I lived in Glendale California for more than 10 years. Glendale is populated with mostly middle eastern people, most specifically Armenians. After indulging in their wonderful, rich dishes, I became hooked. The only thing that hints at Armenian food that can be found virtually anywhere is the Greek chain restaurant called, "Daphne's". But this is actually a pale comparison and not quite good enough to satisfy my taste for authentic Armenian food.
Through my Armenian friends I leaned to make many variations of hummus, eggplant dip, and kabobs.
Click this link for a memorable, easy recipe. Armenian Meatball Soup
Click here for my favorite Hummus dip recipe.