I've been sending tins of cookies to my brother who is stationed in Iraq, and recently received a thank-you note from one of his co-workers there who is Armenian Chaldean. She wrote this.....
I learned to make special spices and certain foods that the middle east don't know. I learned from my father side a dessert that is filled with sesami oil and sugar and then in a certain way you fill the dough and make it like a bread, very few people do those recipes and I'm good in cooking too.
....which has me totally fascinated. Her father is Armenian, and the bread/pastry she describes with sesame oil and sugar sounds really interesting. Does anyone know what this is, or of any bakeries or restaurants where I can find it?