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Sun Sentinel Features Upcoming South Florida Armenian Food Festival

SunSentinel, SDAC Food Festival-2016

This week, Sun Sentinel reporter Marci Shatzman wrote a story about the upcoming Armenian Food Festival at St. David Armenian Church entitled “Kebabs, pastries, music at Armenian food festival.” After many years, the festival has become a staple in the community as the largest Armenian Food Festival in Florida.

The Armenian Food Festival will take place at St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 on Saturday, March 5th from 10:00am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday, March 6th from 12:00pm to 10:pm.

St. David Armenian Church parishioner Mary Demir told the Sun Sentinel:

“Bourma is like baklava, but the shape is different with more nuts and less dough,” said Demir, of Delray Beach, a church member. “It’s traditional Armenian cooking, and this is how we grew up. Even when we entertain we cook this kind of food.”

None of the food will be frozen, she said, adding “the Easter bread will come right out of the oven and the next day it will be sold.”

Schatzman’s story covered the entire menu and the hard work being done behind the scenes by the festival organizers. The story quotes festival chairwoman Maral Khanjian, parish council chairwoman Marta Batmasian, and Florida Armenians public affairs director Arsine Kaloustian.

The church had more than 3,000 visitors the last time they had a food festival in 2014, Khanjian said.

No doubt, the Florida Armenian community hopes to meet and exceed those numbers by reaching more people than ever. Sharing Armenian culture, history, and food with our neighbors is a great opportunity (and a lot of fun) and we thank Marci for her article.

You can read the entire Sun Sentinel story here, and you can send Marci Shatzman a thank you email here.

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