Hello Foodie Friends!
Thought I would mix it up a bit this month by covering one of the most popular foodie festivals in California, the Armenian Food Festival in San Francisco. Growing up as a native San Franciscan, I had met and befriended many Armenians as we had so much in common culturally. From strict parents to the emphasis on the Christian faith, to the big family gatherings and similar Mediterranean cuisine, there was no shortage of commonality. Even my prom date was Armenian! While the Kardashian family painted one broad and overwhelming stroke on the Armenian people, there is so much more to their culture and society. Armenian Americans have affected many facets of our lives we don’t even think about–from innovations in finance, medicine, farming, and of course food! Now this Armenian Festival is so massive, it runs three days to accommodate the thousands that attend every year. As you can imagine, there was so much action to cover I couldn’t do it all in one video. So I am doing a three part series. In the first video below, I establish who the Armenian people are–you will be amazed at how they transformed life in America. Next week I will delve in more into the food. I would love your feedback–do you like these on-location shoots? Are there any other festivals you would like me to cover? Leave it in the comments below! 😉