – they are as passionate about watermelons as I am, specially my daughter Anabelle. I remember when I was pregnant with her, I had to make sure to have a watermelon every day.
So if you want to taste Armenian comfort food, wrap a lavash bread with some feta cheese and have it with a slice of watermelon. It is similar to having grapes with cheese… and the best part is that it’s effortless.