[Armenian Kitchen]: Meet Jacqueline Dechkounian.

August 12, 2010

For the past 25 years, Jacqueline Dechkounian has worked in the New York offices of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, where she has delighted the palates of some of the church’s most important figures with her renowned culinary creations. A beloved member of the staff, her food has been enjoyed by generations of clergy, staff members, and visitors alike. His Holiness Karekin II even recently awarded Jacqueline with the prominent St. Nerses Shnorhali Award for her extended services to the Church.

Her influences did not come from her mother but from her father who owned a bakery in Lebanon, her daughter Maral recently explained. Jacqueline would help at the shop. “She likes to cook. She doesn’t let me cook,” Maral affectionately added. “She invents recipes.”

Jacqueline is now ready to bring her kitchen to you. To celebrate her successes at the Diocese, she and Maral, also a member of the Diocese staff, will be sharing Jacqueline’s recipes with the FAR community on our blog. They will be posted on a regular basis for our readers to enjoy, so keep your eyes open and your stomachs empty. We all look forward to her first recipe!

 Jacqueline at the Diocese


Credit: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: