Armenian Cuisine – Dried Bean Soup Recipe by Heghineh The best comfort food of all times: my grandma’s dried bean soup. She’d make this soup in wintertime, with beans she grew in her own, enormous garden I remember us, all her grandchildren, helping her to harvest the beans in late summer, and then gather around kitchen table and help her to separate the bean seeds from shells and set aside so that she can dry those and store for winter. She’d serve this dried bean soup with a few day old bread, and with her homemade pickled veggies. Now, every time I make this soup, she’s the one and only person who comes to my mind. I know, she wouldn’t have approved some of my changes to the recipe, but I’m sure she’d still be proud of me for keeping our traditions and for sharing the best of our Armenian cuisine.