Someone declared today Vegan Pizza Day, but I'd forgotten, largely because of the accompanying emphasis on vegan cheese, which rather grosses me out. But I ended up participating in my own way, albeit unwittingly, and before noon at that!
After crashing on friends' couch in Santa Monica last night, I made the long bus trek homewards this morning. Near the bus stop where I disembark is Sasoun, an Armenian/Lebanese bakery that I've been meaning to visit for the twenty months I've lived in this neighborhood, especially after a professor of mine gave it a rave recommendation last year (also see yelp page). But shy and lazy can be a damning combination when it comes to (not) trying out new things. Today, though, was the day. And actually, I think I'm riding the beginnings of a sea change in this respect.
The tahini bread I got was also delicious. Flaky, nutty, and slightly sweet, it was like a mix between a pita, a croissant, and a sesame cookie. Dunked in coffee, it was absolutely perfect.
I have the recipes in Simply Armenian, and I intend to make both these breads myself sometime. But if it turns out not as good, I can always just walk down the street. :)