Opinion: breaking bread in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

"It is also too early to talk about 'culinary diplomacy' in the Karabakh conflict, sometimes also referred to as 'gastrodiplomacy,' though countless state banquets demonstrate that is by no means a new concept," writes Onnik James Krikorian in this op-ed for commonspace.eu

"Instead, 'gastronationalism' has often defined the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict - especially over national dishes common to both such as dolma - in much the same way that Palestinians and Israelis have engaged in a perpetual 'hummus war'." He adds that "amid the petty squabbling over food there are also positive examples" of how cuisine has bridged divides across the South Caucasus.

Click here to read the full piece on commonspace.eu.