My father-in-law’s cat won’t eat imported sausages found in Armenian shops, because it doesn’t think there’s enough meat in there. The cat comes from the noble breed of Van cats (Վանա կատու), it knows exactly what it likes and prefers pure meat and only a couple of local sausage types.
Amusing? Sure. Here’s another food story: back in November, when price of my favorite Armenian cheese – Ashtarak Kat’s “Lori” went up, I predicted, that it will lose buyers.
Indeed, for some while the cheese was lying about in supermarkets and people frowned and avoided buying it. Me too, for a while, until I figured, that I can’t stand the taste of Chedder cheese much longer and started buying “Lori” again.
But now Ashtarak’s “Lori” has became a rarity. I’ve discovered, that it only exists in SAS supermarkets. And when I asked at STAR, how come they don’t have it, someone said because Ashtarak prefers to export most of its cheese abroad.
And by the way, my father-in-law’s cat prefers Ashtarak’s “Lori” too. Smart cat. I’ll follow it’s food habits. When we next meet, I’ll ask the kitty, what it thinks of khash.