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Festival to offer sample of Armenian culture, music, exotic-tasting food

Sharon Foley of Rensselaer, chairwoman of the women’s guild at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, shows off a tray full of “choereg,” sweet rolls that will be sold at this weekend’s Armenian Festival at the church. Lamb kebabs, grape leaves, hummus and other Armenian foods will be on the menu. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette Reporter)
Sharon Foley of Rensselaer, chairwoman of the women’s guild at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, shows off a tray full of “choereg,” sweet rolls that will be sold at this weekend’s Armenian Festival at the church. Lamb kebabs, grape leaves, hummus and other Armenian foods will be on the menu. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette Reporter)
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Rensselaer’s Sharon Foley knows that people who crave Armenian food want spicy, meaty and vegetable dishes. “I think the popular Armenian foods most people are familiar with are paklava, the nut-filled phyllo dough pastry, and of course the meat dishes would be shish kebabs,” said Foley, chairwoman of the women’s guild at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet. “We have dolma — it’s basically a stuffed pepper,” she added. “We have a rice pilaf ...

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