“Bread, along with salt, is sacred to Armenians. Sharing bread with guests is fundamental to Armenian hospitality.”
- Robyn & Doug Kalajian
This is how rich America is: doctors routinely tell patients who need to lose a few pounds to quit eating bread — and some of us actually try to follow this advice.
Only very rich people would even think of doing something that would make their lives so much poorer.
Armenians love bread, which is hardly a distinction among Indo-European peoples, except that we got a head start. Armenian archaeologists have uncovered ancient fire pits strikingly similar to the tonir ovens that are still used to bake lavash.