Friday, 26 September 2014

Traditional Armenian Bread

10 Sept 2014 | From Greta of Armenia

Lavash is a traditinal Armenian bread baked in a hole called tonir by a skilled woman. In this postcard, a woman is seen sleeping among freshly baked lavash. It is  a soft, thin flatbread tastier when warm and with cheese and greens. 

From ancient times till now the Tonir was worshiped by the Armenians like other sun symbols and it is known as a symbol of Sun in the ground. Ancient Armenians made tonirs in resemblance with the setting sun “going into the ground”. The underground, clay Tonir is one of the first tools of Armenian cuisine, as an oven and as a thermal treatment tool.

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