Lavash – The king of the Armenian breads
You have probably heard about lavash, traditional Armenian bread, which is an important part of the Armenian table. Lavash is not just bread, it’s part of history and culture, and it has its own legend.
What is Armenian lavash? It is a large oval bread made from fresh white dough. The process of making bread is a whole spectacle. Lavash is traditionally cooked in tonir. Tonir is a clay hearth that is digged in the ground. Every farmhouse had a separate building reserved for tonir.
The tradition of baking lavash in tonir has a thousand-year history and it has survived to our days.
Armenian lavash is not only delicious, but also very useful bread.
As a proof that Armenian lavash bread is an important part of the history and culture of Armenia, UNESCO included lavash in the list of intangible cultural heritage as an element of Armenian culture.